Televue Genesis SDF with Carton E.Q.
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. Thinking of trading down to a TV 76
w/ alt-az mount.
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.
Polar axis scope.
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
An Apogee RA drive is included, and tracks nicely (but this is not a
(I sold the original TV clamshell tube ring when I found the Carton
3. I also have an original TV hard eyepeice case which I would include
for a serious buyer. A nice touch.
I have $2550 invested.
To break this up would be a shame.
Any reasonable offer over $2400 + shipping will be considered.
This deserves a picture, but I am not yet digitized.
Optically and mechanically as new. A treat for Televue lovers.
I do not want to split this up. It belongs together.
Tom Lyon (University Place, WA.)