The sale fell through, so I am again selling my somewhat abused Comet Catcher. I had to repair a couple of things:
1 The secondary mirror holder was lose on the stalk that supports it and the set screws (not the colimnation screws, those work fine) were stuck with industrial strength thread lock. So I JB welded the thing in place.
2 In messing with the scope when I first got it, I derailed the bearing in the focuser. I fixed that without too much trouble. It's as good as new.
3 The little pinion gear in the focuser was made of plastic. It ruptured and I couldn't glue it. So I cut the brass pinion gear from an old focuser that I had and drilled a hole to mount it in place of the old gear. This works pretty well, but it isn't exactly centered on the shaft (maby 1/32" off center), so the force necessary to move the focuser isn't even throughout the focuser's travel. (It's not a huge deal, but I like to be frank).
I was going to use this as a super finder, but I decided that it was too small a step up from the short tube 80 that I am using for my primary finder. Opticaly, it is only so-so. (It does pretty well up to 100x, it's really hard to focus it above that power anyway because it's so optically fast)
I'd like to get $150 for this scope, I'll pay for shipping. I accept money orders and pay pal (add 3%). The scope has a telrad base on it, but I can remove that if you want.