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Spacetravelerx
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Reged: 12/23/12

Loc: New Mexico
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: John Wunderlin]
      #5776820 - 04/03/13 11:56 PM Attachment (36 downloads)

Hello All,

I received my PST last week, but was unable to put this puppy to work until today SN#: 108,979. Purchased brand new with the big Meade sale.

This is my first time using a Ha/Solar Scope. The views were instantly breathtaking. I was stunned by the views. The family was stunned by the views! And all in a compact little package.

For now I am mounting it on my 10" LX200 through the finder rings. Works quite well!

I also am using my Meade 5000 series HD-60 eyepieces on it. They work great with the PST. Images are wonderful!

The rust problem - this has been discussed in many older posts and is related mostly with older PSTs. It is a result of the degradation of the ITF coating. I think this problem has been solved with all newer models.


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Chuck Hards
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Reged: 05/03/10

Loc: The Great Basin
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Spacetravelerx]
      #5794105 - 04/12/13 10:22 AM

SN 105656. Purchased BN on 5/18/09.

Disturbingly, I just found this paperwork when recently transferring the foam from the carboard factory box to a new case. I never sent in my registration/warranty card.

I'm wondering if it's too late. Or if the address has changed. Did Meade own Coronado in May of '09? Of course, it's been so long that the warranty is long expired anyway, but I suppose I should get it registered.

Also, I keep all my receipts for astro purchases, but can't find this one, for some reason. Grumble.


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Starman81
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Reged: 03/06/08

Loc: Metro Detroit, MI, USA
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Chuck Hards]
      #5795638 - 04/12/13 11:38 PM

I took receipt of #107763, bought off the used market. Blue and beautiful!

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67champ
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Reged: 07/03/06

Loc: Ohio, USA
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: John Wunderlin]
      #5819739 - 04/24/13 12:55 PM

I am now the second owner of PST #104154, I'll have to give a complete inspection tonight... Looks like problem isn't there in 102000 and newer..? (maybe even before that)..?

Update: Good new for me, it's blue and looks perfect...


dana t

Edited by 67champ (04/25/13 07:22 AM)


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Eclipse
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Reged: 03/24/09

Loc: Solada España
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: pjstoker]
      #5823904 - 04/26/13 09:40 AM

#102907 is a blue one in good health in regular use here in sunny Spain.

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frolinmod
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Reged: 08/06/10

Loc: Southern California
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Russ Drum]
      #5827780 - 04/28/13 06:02 AM

Quote:

Calling Meade yielded "we don't keep those kind of records"



Which is funny because when I called Rikki at Lunt last fall to talk to her about one of my (Lunt) solar scopes, she asked for my serial number. She then told me my name, the dealer from whom I purchased the scope and the date when the scope was shipped to me. Now that's record keeping.


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Startraffic
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Reged: 02/12/06

Loc: Lat. 39.143345, Long. -77.1748...
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Startraffic]
      #5845142 - 05/07/13 09:08 AM

Folx,
I finally got #103489 out for 1st light after almost 2 months of cruddy weather & it was INCREDIBLE!

Clear Dark Skies
Startraffic
39.138274 -77.168898


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flintzis
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Reged: 11/24/09

Loc: Cyprus (Europe)
PST serial # list. new [Re: dgs©]
      #5891772 - 05/30/13 03:35 AM

#101320 - (gold - bought used and still going strong) Phivos Hadjigeorgiou, Cyprus

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John Wunderlin
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Reged: 10/01/04

Loc: Mineral Point, Wi
Re: PST serial # list- Test Rust vs Non-Rust new [Re: flintzis]
      #5956335 - 07/05/13 04:24 PM

I just had a chance to test my 'rusted' unit with one that had only a slight bit of rust in the outer edges. Since the sun is so bright, I thought maybe the rust didn't matter that much- so much light comes in, I was hopeful that the rust didn't matter much.

WRONG.

Using identical 25mm Orion Plossl eyepieces in both units, the non-rusted scope was at least 5 TIMES brighter than the rusted unit.

Sigh- I guess I know what I'll ask for my next birthday- PST lens repair!

Edited by John Wunderlin (07/05/13 04:25 PM)


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uctrekker
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Reged: 08/09/12

Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Richard B. Drumm]
      #5969076 - 07/13/13 02:13 PM

Serial # 107772. Bought it back in April of 2011. Brand new. Blue objectives, and been working perfectly since.

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bill1234
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Reged: 04/21/11

Loc: NJ, USA
Re: PST serial # list. [Re: Julio Cesar]
      #5994338 - 07/28/13 09:12 AM

#100758....gold....made 2006....no rust

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SpaceConqueror3
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Reged: 09/19/13

Loc: Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: bill1234]
      #6098936 - 09/24/13 05:20 PM

109062 ....my wife bought it for me for my 50th Birthday a little over a year ago.

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primefocus
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Reged: 05/04/11

Loc: Miami,FL
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: SpaceConqueror3]
      #6101319 - 09/25/13 09:26 PM Attachment (42 downloads)

Just bought a used PST.
I wasn't aware of the rust issue when I bought it but the views seem to be ok.
took an image with it.
I really have nothing to compare it too.
Wonder if it worth sending to Meade to have it repaired.
Serial # 95467

Edited by primefocus (09/26/13 12:01 AM)


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Doc Willie
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Reged: 03/31/10

Loc: Mid-Hudson Valley, NY, USA
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Drew35]
      #6242725 - 12/09/13 01:59 PM

Just acquired 95860 used. Appears to have tiny spots inside objective, like looking at a star chart. Not sure if this is worth sending for fixing.

Is there a thread discussing PST problems?

Edited by Doc Willie (12/09/13 02:22 PM)


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primefocus
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Reged: 05/04/11

Loc: Miami,FL
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: primefocus]
      #6265746 - 12/21/13 05:28 PM Attachment (18 downloads)

I decided to send it off to Meade for repair.
It took about 8 weeks and cost $156 to repair.
The views are better now with the new blue objective.
So serial #95467 modified to the new PST type.
The images seem a little more detailed .
Added an image that I took with it.

Edited by primefocus (12/23/13 05:22 PM)


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Doc Willie
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Reged: 03/31/10

Loc: Mid-Hudson Valley, NY, USA
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Doc Willie]
      #6302323 - 01/09/14 03:39 PM

Quote:

Just acquired 95860 used. Appears to have tiny spots inside objective, like looking at a star chart. Not sure if this is worth sending for fixing.

Is there a thread discussing PST problems?



Sent back to Meade. Will be replaced under warranty.


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Holltim4103
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Reged: 02/25/13

Loc: Plattsburgh, NY
Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Doc Willie]
      #6335257 - 01/25/14 04:54 PM Attachment (9 downloads)

Serial Number 109059. Bought new on May 3, 2013. Added a SM40 to stack the PST. Outstanding setup with spectacular views and great detail.

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zuben122
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Reged: 07/20/09

Re: PST serial # list. new [Re: Holltim4103]
      #6431986 - 03/27/14 09:46 AM

S/N 98581 bought brand new in October '05. Rust began to develop about 2 years ago but performance degradation was very gradual. Returned to Meade in November '13 with quoted 6 to 8 week turnaround. Received in early March '14 after numerous phone calls; parts shortage was claim. Received with brand new deep blue objective. They mistakenly double billed the repair, charging when received and when sent back to me but a phone call fixed that right away. Views are beautiful, very bright, contrasty and detailed. Bottom line, improvement is worth the $165 but be prepared to wait a bit after Meade has it.

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