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trainsktg
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New Questar new
      #5468257 - 10/13/12 12:33 PM Attachment (316 downloads)

Well, after one false start two years ago, I've finally come into possession of a vintage Q worth keeping, a 1974 with BB and R1. It is my first personally owned instrument, although I grew up around them (Dad is on his 5th). From what I see, its about as near mint as you can get for a non-refurbished Q without using a time machine.

Keith


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Erik Bakker
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Re: New Questar new [Re: trainsktg]
      #5468637 - 10/13/12 05:04 PM

Stunning scope Keith. And a complete set of Brandons, very nice. I just love that mystic purple anodizing of these older Q's

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trainsktg
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Re: New Questar new [Re: Erik Bakker]
      #5469237 - 10/14/12 01:50 AM

Thanks Sir. It was bought sight unseen but with a solid recommendation from a trusted friend. It does not disappoint.

Keith


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seeindoubles
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Reged: 01/15/12

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Re: New Questar new [Re: trainsktg]
      #5554720 - 12/04/12 09:57 PM

They practically are time machines! What a beauty!

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greedyshark
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Re: New Questar new [Re: trainsktg]
      #5554838 - 12/04/12 11:16 PM

Nice!

Charles


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RodgerHouTex
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Re: New Questar new [Re: greedyshark]
      #5555546 - 12/05/12 11:49 AM

Awesome!

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N9XY
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Re: New Questar new [Re: Erik Bakker]
      #5555969 - 12/05/12 04:43 PM Attachment (130 downloads)

Very nice... Here is my "new" 1974 standard. The leather case is like new with no scratches, and the powercord had never been unwound....

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la200o
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Reged: 09/09/08

Loc: SE Michigan, USA
Re: New Questar new [Re: N9XY]
      #5556504 - 12/05/12 09:55 PM

Wow, beautiful! Like so many others, I've always wanted one!

Bill


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Joe Ellis
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Loc: Dallas, Texas
Re: New Questar new [Re: la200o]
      #5613007 - 01/09/13 12:40 AM

Beautiful scope. What are forum opinions whether to keep the solar filter and eyepieces in plastic bags, or not? I keep the ep capped, but don't have the solar filter in any enclosure. Just asking what others think. Thanks.

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trainsktg
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Re: New Questar [Re: Joe Ellis]
      #5615089 - 01/10/13 09:09 AM

I would think the plastic would prevent accumulation of dust as well as lessen the the possibility of scratches.

Keith


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Panotaker
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Re: New Questar new [Re: trainsktg]
      #5623133 - 01/14/13 05:42 PM

Nice scope. I bet for every Questar that gets used regularly, there are 20 that never get used.

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ianatcn
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Reged: 05/26/10

Loc: Hampshire, UK
Re: New Questar new [Re: Joe Ellis]
      #5623140 - 01/14/13 05:47 PM

Hi Joe,

I purchased the Questar wood case for my full aperture solar filter. It doesn't fit in the leather carry case but it does a good job of protecting the aluminized surfaces from sleeks and scratches. It is really solid and well constructed as you would expect. Cconsidering the cost of the filter a little extra for the case is a good insurance policy in my opinion.


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Erik Bakker
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Re: New Questar new [Re: Panotaker]
      #5623785 - 01/15/13 03:09 AM

Quote:

Nice scope. I bet for every Questar that gets used regularly, there are 20 that never get used.




Most Questars will get used, no scope is easier on the observer

And at a certain moment in time, they reach heirloom status. If the heirs don't use it, they tend to come up for sale.


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