Next pic please. I'd say this is likely your scope. Now whether Star Flite had a store front or not I wouldn't know. But the likelihood there were two Tascos like this customed configuration seems highly improbable. Mike
Wow, Mike. That's incredible you have this photo.
Are you saying your photo could be an image of this actual scope or proof that Tasco did indeed offer this model and there were more than two? After completely disassembling the OTA I was left with the impression, that maybe of the three counterweight assemblies, two should be at top and one on the bottom like your photo indicates as opposed to all three at the top. The counterweight rod mounting brackets fit perfectly well in the mounting holes where the solar rod is currently mounted. I use that solar rod to steer the scope into position, it also holds my little custom bracket that supports the Dec adjusting rods in place. Unfortunately, all those nice finderscopes are missing.
This is very interesting. Thanks, Mike.
Edited by albert1, 04 October 2014 - 08:38 PM.