as I wrote here :
thsi seems to be a very rare scope. I have seen this scope only one time in germany in the last 10 years ! Today the scope arrived and I was very surprised about the big size of the mount ! :o In the discussion-link on top we got a few infos from Galakuma, but today as I saw the mount in real life, it was a big surprise to see its size. It's much bigger than I thought ! The scope is a 153/1300 mm catadiopt, and allthough a Cat, it is a very well built telescope on high craftmanship-level - no cheap trash !
The mount is bigger than a EQ5, the tripod very sturdy, and a nice thing is the rightangle finder in 6x30 with crosshairs.
I'm a bit irritated if this is really a classic : the german manual is from 1993 - the english manual is from 1984 ! On Galakumas nice web-page is a Towa catalog from 1995 there this scope is pictured as model Towa CT-70 !
For me most intersting is the mount. It has a few similarities with the Vixen New Polaris but it's much bigger !
Overall a surprislingly high-level catadiopt !
Lets see pictures !
Kind regars, Michael
Here the scope with classic friends :