In view of space limitations and a new scope purchase I am somewhat reluctantly placing this scope for sale. I am the third owner and purchased this scope earlier this year off astromart specifically to use for the Mars opposition. Briefly it is a 10" f/7 Optical Craftsmen Connoisseur series Newtonian circa 1972. Very well corrected primary which provided great views of Mars. Solid 1.5" axis shafts,4" Sealmaster ballbearings,electric Dec slow motion,RA drive, rotating rings, 8x50mm finder,camera adapter bracket and mount.
Everything is all original except one secondary mirror screw, the screws holding the RA drive cover and the pier has been painted gray with a electrical box added. I recenty had this scope on display at a astro assembly in Rhode Island and those who saw it were very impressed by the condition. Especially the OTA. I have a spare original RA and Dec motor as well.Asking $1500. Pick-up only or I would be willing to drive 100-150 miles to meet. I also have the original wood storage crate for the OTA.