my new old classic babe arrived. I had one a few years ago and sold it, but ever missed him.
Now I got a new one – a nice Prinz again ! I bought it from a very friendly collectors-friend from UK and the telescope was in overall good condition.
So I had to do only a little refurbishment : I replaced the original ( little bit weak ) tripod with a selfbuilt one made of beech-wood. It’s much sturdier than the original one. I built it with fixed legs, but the nice thing is, that the wooden cabinet from the Prinz is sooo long, that the new legs easily fit in !
I commented on the Prinz 76,2/1250 mm a few years ago here, so it’s not necessary to repeat all things…
The goodies of this scopes are :
- A very long OTA ( no need to pull out such a long thin drawtube as at the Towa 339 for example
- Focuser with Vixen-style 36,4 mm thread, so you can easily adapt 1,25” accessories
- Very good optic ( this example ! )