Really nice scopes!! What make is that mount that Stubby sits on? I like that a lot! V/R Terry
It's a 1980s Mizar AR-1 on an original Short Pod. It'll carry my RV-6, too -- but NOT the 826 (yeah, I tried!).
I also have a Mizar Super Polaris -- looks very similar to the AR-1. I found an MDS II drive system for the SP, and I'm hunting for one for the AR-1; so, as of now, it's a manual tracking EQ.
Beats most any Newt made today for under $400.
I agree, and that 1st RV-6 started my Newt Buying. You can get them so dang cheap! That's a problem. The way I am, when I see that a scope has great potential, I just have improve it. All 3 Newts got upgraded focusers, right angle finders, etc., etc. Better than original mounts. And, I'm still improving that RV-6...
Functionally, it's done. But... it'll get end rings, and some kind of exterior paint / refinish. By then, it'll be re-coat the mirrors time. And, then...
Edited by Bomber Bob, 07 September 2020 - 12:57 PM.