The 50’’-long OTA houses the quality optics Discovery is known for. This was the “First Light” production run from Fall ’99 when Discovery began marketing its own reflector telescopes. Scope has been spent nearly all that time since then stored covered inside, so is in very good shape mechanically, cosmetically, and most importantly optically.
This scope has same primary mirror as the company’s pricier “standard” scopes, but has a stalk secondary and a helical focuser. Is ready-to-use with
1. OTA on a Dob mount/base;
2. 20mm or 25mm eyepiece (sorry, I’m not sure which as it’s not marked on the EP);
3. Red-eye reflex finder.
Also included is the mount hardware for a standard 6x30 finder (finder is not included).
This scope slews smoothly and stays nicely balanced with the EP.
Was $195, NOW SELLING FOR $175 FIRM. Accept cash or personal check.
For this price, it’s a solid performer for the money as-is! Or you can re-engineer it to suit your needs.
Strongly prefer pickup in Chicago area, will consider meeting you in Western Illinois or Eastern Iowa/Quad Cities area.
Thanks for looking, Rick