Finally, the classic late 1950s? 60mm Tasco arrived.About three weeks in transit from East Coast to Indiana! It was sitting next to my mailbox last afternoon. Shipped September 1,arrived September 19.Easy to recognize as NO outside packaging just some clear tape and shipping labels !
This is the Craigslist scope posted in classic ads thread last month or maybe July?
Pictures when I figure out how to get from phone Gallery ap. "Expletive deleted" google updated aps on phone and it doesn't work as before.I am so sick of forced updates and upgrades that wreck my use of computers and phones.
Tried to get closeup of odd little symbol at end of serial number but failed. Looks like a Japanese character similar to a leaning pine tree in a circle.
Interior of box packed with newspapers and washcloths and nothing broken . Scope missing dewshield but luckily objective cap there protecting lenses.Missing a couple of the eyepieces and one focuser kno b. One of the large screw threads fastening the tripod yoke and mount is stripped but other side holds well.
Manual included and legible although torn.
Interesting that the mount is designed and manual illustrations show using in azimuth-elevation for terrestrial and equatorial for astronomy uses.
Objective clear and images appear usual. Eyepieces need cleaning. Eyepieces are HM volcano style in 6,12.5, and 20mm. Two empty eyepiece slots in box.
Probably paid too much for this .The ebay one appeared better and will compare when unpack as it has been waiting patiently a couple weeks while work took priority.
Didn't really expect to "win"both.
Edited by BigC, 20 September 2020 - 07:53 AM.