Hey there all , Brand new member here and astronomy novice. I recently came into this vintage 1969 150mm Eugen Popp Maksutov. As for the scope I have not plugged it in yet as it has euro plug and i am in the usa. I was going to get a voltage converter but not sure if it would work... Would that keep proper time for the mechanism to track properly or would i need a regulator of some sort? It came with 4 Spectros eyepieces which are spotless except for a little dust. I would really love to replace the focuser with a newer smooth two stage because this one is pretty short. My other scope is a 10" Apertura Dob that i have had for about a year and a half. With the Mak I was able to look at some tree tops that were far enough away to see clearly and focused with the F40 eyepiece and i can tell that the mirror could use a little dusting but not bad. Opening the very tight front cover it smelled like my grandmas closet (im in my 50's) but the secondary looks just like new to me. The stand its on weighs about 40-50 lbs. Overall i am pretty excited that i get to own this beauty but if the tracking works i will be over the moon.
Edited by jroo, 08 October 2021 - 07:02 PM.