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#1 Philler

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:02 PM

I've always read of the overall quality of Questars. But even the smaller 3.5 is expensive. If I decided to buy the 7 in. it sounds like I would have to take out a loan or put up something for collateral. I can't seem to find out what a Questar 7 would cost, new or used. Do they hold their value like a Rolex or Mercedes? If they do then that's a plus.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 12:32 AM

A lot. Check the Company Seven website for a description and prices.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 07:26 AM

I would suggest you phone Jim Reichert at Questar. 1 (215) 862-5277
Price varies based on model, mirrors, and coatings.

Roughly the price for an OTA is from about $8,000 to $28,000 and about $6,500 for the Fork Mount assembly.

The waiting time for us was about two years from the time of order.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 08:22 AM

I would suggest you phone Jim Reichert at Questar. 1 (215) 862-5277
Price varies based on model, mirrors, and coatings.

Roughly the price for an OTA is from about $8,000 to $28,000 and about $6,500 for the Fork Mount assembly.

The waiting time for us was about two years from the time of order.


Wow! out of my league. I am primarily a deep sky enthusiast, so it doesn't sound like it's for me. I've looked through a Q 3.5 at a star party years ago, very sharp and lots of contrast.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:06 AM

I just sold my Astro 7 model which I purchased for 9k+ and one year wait. Doesn't have the control box of a standard Q7 and is meant for mounting on a GEM which I had. Provides a cheaper alternative to get the same great optics and build quality.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:26 AM

Never say never. Used scopes do surface occasionally, and some great deals can be had. When you have some time, read the information about Questars on the company 7 website. It will give you a good base of knowledge if you come across a potential buy in the future.

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:40 PM

A nice Q7 on Astromart right now.






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