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#1 LarryV

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:49 AM

Anyone know where Questar is in the model run of the 50th Anniversary?
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:18 PM

Mine was delivered about a week ago. The serial # is 199.

#3 LarryV

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:50 PM

Thanks Loren. You will love your new scope- the views are stunning.
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:30 PM

Larry,

I would guess that at least Serial numbers 200, 225 & 250 were sold as requested numbers. That means about 45 are left to be made.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:14 PM

Thanks Bill.
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 02:32 PM

This is a question that should be directed to Questar. We can only speculate. I think the last answer I saw from a query to Jim R. was less than 2 dozen.

#7 Gordon Reade

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:48 PM

It would be pretty neat to own the last 50th ever made.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:24 PM

There was one for sale last month on AM. The seller mentioned that if you ordered a new one today they couldn't guarantee the 1/10 min pv. Can anyone confirm this?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

I would contact Questar for reliable information.

#10 Erik Bakker

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:41 AM

There was one for sale last month on AM. The seller mentioned that if you ordered a new one today they couldn't guarantee the 1/10 min pv


:question:

Questar has always been able to deliver this level of quality to it's customers if they so desired. In the 50th it is guaranteed and included in the price. In regular production there are quite a few this good to, though not guaranteed. For that reassurance you pay a little extra.

When I startested my Q7 it was better than 1/10th wave. The Zygo interferometer confirmed that later. I have startested older Q 3 1/2's that were of this level of quality too. They were regular production optics. Have not seen or tested recent Q 3 1/2's, so I cannot comment on those.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:30 AM

Last year I had asked Questar about ordering a Q7 with 1/10 min optics and they said they wouldn't do it fyi.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:00 AM

Last year I had asked Questar about ordering a Q7 with 1/10 min optics and they said they wouldn't do it fyi.


Thanks for the update. In that case one might choose to buy used and startest before finalizing the deal.

#13 Gordon Reade

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 02:31 PM

Bump.

How many Q 50th are left? Does anyone know?

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 04:13 PM

Last year I had asked Questar about ordering a Q7 with 1/10 min optics and they said they wouldn't do it fyi.


Well that would be a departure from previous years. When I purchased my Astro 7 from C7, I was told that they could write a contract for a specified PV error - for extra $$. Standard offering is "diffraction limited" i.e. 1/4 wave (all four surfaces), though placard in C7 museum stated that many exceed this. The expectation for a standard 3.5Q is 1/8 wave but I don't know if that is still guaranteed.

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 06:39 PM

Q 50 #222 delivered in June from Company Seven.
I did not request any special number

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:39 PM

Gordon made the comment about it would be neat to get the last one produced. The problem is that serial number 250 was sold in the first year on a special request for that serial number, so the last one might be SN 249. JM's serial number would mean around 27 might still be available. The first 50th came out in 2001 and that makes them sell at about 18 per year (with many selling in the first 5 years). I would say that all 250 will probably sell out in about another 2 years. Then it will be ready for a 75th model.

JM, you got a great number (remember the TV show Room 222).

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:10 AM

I got my 50th a couple of months ago and the sequential serial number was 50244.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 07:17 PM

on 3/2012 SN 199 was delivered

on 3/2012 Jim R at Questar estimated 2 dozen left

on 6/2013 SN 222 was delivered through Company 7

on 8/2013 SN 244 was delivered

Your guess is as good as it gets unless you call Questar.

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:09 AM

seems like it's close. I'm glad that they'll sell out before the 75th anniv!

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 08:44 PM

I've always wondered why the have not issued an anniversary
duplex?

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:15 AM

I've always wondered why the have not issued an anniversary
duplex?


Now there is an idea for the 75th anniversary model. I was hoping that they might bring out a special limited edition Q7 :D

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 05:14 PM

On 10/10/2013 Questar (the company) told me there were less than half a dozen left. I put my order in the next day. If you're thinking of getting one, I wouldn't leave it too long.

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 06:43 PM

Hi munirocks, that's great congrats! How long do you think it will take to get built? Enjoy, it's been my most used scope very enjoyable.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:40 AM

Questar quoted 2 months, Company 7 quoted 3 months. Questar said they were happy for me to buy from either place. I ended up going with Company 7 as they also inspect and measure the scope optics and mechanics (possibly why they quoted a longer lead time, and another set of eyes never hurts) and offer many other full-service niceties like eyepiece swap, free one-day training course, storage until you can pick it up locally if you want, and they're near Washington DC which is easy to get to from the UK.

I am so looking forward to this scope, in so many ways. I only started looking for a proper scope about a month ago as a treat for myself after a rough year.
Then I thought, "What about a Questar?" as I'd always loved the form factor and the finish. When I found out that the Questar wasn't just a pretty face, that the mechanics and optics are second to none, and they were still making a limited edition model that had all the options I wanted as standard, I pounced.

I won't have the scope for several months, and yet it feels good already! As for the cost, my wife said that if she knew it was going to cheer me up this much we should've bought one a long time ago! With my new-found optimism, I'm sure she means that in the nicest possible way.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 05:13 AM

Very nice. I ordered through C7 too. He is very thorough. Hope the wait is quick!






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