I picked up a like new Tasco 17TR on bay at the beginning of November , it came as a complete kit , even had paperwork & astronomy pamphlets. Only thing missing from the kit was some kind of light that use to come with the scopes to see accessories at night. You will notice the focus assembly is not the original. The focus assembly from my Tasco 14TE solarama fit perfectly in the 17TE & has machined knobs & better R&P. The Original 17TE assembly had a rough focus tube , which I have never liked in a scope. The 14TE assembly has 5.5 inches of adjustment & reaches focus across the range. Had great views of the moon recently at 100x with a Celestron 10mm 1.25 plossi EP. Very little aberration , If any & crystal clear views. I used a very nice Meade .965-1.25 diagonal to convert to 1.25 EPs. The OBJ lens is pictured & is clear except for my reflection when I photographed it. Sorry about the slightly blurry pics I am old and somewhat arthritic & shake a little. Mount is tight & perfectly functioning , same for the wood tripod , no need for refinishing. Somebody really took care of this scope. Thanks for looking , Piaget
Edited by Piaget, 15 December 2020 - 02:05 PM.