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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Telescope - Reflectors > Classified #185205

Sale/Trade: SOLD 10" Cave Astrola F6 Newtonian --UPDATED

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Massive classic equatorial newtonian in unusually good condition for 1973, rotating rings, three-legged pier with castors, dual-axis drive, handbox, 8x50 finder, helical focuser, counterweight bar assembly, all original. The optical quality is outstanding, with a very fine star test, correction estimated better than 1/10 wave on the wavefront. The small 20% obstruction also helps deliver the superb planetary definition, easily exceeding a known very fine C11 in direct comparision, in good seeing equal to an 8" F 12 D&G refractor with an Aries chromacor color corrector.

I carefully removed and cleaned the primary (I'm a professional), the coatings are spotless and bright, with a Pancro sticker on the back. The edge of the mirror is hand-scribed:

Cave Optical Co.
M-738716 - F6 - 59 1/2" FL
Dec - 17 - 1973

Taking offers or possible trades (APOS, Takahashi, fine Maks, M715, etc.), must see, I won't ship this monster. No photos available. Did not come with any Cave oculars. Will include a photocopy of the Cave catalog of the era. I'm estimating its value at around 1500.

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