if you want a great APO refractor without breaking the bank, this may be the opportunity of your life.
this sale includes the OTA only, plus 2" and 1.25" visual backs, and the tak tube holder. the scope OTA itself is in excellent condition. the dew shield and lens cover have a few scratches on them, but they still look pretty good.
the scope came back from TNR after cleaning and collimation. i botched a clean job (don't ask) some time ago and let a little bit of alcohol seep between the two lens elements at the very edges of the lens. TNR removed most of the stain but it is visible if you are really looking for it. they don't show up on pictures and are extremely small and at the edges of the lens only. the view is not affected at all. the optics are very clean otherwise.
pictures available upon request. paypal please add 1.5%. if you don't want the rings, price would be $700 + actual shipping. c'mon guys! this is almost at 50% discount if you include the rings and visual backs! [SALE PENDING]