Picked up this up this lovely vintage RAO refractor this afternoon. Happy to discover that it's a very complete kit with everything packed in its place. A couple items appeared to still have the original unopened tissue pressed around them. A bunch of eyepieces. Solar viewing attachment. Erector. Barlow. Manual.
Had a fun time assembling it this evening and going through everything. It's my third Royal Astro scope, joining a 7TE-5 and 50mm f/10 Royal branded.
The telescope seems to be in good condition, but some parts are dirty. The box is in bad shape but that's okay, I'll figure something out. Doesn't seem like any significant work needs to be done. First light on the moon just now looked nice and sharp.
Can someone help me date this, please? Thanks!
Edited by terrapin, 22 February 2021 - 02:06 AM.