That, I think, unless that someone is an experienced amateur astronomer and you've made it perfectly clear that the reason the instrument is being given away for free is that it has some serious issues, was not a very nice move. At all.
Issues that most likely are perfectly remediable, but not to the uninitiated. And it has nothing to do with it being an achromat. Exactly the same could have happened to an ED or apochromat (and I've seen it happen to them, too).
your point is valid I did make that clear to the person that came by to pick it up but it is a moot point now. The individual decided that it was too big and heavy and he would have to invest in a bigger mount.for a questionable telescope So I removed the focuser and mounting clamps and put the rest in a garbage dumpster.I just did not want to bring it back home with me to just sit around and collect dust. Pretty bad when free is still too much.
I guess I could have turned the rest into a Diggeridoo, it actually worked okay for that, it plays in the key of C, LOL... or used the tube to make a model rocket or something. It was not much good as a telescope.
HAPPY SKIES AND KEEP LOOKING UP Jethro.
P.S. Hay maybe this would be a fun topic on the "Off Topic Observatory"
"Fun things to make or do with a broken telescope "
Edited by Jethro7, 13 July 2020 - 11:12 AM.