I just purchased a beautiful AP Starfire 152 made in 1989, in almost perfect condition. I live in Connecticut, and it gets quite cold here. This telescope takes about 90 minutes to reach thermal equilibrium, and since I get up at 4:00 AM to do observing, that takes me to 5:30. This is just not a practical scope for me. I am looking for a trade for a six inch Floride Tak.I will put up photo later today.
For those of you who read this ad. I am NOT selling the AP. Sorry, tonight I took it out and it was OUTSTANDING. BEST VIEWS I EVER HAD. WOW! I might consider trading even up for a Tak 6" only because I have lots of Tak paraphenalia, and no Tak scope that I am keeping. As for selling this beauty, NO WAY!