VINTAGE JAPAN MADE ASTRONOMICAL TELESCOPE - SOUTHERN PRECISION INSTRUMENTS(SPI) Model 525D=60MMF=1000MMMade in Japan circa 1960s. Great optics. On the discussion boards they are saying that these were made for SPI by the Royal Astro Optical Company Ind Ltd of Japan and branded with the SPI logo.This company produces optics of the highest quality. july is a great month for viewing stars, meteor showers, etc. Or just check out the scenery with the terrestrial eyepiece.Included with this telescope:
- Celestial eyepiece
- Terrestrial eyepiece
- AH.20MM=50x eyepiece
- Tripod (read condition description)
- Other telescope accessories as shown in photos.
In great vintage condition overall. There are some scuffs and scratches from light normal use. Additionally, there is a little dust in some areas. The optics are clean and clear with no fungus or other issues. Two legs of the wooden tripod are broken. It's repairable for someone good with their hands but might not be an easy fix. One screwhole for the detachable finder scope mount is stripped. The plastic ring around the 80x eyepiece is chipped and has to be carefully screwed on but the lens is fine. --- The wooden case has chips and peeled veneer but functions well. The sun filter is missing. -- Optics are great.Instructions (one page) are in poor shape but fully readable.
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