Continuing from a previous thread and keeping it on topic, here are some photos of a scope that for most amateur astronomers has no real value, when modified it does have some utility.
The scope I am talking about is a Tasco 5VTE. It is a zoom 60 mm refractor that yields upright images and has zoom indents at 15x, 30x, 45x and 60x. It comes with a small tabletop tripod and at least about 10 to 15 years ago could be purchased very cheaply on eBay, Craig's List etc. I know because I bought 4 of them. Why? The reason being that if you remove the zoom apparatus and erecting elements it makes for a nice relatively fast 60 mm f/7.2 rich field refractor with a 432 mm focal length. Make you cut right in front of any mark left by the alt-azimuth brackets on the original scope. Replace with an after market 1.25" focuser for a 60 mm scope and you are done.
Edited by BarrySimon615, 11 June 2018 - 08:54 AM.