I bought a Meade 6600 from an eBay seller.
It's a little rough but I got the nicotine (or whatever the heck that was!) off the mirrors.
I just star tested it on my neighbor's Christmas tree (hope he's not a member here!) about 1.5km away and I think it'll be pretty sweet...once I can see the sky.
The only thing is; I had to slide my eyepiece out a little bit in order to find focus.
Is 1.5km really that close?
Or did I mess up my eyeball collimation? I have a Cheshire eyepiece on the way but I get a pretty even looking donut when I focus it longer.
Also I was using a Meade 4000 26mm. The 6600 came without eyepieces.
Anyway I'm pretty excited.
It's very similar to a telescope I saw Halley's Comet with when I was a kid. A nice guy invited me, my mom and my sister look through it when all we had was my grandfather's pair of WW2 binoculars...and were looking in the wrong direction!
So thanks dude on High Point in the middle of the night in 1986. This telescope's dedicated to you!