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#1 trainsktg

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 11:33 AM

Well, after one false start two years ago, I've finally come into possession of a vintage Q worth keeping, a 1974 with BB and R1. It is my first personally owned instrument, although I grew up around them (Dad is on his 5th). From what I see, its about as near mint as you can get for a non-refurbished Q without using a time machine.

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#2 Erik Bakker

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:04 PM

Stunning scope Keith. And a complete set of Brandons, very nice. I just love that mystic purple anodizing of these older Q's :love:

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:50 AM

Thanks Sir. It was bought sight unseen but with a solid recommendation from a trusted friend. It does not disappoint.

Keith

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:57 PM

They practically are time machines! What a beauty!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:16 PM

Nice!

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:49 AM

Awesome!

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:43 PM

Very nice... Here is my "new" 1974 standard. The leather case is like new with no scratches, and the powercord had never been unwound....

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#8 la200o

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:55 PM

Wow, beautiful! Like so many others, I've always wanted one!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:40 AM

Beautiful scope. What are forum opinions whether to keep the solar filter and eyepieces in plastic bags, or not? I keep the ep capped, but don't have the solar filter in any enclosure. Just asking what others think. Thanks.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:09 AM

I would think the plastic would prevent accumulation of dust as well as lessen the the possibility of scratches.

Keith

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

Nice scope. I bet for every Questar that gets used regularly, there are 20 that never get used.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

Hi Joe,

I purchased the Questar wood case for my full aperture solar filter. It doesn't fit in the leather carry case but it does a good job of protecting the aluminized surfaces from sleeks and scratches. It is really solid and well constructed as you would expect. Cconsidering the cost of the filter a little extra for the case is a good insurance policy in my opinion.

#13 Erik Bakker

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:09 AM

Nice scope. I bet for every Questar that gets used regularly, there are 20 that never get used.


Most Questars will get used, no scope is easier on the observer :)

And at a certain moment in time, they reach heirloom status. If the heirs don't use it, they tend to come up for sale.






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