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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Antiques ASTRO ONLY > Classified #189432

For Sale: SOLD Unusual 76mm f/16 Vintage Refractor [SOLD]

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This 76.2mm f/16 (1200mm f.l.) refractor has a rare telescoping tube -the black portion of the tube near the focuser slides out for use and slides in to fit in the wood case. It was imported from Japan by Tasco, my guess is 50's or early '60's. The telescoping tube mechanism is precision and really locks into place. Included are (I believe) all original accessories - finderscope, sun projection screen, .965" accessories, etc. all in a fitted wood case. The OTA is in excellent condition. It is a very heavy, quality tube with a precision push-pull lens cell. The mount has nice appearance but is a little stiff and wobbles some -the bearings need to be regreased and tightened. In my view the scope was an undermounted design for such a fine OTA. The focuser has a standard 36mm thread and can easily be adapted for 1.25" accessories with adapters currently on the market.

Asking $600 plus shipping for this strange old refractor.
 

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