Questar Standard, MgFl coated pyrex, with original Power Guide II (9V Battery installs in base, not controller, allowing you to just flick the switch for tracking without even having to connect the controller).
- Serial 5-10588 made in 1995- Receipt inside manual for $410. standard Questar service in 2004. Used very little since then.-16mm Brandon eyepiece
-24mm Brandon eyepiece-Fitted case-Original Shipping Drum-Solar Filter-Power Guide Controller
The above sells today for $5644. from Astronomics, but with the latest Power Guide III, not the coveted Power Guide II from 1995.This sale additionally includes a full mount system! featuring a one-of-a-kind, carbon fiber mount plate with a long aluminum rail below that attaches to a Bogen 501HDV fluid head on a Bogen 028B tripod with crank center column. The scope fits like a glove into the top, supported by three hugging ridges. The scope attaches by a brass captive screw quick spun by a Manfrotto large knurled aluminum knob.The bottom of the mount plate has cut-outs which allow use of the Power Guide power switch, N-S hemisphere switch and more. This custom mount makes it very simple to adjust for polar alignment and allows terrestrial panning for birders and boaters and scenic viewing.
Condition is used. I can't find any faults worth noting, not even dust, but it is all sold as-is and used with no statement of condition other than what is or is not seen in the photos. This is because someone could buy the scope, ruin its optics by improper cleaning or worse, then return it for full refund if they find so much as a speck of dust if I say there was no dust. I can't take that risk, so it is simple sold as "used" period. Thank you for understanding. I will say that I very much enjoyed this scope and took a great deal of pride in the scope and its unique mount system which I found superior to the same sold by Questar for nearly $2000. extra. Mine is much lighter and highly useful and portable. The scope is highly stable on this mount as the center of gravity of the scope is maintained precisely over the center of the tripod, eliminating most of the vibration due to momentum of rotation around an axis.
Local pick-up offered, but if shipped, the scope package will come in the original drum inside another box and the mount of tripod, fluid head and carbon fiber/aluminum mount plate will ship in a separate package. Shipping flat rate of $95. for both packages. Please ask for a shipping quote for other than continental USA.
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