My Newtee Cutie! It began as a China-made Celestron PowerSeeker 114AZ; by the time I finish replacing parts, it'll be a vintage Celestron/Vixen C4.5 with a Chinese tube. The mount is a Vixen Polaris on a 1960s Eagle surveyor tripod. Very stable platform!
the C4.5 Celestron/Vixen with Polaris mount w/wood tripod was my first real scope, I sold it to a friend about 5 years ago and it is still in service! coatings are good and the mount still works like the day I bought it. nice to see a blast from the past, even if it isn't exactly the same. the original tubes were notorious for losing paint off the tube when you rotate it in the rings.