I have two Jason 313s that I bought on SGW that I am no longer using and would like to pass along.
The first: my first "real" telescope purchased as an adult. It was shipped loose in a huge box without padding. Rather than even collapse the tripod legs, much less remove them from the mount, and open the clamshell to dismount the OTA so it would fit in a smaller box, the brain trust at SGW unscrewed the objective cell and tossed it loose in the box with a few other smaller pieces and left everything else attached. The dew shield has a dent but otherwise the objective seems fine and the views through this scope are great, but the threads on the OTA tube are stripped so it never tightens up all the way and the cell is prone to falling off if knocked. I completely dismantled the mount and cleaned and relubed it and it works really well now. I stripped and refinished the tripod legs, which had been painted a horrible orange color. I stripped the paint off the tripod leg and accessory tray hardware and powder coated it black. I replaced the tripod leg screws with brass ones (the originals were badly rusted) and the accessory tray screws with new stainless steel. The light assembly on the accessory tray was fused into a single lump of rust and was discarded. It comes with the original star diagonal, erecting prism, the Kellner 21mm eyepiece that I got with it, a Huygens 9mm I bought on eBay, a like new Celestron (Vixen) 18mm Kellner, a brand new Celestron (Vixen) 2X Barlow, a moon filter, a cheap adapter to use 1.25" eyepieces, and the solar projection screen and bracket that were given to me by Bomber Bob.
I gave away the finder scope eyepiece to a friend that needed one. This is the only thing missing that keeps it from being instantly fully usable.
I'll have to find or make a box for it. Yours for the cost of shipping.
Edited by norvegicus, 01 August 2021 - 07:03 PM.