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Was given a Questar - Help me know what I have

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#1 Pilotimb

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 04:33 PM

Hello, I am in a similar situation to Schroeder; I know nothing about telescopes and now have what I believe is a 3.5 Questar. I live in the greater San Francisco Bay Area; does anyone know of a local resource that could evaluate and value this scope?

Photos below, any information you could equip me with would be greatly appreciated!

#2 Pilotimb

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 04:48 PM

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#3 Gregory Gross

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 04:56 PM

First, welcome to Cloudy Nights!

The same thoughts that I offered to Schroeder would also apply to your situation, too. Is your intention to sell or keep?

You might consider contacting your local astronomy club(s) for in-person help. San Francisco Amateur Astronomers is one possibility. Most astro clubs have lots of people eager to lend a hand.

Some people have all the luck being given a Questar! Congratulations on receiving your new possession!

#4 Gregory Gross

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 05:07 PM

Serial number 6-DP-9182 indicates that your Questar was built in 1986 (see this Cloudy Nights post).

Company 7's website may offer you a good overview of what you have. See their page on the Duplex, among other pages on their website on various Questar topics.

#5 Old Don

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 06:35 PM

I am enjoying a new 3.5 in the East  Bay.

i live in San Francisco and Oakland 50/50.

i would be happy to help.

 

 

PM me.


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