Oh its far worse, my babies are mine for life, no one is going to buy
any of my clamchips.
Most amateurs go bezzerkoid over a dust speck.
I think that is far better, actually. The scope has a home and a user who appreciates it's capabilities and benefits from them, rather than one whinging Joe Lookastar after another fiddling with it before passing it on to the next - horrid life for a scope for no good reason.
Anyways, the Telemental II already has an offer pending so darn and double darn.
Western Field Astronomical Telescope Made in Japan Vintage - either Circle T or Diamond Z - I think Towa, but won't swear to it. I have an orange one. It is very nice. Yoke mount, wooden tripod; yes you could do better but you might have a strange need for a Western Field... here's your chance, Wild One! $59.99 plus shpg.
Vintage Meade Heavy Duty Equatorial Telescope Mount & Tripod for 80mm & others Meade CG-3 equiv. $100 + $25 shpg, and I am tempted, but not in need.
Vintage Edmund Scientific Astroscan Telescope With Base 25mm Sirius plössl incl. (meh) but the primary looks okay in the pix, it has a base - $62 + 30shpg to me, ymmv.
Edited by AstroKerr, 03 September 2020 - 03:40 AM.