Jump to content


Photo

PST serial # list.

  • Please log in to reply
501 replies to this topic

#451 Terrance

Terrance

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 698
  • Joined: 11 Aug 2004
  • Loc: Near Portland Or.

Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:52 PM

My PST is serial # 94552. Got it in 2005 from dealer Seans Astronomy shop. After couple years heard about rust problem and bothered to look at front lens and noticed rust colored residue on perimeter of scope. Had not noticed any thing about image and it still looked OK, but could have been due to slow advance of problem.

In March 2008, sent it in to Meade and they fixed it. Came back with clean front lens. Still didn't notice any difference in image, though.

#452 Grava T

Grava T

    Apollo

  • *****
  • Posts: 1360
  • Joined: 18 Jun 2008
  • Loc: Quebec, Canada

Posted 18 March 2011 - 10:18 PM

Mine is serial # 96163. I am the second owner and the lens appears to be rusted. This is my first Ha solar scope and I am loving it. The views are amazing so I think I will leave as is. Besides, the warranty period is finish and Meade said $275 to repair.

Attached Files



#453 gemini28

gemini28

    Lift Off

  • -----
  • Posts: 9
  • Joined: 19 Mar 2011

Posted 19 March 2011 - 04:11 PM

My PST is serial number 94689. Survived well for a long time before developing the start of the rust problem so sent back to Meade in Germany about 18 months or so ago and they replaced the optics under warranty with the new blue transparent objective and new ERF. They also corrected the tuning ring which had to go way over to the extreme end and is now more central. Views now stunning and far better that before with wonderful proms and great surface detail.

#454 gregplv

gregplv

    Explorer 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 82
  • Joined: 25 Jan 2009

Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:49 AM

#107021 Blue and clear !!!

#455 dawziecat

dawziecat

    Vanguard

  • *****
  • Posts: 2332
  • Joined: 20 Oct 2010
  • Loc: Rural Nova Scotia

Posted 07 May 2011 - 05:59 PM

I've gone through the thread . . . and still don't really know what I'm looking for. :(
Serial # of my PST is 97320.
So, it should be rusty. The views seem good but I have nothing to compare them to.
Pic of objective is attached. Bought used but with original paperwork indicating 'scope was shipped April 7, 2005. So no warranty coverage.

Attached Files



#456 Erg

Erg

    Lift Off

  • -----
  • Posts: 7
  • Joined: 19 Jun 2011

Posted 27 June 2011 - 03:00 AM

I have PST Serial# 107537. Purchased in Australia.
Its blue.

First sunspot I saw was 1185 a few months ago.

Its my first scope of any kind and I love it..everything except the horrid focus ring and included 20mm lens. Maybe its just mine. I need a bigger scope already.

#457 oldgriz

oldgriz

    Lift Off

  • -----
  • Posts: 2
  • Joined: 25 Jun 2010

Posted 23 August 2011 - 04:51 PM

Just got PST sn 107420. Lens is blue and the sun looks great!

#458 gmartin02

gmartin02

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 858
  • Joined: 11 Apr 2005
  • Loc: Santa Clarita, CA

Posted 28 August 2011 - 08:02 PM

#107021 Blue and clear !!!

Wow! My name is also Greg & I just bought one from OPT - serial # 107020 - too weird - by the way, sun is awesome!

#459 FlyerOz

FlyerOz

    Lift Off

  • -----
  • Posts: 7
  • Joined: 06 Jul 2009

Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:04 AM

#99462 totaly rusted.
Now etalon lives in my 90mm scope.

Posted Image

Posted Image

#460 swisswalter

swisswalter

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • -----
  • Posts: 6161
  • Joined: 29 Mar 2009
  • Loc: Eastern-Switzerland

Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:31 AM

Hi all

#98950, just bought second hand. Perfect condition :D

#461 RedLionNJ

RedLionNJ

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 893
  • Joined: 29 Dec 2009
  • Loc: Red Lion, NJ, USA

Posted 08 October 2011 - 07:43 AM

I have 103455, blue objective. No problems.

#462 Danzup77

Danzup77

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 691
  • Joined: 12 Sep 2011

Posted 25 November 2011 - 08:44 PM

Forgive me everyone as I dont own a PST but am very interested in one in the next cpl months.....what is the actual issue here? If I recieve one how do I know if its the "sick" one or not? Is there a way to ensure I donr recieve a bad one initially?

Thanks

#463 JoseBorrero

JoseBorrero

    Gemini

  • *****
  • Posts: 3144
  • Joined: 04 Sep 2009
  • Loc: Puerto Rico Island

Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:59 PM

bought #107578 new a week ago!, healthy

Attached Files



#464 Cathal

Cathal

    Explorer 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 62
  • Joined: 11 Aug 2009
  • Loc: Ireland, land of mist and cloud..

Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:17 PM

Posted Image
Posted Image
Serial number 94765, and I think it looks rusty. Images are okay though it but not 'snappy'

Just bought used, a week ago. Currently evaluating options regarding replacement of the objective from someone else's modded PST, or paying for a repair.

#465 Russ Drum

Russ Drum

    Lift Off

  • -----
  • Posts: 1
  • Joined: 10 May 2012

Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:40 AM

Hi RedLion...I just bought a (second hand) PST, SN#103452, it is blue, beautiful...and clear. Since we are 3 digits apart, can you help me with the aprox. age of mine by telling me when you bought yours? The seller couldn't remember when he bought it, and he thinks his wife threw out the packaging...including the insert. Calling Meade yielded "we don't keep those kind of records" Bad attitude...gerrrr!
Thanks in advance for letting me know.
Russ
ps. First light, or should I say second light was terrific. Scope came with a TeleVue Click.Stop.Zoom 8-24mm eyepiece

#466 Binojunky

Binojunky

    Mercury-Atlas

  • *****
  • Posts: 2794
  • Joined: 25 Dec 2010

Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:48 AM

Well mine has the reflective blue lens serial number 98449, bought about 6yrs ago new, I noticed earlier on this year that the rust problem has started on the lens perimeter, as its out of warrenty and with repair/shipping costs from Canada its not worth getting fixed so its sold and the money will be put towards a replacement, I notice that the newer version is now made in Mexico as against the USA made original, mine was a USA version, however the cost of a PST hasn,t come down any seeing as its production had shifted to a cheap labour country.
The replacement ? certainly leaning away from another PST to Lunt,this rust problem is a bit of a fiasco , some people have had to return their PST several times because of this problem and it still seems to be rearing its ugly head, Dave.

#467 GrahamIRL

GrahamIRL

    Lift Off

  • -----
  • Posts: 1
  • Joined: 17 May 2012

Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:18 AM

Serial# 108007 Blue coating, no problems!
Dublin, Ireland from 'http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/'

Graham

#468 Crow Haven

Crow Haven

    Apollo

  • -----
  • Posts: 1312
  • Joined: 09 Jan 2009
  • Loc: Oregon USA

Posted 30 June 2012 - 06:56 PM

Serial# 107967 Blue and clear! :grin: Bought new through Agena Astro. "Date shipped" on warranty page 06/05/12.
---Maya

#469 Binojunky

Binojunky

    Mercury-Atlas

  • *****
  • Posts: 2794
  • Joined: 25 Dec 2010

Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:38 AM

I replaced #98449 ( sold with full disclosure about rust issue) with a new Mexico made PST #108157,the views through this are better than the original ever was and the objective is the later clear blue rust free type,however I was sorry to see the original brass tube has been replaced with anodised aluminum,took a look at the lunt scopes but they were more money,Dave.

#470 RandallK

RandallK

    Surveyor 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 1750
  • Joined: 10 Nov 2006
  • Loc: Nanaimo, B. C. Canada

Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:19 PM

Mine is only 17 units after yours. # 108174 which I received July 11. I got the double stack and everything seems to be OK. The focuser is a little "rough" as opposed to a loaner I had (but was repaired due to the rust coloured objective). The loaner was manufactured in the U.S. and has a smoother focuser. My PST was made in Mexico.

#471 Zamboni

Zamboni

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 874
  • Joined: 03 Jan 2005
  • Loc: Colorado Springs

Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:14 PM

I just brought home 107958. Blue and clear, healthy.

Funny story of how this came to me. Prior owner (member of my club) had an older PST that succumbed to rust. He sent it back to Meade. They repaired it, shipped it back, and UPS lost it in Utah. It took months of waiting while Meade resolved the situation. Meanwhile he got impatient and ordered a Lunt 60. Once Meade and UPS resolved that it was well and truly lost, Meade sent him a brand new PST which was now utterly superfluous, so he sold it to me. Happy day!

#472 Eric38

Eric38

    Explorer 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 58
  • Joined: 04 May 2007
  • Loc: Chicago

Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:30 PM

107119, Blue and healthy. Bought for the second Venus transit (June 5th 2012) and got a great video on YouTube. My homepage has a link, just click on the picture of the transit.

#473 photiost

photiost

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 889
  • Joined: 14 Dec 2006
  • Loc: Montreal, Canada

Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:08 AM


I have #94799

Can anyone tell me how old this one is ?

Estate sale, I have very little info on this scope..

Thanks

#474 Solar B

Solar B

    Apollo

  • -----
  • Posts: 1174
  • Joined: 28 Feb 2007
  • Loc: By Edinburgh , Scotland

Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:45 AM

No I can't , but does the objective have a metallic coat ,
Or is it clear , see through.
It was the early models with the metallic coatings that were prone
to oxidation.

B

#475 tomnjulie

tomnjulie

    Lift Off

  • -----
  • Posts: 24
  • Joined: 04 Dec 2012
  • Loc: Texas

Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:49 PM

107892 . Had it for a little less than a year and works great.






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics