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Questar 3.5 telescope with quartz mirror For Sale


Questar 3.5 telescope with quartz mirror



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Questar 3.5 telescope with quartz mirror:
$3,600

The Questar haslong been regarded as the finest personal telescope in the world. This particular vintage model is in beautiful condition, appears well cared for . It is the premium quartz optic model which is no longer available by Questar. 7 QTZxxxx BB (broad band coatings). This was mfg in 1967. The quartz mirror was last offered with the 50th anniversary edition and prices on these are often over 10k used. Questar's with optics at this age and in this condition are rare to come by. Optics are crisp and clean to the edge on both surfaces. This could well have been re-plated and re-coated, it's that good. In addition to the telescope's legendary resolution, flatness of field and contrast, the Questarhas integrated features that are unavailable with other telescopes. It provides three power changes per eyepiece, an internal finder and two telescopic powers. Included also are a star-diagonal prism, solar filter for finder lens, off-axis glass solar filter, and focusable eyepiece diopter, and original owner's manual. The barrel rotates for viewing height adjustment and is silk-screened with a functional Moon Map. The removable dewcap is a Star Chart. The equatorial fork mount is brushed cast aluminum, aircraft polyurethane painted, with friction drive alt-azimuth controls. It includes an AC powered synchronous clock drive motor and declination clamp. The setting circle for Right Ascension and Declination is fully functional. The RA circle is universal for northern and southern hemispheres. Stores in a carrying case that has pockets for the included tabletop legs, original off-axis solar filter, and AC adapter cord. Includes the rare cover It comes with Tele-vue adapter to accept any current 1 1/4 eyepiece. Invest in something you can use and sell should you lose interest. Or pass down to the next generation. offerding starts at a very affordable 3600.00 (with no reserve) This is the cream of the crop in vintage questar telescopes.
Carefully packed with care.
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