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GOTO scope - what is it worth?

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#1 Gary.McK

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 06:19 AM

Hi,

a friend has this GOTO telescope and we are trying to get an idea of what it is worth for insurance purposes.

 

Does anybody have any idea?

 

Thanks

 

Gary

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 06:22 AM

This is an 80mm objective that can replace the 60mm - just screws on

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 06:23 AM

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 06:24 AM

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 07:10 AM

Interesting objective conversion feature....

 

The GOTO Kogaku diagonal, Hershel wedge and three GOTO eyepieces alone are probably worth over $500.



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Posted 09 May 2015 - 11:10 AM

It is in beautiful condition and quite complete! I have never seen one quite like it.

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 06:30 PM

Interesting objective conversion feature....

 

The GOTO Kogaku diagonal, Hershel wedge and three GOTO eyepieces alone are probably worth over $500.

 

Thank you, this is at least a starting point!

 

 

It is in beautiful condition and quite complete! I have never seen one quite like it.

 

That is what is making it hard to work out what it is worth. It is in great condition. The owner forgot that he had it (has been in storage the last 15 years). I'm sure it is at least a bit collectable especially with the twin objectives. Unfortunately whilst we know modern scopes, we have no idea how to value it - except that he wants it insured.

 

Gary




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