This is a craigslist find from several years ago that I have worked on periodically. It has a very nice mirror that was apparently refigured by Alika Herring. It may been have made for Ron Ezra, an early engineer at Meade.
It has some custom electronics - including, I think, a voltage stabilizer that was mounted inside the pier.
I am uncertain what year or exact model it is, my best guess is a Student deluxe A, but it has a motorized tangent arm for the Dec drive that I don't see on any of the catalog descriptions. It is all polished aluminum. Any ideas?
I have also attached an image of Jupiter taken this week from this scope. (The drive rates are very slow - I suspect the scope was used for photography.) - I just realized this picture is the scope without the tangent arm attached - I will post a more complete pic tomorrow.
Edited by GilATM, 10 September 2021 - 02:19 AM.