Note: this ad is only for potential buyers within the Pacific Northwest who would be willing to drive and meet me halfway; I am in the Portland,Oregon metro area.
Update: 03/12/2003. This instrument has now been professionally serviced and is mostly complete, the optical system has been my main target and the scope now performs very well. The fish oil-based grease in the EQ head has been professionally replaced with modern greases and works much better than before (altho still with a bit of overrun). I have purchased a 6x30 finder to fit into the original finder bracket..The main thing still needing doing is to repaint the OTA. ... please read on....
For Sale: Tasco 76.2mm F15+, a great old long-focus refractor on its original EQ mount/wood tripod, 90% restored and presently very usable for astronomy; I have a fine Vixen multi-coated 12mm eyepiece to complement its original Huygen 0.965 eyepieces. Its diagonal prism might benefit from replacement but works OK. I have devised a nice way to convert it to use 1.25 inch standard accessories via a high-quality 1.25 inch mirror diagonal-- 1.25 inch DOES NOT come with this, but if you have interest, please inquire....It has a White tube, beautiful wooden legs, looking very presentable. What is included: scope OTA, rings, EQ head, wooden tripod, two original .965 eyepieces, amici erecting prism, diagonal, cute 2x Barlow, red dot finder, wooden footlocker to store it, a fine 12mm Vixen MC eyepiece, and zerox copies of owner's manual. . Please email me and I expect we'd want to talk by phone. Picture below is one of 10 images available. Price: $300, and split any driving costs. (in the future, I might consider tackling shipping this big, oversize thing!).