Hello Forum.! I found this forum and was able to learn a great about my inherited Questar telescope. I then joined yesterday so that I could ask some questions of you.
I inherited it from my father over thirty years ago. I lived at the time in New York, which wasn't really a good place to use it anyway. I then moved to Germany in 96 (where I still am) and although it fascinates me and I've even used it a couple of times, it has spent most of its life with me in the cupboard (I mean the telescope in the cupboard alone . Even so, I never wanted to part with it, but now I'm in my seventies and I've started "letting things go".
The 'scope is apparently a very early one with a serial number: # 2-1217 which I take to mean 1962. What I'm wondering is, is the fact that it's so early a negative when it comes to selling it? I've taken some photos to show you the condition and what I have for accessories. As far as my knowledge goes, I would say it's in very good condition. The case has wear on all the outer vertical corners and handle.I never had the lens cover. I do not know exactly when my father bought the Questar or whether he bought it new or used, I just remember it was sometime in the 60s.
The gallery link is https://www.cloudyni...questar-2-1217/
(I hope I did this right). In any case I also have photos of the case which I'll also post but later.
If there are other pictures you'd like to see just tell me.
I would be grateful for any feedback you might have for me. I know there's a classified area in cloudynights but I first want to get the "lay of the land" if you know what I mean. It's important to mention again, that I live in Germany and I just don't know where I should look for an interested person. I'm sure the shipping could be difficult. Has anyone any info on that?
Looking forward to hearing from you and thank you.