Spectacular travel combo. This is the Questar 3.5” Field Model with Zerodur mirror and Broadband coatings and the Takahashi original Sky Patrol mount with polar scope, latitude adjustment, and RA drive. (Tripod not included). The scope is typically spectacular Questar optics with lens cap, built in finder, barlow, 24mm Brandon ocular and original Questar manuals. In excellent mechanical condition and very good cosmetic (some small scuffs to OTA) and optical (corrector sleek Questar assures me does not affect images as well as a <0.5mm speck on the mirror) condition. The mount is also in very good condition cosmetically, mechanically excellent, with counterweight and an extra RA motor and hand controller(!).
The Questar weighs less than four pounds, the mount about 7 pounds, making about as nice a travel package as you can get. I include a military spec travel case for the Questar that’s darn near explosion proof in strength and the Takahashi carry case for the mount – both extremely transportable. I’ll also include the Bogen/Takahashi tripod adapter if you need it.
New Questar with Zerodur and Broadband is $3495, newer version Tak Sky Patrol is around $890 with polar scope – a total of $4385. I just don’t ever travel with the time or destinations to use this package as it should be used. Feel free to e-mail with questions. Cashier’s check or money orders preferred, no PayPal.