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#1 Binomania.it

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:06 AM

Hi to all. I've a request from you.
A friend of mine has a Questar and the serial number is the following F-2975-BB. Please, can you tell me the year of production?
Best Regards from Italy
Piergiovanni

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#2 ralphfoss

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:08 AM

From my records it seems most likely that this Questar was made in 1982 or 1983. The cost new in the United States was either $1675 or $1799 depending on which year it was purchased. Prices for exported Questar were probably 300 to $500 dollars more than prices quoted above. You can always send an email to Questar and they can tell you the actual date.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:32 AM

Dear Ralph, many thanks for the attention.
You are very Kind.
Have a nice Sunday
Piergiovanni

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:11 AM

Hey Ralph, I picked up a field model recently. Serial number F-339, I'm guessing it's one of the early ones. Any clues how old it is. It has the arrows inside of the eyepieces.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:55 PM

My records are a little thin from that time period, but it looks as if it from 1966 give or take a year. You can always contact Questar to get the actual date. The eyepieces you mentioned were used on both the Field Model and the Standard and Duplex Questars at that time.

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