Here is my Tele Vue Genesis 500mm f/5 fluorite refractor, scope has a clear aperture of 102mm. This scope has been my workhorse for the past decade plus some years, thought I'd keep it forever but I recently picked up a 130mm refractor which has supplanted my need for the Genesis. Glass and coatings are perfect and cosmetics are very good except for the sliding dew shield, which has its fair share of paint chips, see pics for details. Focuser operates smoothly and has never needed adjustment or servicing. Package I am selling includes:
- Tele Vue Genesis 500mm f/5 fluorite refractor optical tube assembly,
- Tele Vue threaded aluminum lens cover, which threads smoothly into the front of the lens cell,
- period-correct Tele Vue Everbrite 2" star diagonal with "Everbrite" logo written in script; some anodization has scuffed off at the top lip of the diagonal, could be covered with a Sharpie but I'll leave that decision to the next owner, never bothered me,
- a 2"-to-1.25" brass compression ring type eyepiece adapter, I can't say for sure if the adapter is Tele Vue as I've had so many of these adapters over the years, but this is one of the nice ones regardless,
- original Tele Vue clamshell which makes rotating and balancing the scope super easy, just add your own choice of dovetail or mounting plate, and
- original Tele Vue hard case, scuffed but in perfect working order; the piano hinge on the back of the hard case has a slight buckle in it which doesn't affect function at all, see pic for details.
Scope is located in Lakewood, CO and interested local parties are welcome to come see it in person, local pickup fine. No packing fees, I should be able to box it all up myself. Buyer to pay actual shipping cost, I do have a FedEx account and can send via FedEx ground at a discounted rate with the account.
Filed under: High-End Telescope Auctions (USA)