I finally received the telescope. More pics to come.
Don, could you possibly get a photo of the empty box interior? All the wooden blocks have come loose in my box and i would like to know the original layout. Strange thing is, just the top and bottom of the case has severe water damage but the sides are still in pretty good shape.
The objective was put in inside out and upside down
and all the eyepieces had thier tops rearranged... the 20mm top was on the 9mm, the 12mm top was on the 6mm...you get the picture. The mount still works smoothly and should have been given an award of excellence when it was designed. Best R&P focuser I have ever seen on a classic 60mm scope and the finder is pretty nice as well. A beauty!
A short session observing Jupiter thew the mist looks promising even though the objective has a clamshell on the parameter. When I look through the focuser it is mostly hidden behind the baffles anyway so that might be helping. Looking forward to more viewing this winter. This will be my grab and go for the freezing temps.