This Gorgeous Questar 3.5 Duplex was purchased New on December 30, 1999 directly from Questar By Mr. Richard Chitwood from Frederick, Maryland.
The original Purchase Invoice shows this masterpiece has the following features;
Item Number: 10113 Questar Duplex with Pyrex Mirror, MgFl (Magnesium Fluoride Coatings) S/N: 9-DP-10930 $4,115.00.
Item Number: 19415S POWERGUIDE II, 3.5 Sub W/order $400.00.
Item Number: 19345 Tripod, BOGEN W/Fluid Head, $530.00.
In December od 1999, the total price for this package NEW was $5,072.00
Mr. Chitwood passed, and I bought this beauty from his estate. It is in Immaculate Condition. Works like a dream and viewing through this scope is amazing.
So why am I selling it? I have wanted one of these for over 25 years and I bought this one last year. I have had it out just a few times and to tell you the truth I am no good at finding things with it using the setting circles.
My first scope was a 10” Meade LX-200 go to scope that once aligned would go to anything I wanted to see by simply entering the name in the hand held controller. I then got a bad case of Aperture Fever and sold the 10” in order to get a 12” Meade LX-200. When that did not satisfy my quest for more light I got a 14” Mede LX-200 and then I discovered that at my age manhandling that beast was enough to keep me from taking it out into the field. Literally it is a 2-man job to set up the 14” on the giant field tripod with the wedge mounted on it. So I sold out and when I saw Mr. Chitwood’s scope come up for sale I just had to have it since I could now afford it.
After my 5thvisit to our viewing site outside of Spencer, Tennessee, (we called it STARBASE). I decided that a manual scope is simply not for me at my age. The Autoguid 2 works great but I just do not like a manually finding targets with a manually guided scope.
When I sell this one, I will get me a new 10” Meade LX 650, that is not only a GO TO scope it is also self aligning.
You can see from the photos that this is a beautiful scope and will be loved for many years to come.
EVERYTHING Listed above comes with this package, and my Asking Price is $3,200.00 OR BEST OFFER. Please do not hesitate to make a REASONABLE OFFER!
I live in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and I am willing to deliver it within a 100-mile radius for no charge.
At this price I will cover the INSURED SHIPPING to the Lower 48 United States. If you are in Alaska, or Hawaii, you will pay a small charge to cover the difference between Lower 48 States.
This scope is listed on Cloudy Nights and if it sells there I reserve the right to close this sale out due to its being sold on Cloudy Nights.
Filed under: High-End Telescope Auctions (USA)