I have spent the last ten years collecting this original setup.
But now am somewhat discouraged by lack of observing time and place
here in Washington.
Here is what I have.
1. Televue Genesis SDF (4 inch, 540mm f.l. fluorite) Serial #2763
Sent back to TV five years ago for routine cleaning and collimation.
Optically and cosmetically pristine.
w. original hard case & keys.
2 inch focuser and diagonal(not the new enhanced version)
Sliding dew cap and screw-on cover.
As Al says: "all tack-sharp and buttery smooth".
2. Carton equatorial mount. (Complete)
w/ original box and packing.
Slow-motion cables and counter-weight.
This was the original mount supplied by TV with the SDF.
It is solid and "like new", but still portable.
It stands on TV Gibraltar ash legs! (I sold the head but retained the legs!)
An Apogee RA drive is included,and tracks nicely (but this is not a goto setup).
(I sold the original TV clamshell tube ring when I found the Carton EQ.)
3. I also have (but only would include if someone wanted the whole package:
An old classic Televue hard eyepiece case.
TV 11mm Nagler T6
TV 7mm Nagler T6
TV 2.5x Powermate
-Were I not to sell this, I will buy a 24mm Panoptic to complete
its best potential range of Magnification.
As it stands the splits are: 50, 75, 120, and 190.
The Pan would add 22.5 with a 3 degree field.
And, of course this could be 'bumped up' to over 300x.
I have $2900 invested (w/o eyepieces and case).
Anyone interested to make an offer?
This deserves a picture, but I am not yet digitized. I could, however,
send a photo if seriously interested.
Tom Lyon (University Place, WA.)