I got this baby out under the stars and I discovered that for where I am in NY I require something with a higher focal length. This is an original f/5 TV Genesis with rear flourite element. The objective shows some coating wear around the very outter edge, which I was upset about when I first bought it off of A-mart. However, I called Al Nagler and he said that the light transmission would not be affected by such a minimal amount of wear and the image would be the same because the rear flourite was mint, and he was right. The views of the moon and jupiter were awesome, no false color!, but when I throw on a 4x powermate and a 2.5 vixen to try to see DSOs the light pollution is just too much to handle. I need something strictly for planets and the moon now so I'm looking for a quality 3 or 4" apo that is at least f/8.
I'll trade tube, clamshell ring and hardcase for a MINT 80-100mm flourite/ed scope and ring, that takes 2" accessories, or sell it for a fair price. I will sell the whole setup for $1500 + shipping or local pickup. That includes:
TV tube ring
TV hard carry case
TV Ash Gibraltar w/ Telepod head and carry bag