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TMB 130 f/6 Super ED CNC - MINTY! Sold!

Price - $5,500.00

Ad Number: 167762

Posted: 08 Apr 2019

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Fantastic opportunity to true Tom Back fans, thus is a like new TMB Optical 130/780 f/6.0 Super ED air-spaced triplet Apochromat in “CNC-1” tube and hardware! Serial no. 011, purchased directly from the brilliant optical designer Thomas M. Back on July 28, 2002.
Turn-key system includes:
OTA assembly, with 3” rack-and-pinion locking focuser, hard-anodized silver
Focuser 3” to 2” step-down adapter, hard-anodized silver
Quick-change finder bracket, hard-anodized silver
100 mm extension tube, hard-anodized silver
60 mm extension tube, hard-anodized silver
Pair tube rings, cast aluminum
Also included are the following after-market accessories:
Starlight Instruments Feathertouch 2-stage focuser, hard-anodized, black
Losmandy universal D-plate (DUP) and pair riser blocks to Astro-Physics hole specification
Kendrick dew heater straps for objective and eyepiece
Custom-designed and outfitted ScopeGuard travel case, with fitted foam cut outs for: (1) the assembled OTA (dew shield extended to operating position); (2) finder stalk and 7x50 optical finder (not included); (3) focuser extension tubes; and (4) accessories.
Full documentation (user’s manual, signed and dated by Thomas Back), order confirmation letter, and original invoice dated July 28, 2002 accompany this superb refractor. NOTE - Tom and Markus did not include test reports when they sold these fine scopes. But for his American customers, Back hand-optimized and collimated each scope, touched up any minor defects to the tube paint, and then, when everything met his exacting specifications, shipped the scope to the customer.
I would be happy to forward a detailed observing report to interested parties. As everyone knows, these were well built and with the scopeguard case, would be heavy to ship. Local sale preferred, but I am willing to travel to PA/NJ/NY/All New England and into Quebec for delivery. Or can meet anywhere within that region. This scope needs to be seen to be appreciated. Otherwise, buyer pay packing and shipping. I can take addition pics if needed, please let me know if you have any questions. Space doesn't permit pics of the case so I will forward to those interested. Best Regards and Clear Skies!


  • Condition Excellent
  • Location Massachusetts

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