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Questar Standard 3.5" w/ Accessories - Byootiful! Sold!

Price - $2,395.00

Ad Number: 217315

Posted: 01 Aug 2020

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When I purchased this a little over a year ago, I was ecstatic. The optics are stunning. Only selling because I bought it for my wife to use, but she's gotten heavily into her own hobby at this point and we're not able to use it as much as we'd hoped. As far as I can tell from Questar's cryptic numbering system, it was made in 1985 (#5-9039), and has standard coatings. The scope is in excellent condition - very well cared-for. The person I purchased it from told me her brother (deceased) had bought it new for some photography project he was doing, used it maybe twice, then filed it away in a closet for years without touching it. I loved using this scope on the Moon and planets. It's unbelievable the detail you get with this little guy, and I've attached some images taken with it (hope they turn out ok as I had to reduce them quite a bit). When properly polar aligned, the tracking works great, too!

Here's what's included:

Questar Standard 3.5" OTA
Moon map tube with Star map slide-on dewshield
Thread-on Questar lens cover
Flip-down solar filter (for using the finderscope on the Sun - WITH CAUTION!). That has a little bit of what looks like glue (as purchased) on one edge. Does not affect performance
Off-axis thread-on solar filter
Questar Brandon 16mm eyepiece
Questar Brandon 24mm eyepiece
Questar eyepiece adapter for other 1.25" eyepieces
Tripod legs
Power cord
Questar Instruction Book I : The Telescope
Questar Instruction Book II : Questar and the Camera
Vinyl carrying case with really nice royal blue velvet interior. I'd give the case about an 8/10 condition-wise, as some of the edges are coming unglued, and there's a tiny chip on one edge. Could be easily repaired and it would look great.

I pay PayPal fees, so they're included in the price (please be sure to choose the "paying for merchandise" option so they're deducted).

Shipping: Buyer pays the first $50.00, and I will cover the remainder, plus insurance. FedEx only.


  • Condition Excellent
  • Location Green Valley, Arizona

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