I posted a couple days ago about an estate sale here in the Austin area. I have only been to one other estate sale in my life and that was to pick up some parts for the C8 now owned by Russell.
When I posted the estate sale, I had little intention of looking at it. My wife had forbid me to leave the house, the $2500 price tag seemed too high, and why would I spend any money right now???. Yesterday, after providing my wife with an extensive list of precautions (for real) I would take, I contacted the estate sale people and made an appointment (appointment only and only one person on property at a time for 30 minutes max). The home was more of a complex on 30 acres. Just amazing. It was clear the folks had $$. As I posted yesterday, the telescope lens was a sea of mold. The owners had a roll off roof observatory where the scope had been kept. I declined to make an offer, but did have a nice discussion from a distance with the estate sale co. owner.
Today, they called back and asked if they could make me an offer. I accepted and now I have this scope. My wife requires that everything that arrives at our home has to go into a 3 day quarantine period, so all I could get thus far is a picture of the lens
So, my question, is there any hope for this lens? What should my first step be? It actually looks worse than the picture. More like a blizzard
Edited by Steve_M_M, 23 March 2020 - 10:10 PM.