dipped my foot.in the Q pool
Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:10 PM
I sold off my scopes to pay for some college bills, so this will be my all round, travel,solar and planet scope.
Will post pics when it gets here.
Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:36 PM
I believe you will find the Duplex to be a wonderfully crafted instrument for both terrestrial and celestial usage. I'll attach it to my Gitzo Tripod with a QR plate, and watch a cardinal at a feeder - 70 feet away - and appreciate a glint of setting sunlight revealing details of the bird's iris/pupil. 3 hours later - Saturn - wonderfully resolved in crisp detail. The fit and finish of the scope is not only a treat from an observers visual point-of-view, but a gem from a mechanical and purely cosmetic and tactile sense. Oh what a contribution Lawrence Braymer has made.
Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:17 PM
Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:22 PM
The original dew shield is loose and has a few marks, along with a scrape on the barrel. It's fairly cheap to have the barrel map replaced when it's getting serviced.
I will post some before and after pics.
Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:28 PM
Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:12 PM
The new duplex should be here early next week. Was a lot more money, but has new broadband optics and it is cherry.
Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:18 PM
Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:38 PM
Will you be parting company with the 1980s duplex ?
Well not much point in posting pics. I bought another later model duplex. I had a blast playing with the Q today and yesterday, but decided I wanted to spend the extra dollars to get a pristine example.
The new duplex should be here early next week. Was a lot more money, but has new broadband optics and it cherru.
Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:19 AM
Yes, I listed it on another well known astro site.
Can you provide a link or tell us which site ?
I've been looking for a 3.5" Questar as a travel scope. It would be a nice compliment to our Q7 LWT.
As many members follow the Questar Forum, have you considered posting it for sale here on Cloudy Nights ?
This is where I've made my major purchases for preowned equipment.
Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:28 AM
The duplex I am selling would make a good travel scope, as it is not a museam piece.
Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:43 AM
..... I am going to ship off for service, power glide ii upgrade, and am going to have the moon map added to the barrel(along with a new dew shield).....
Just read your PM and checked out the listing on CN (page 5 of Catadioptrics) that you mentioned. The add mentioned the Questar was missing the power cord. When I looked at your post here again, I noted that I misread it () as you were going to..... "ship it off for service of the powerguide", and not to "add" a powerguide unit.
I would like to purchase a Questar that already has the Powerguide feature. Adding a Powerguide II would incur more expense than I wish to undertake as a refit, also, a New Case would be required as the conversion would not fit in the original; but Thank You for the reply.