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Questar Standard 3.5

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FOR SALE-Questar Standard 3.5 

This Questar Standard 3.5 (Serial Number 2-4889-BB) was manufactured in 1964. It has just undergone a significant upgrade to the optics as well as having had the Quester Standard Service* performed on it. All the optical components have been replaced  by Questar with a new Pyrex mirror with MFG2 coatings, a new corrector plate and front lens cell. The optics are now 1/8 wave and are identical to that of currently available new models.

Included are the following items. They are:
  • Questar Standard with Moon map on barrel with optional finder solar filter and clock drive
  • Lens Cap
  • Dew Cap with Star Chart
  • Leather Case. The case shows some expected wear, but is solid and strong. No key
  • Table Top Leg Set
  • Off Axis Solar Filter
  • Power Cord
  • 40-80X Adjustable Eyepiece
  • Original manual
  • Original optics set which was replaced
  • Documentation of all recent work performed
  • Shipping Barrel

The telescope is optically, mechanically and cosmetically in pristine condition. The cost of the recently completed optics upgrade and Standard Service was in excess of $2,100. Further, Questar described the telescope with it recent work and upgrades as like new.

Price is $3,200. Shipping $50 in lower 48.  The scope will be shipped well packed in a shipping barrel inside a well padded box indentical as done by Questar when shipping from New Hope, PA.

The asking price for this telescope is well below that of a new one which costs ~$6,400

I will deliver or meet within 150 miles of Boston.

Basic inspection of mechanical and optical components
Disassemble control box, clean, and re-grease moving parts
Clean control box optics
Remove and clean prism
Remove and clean main system optics
Check and adjust optical centering
Check and adjust image shift
Check and repair baffle system
Disassemble base assemble and re-grease moving parts
Check and adjust motor and R. A. circle
Adjust finder collimation
Clean Eyepieces (2x) – surface clean and cap
Check solar filters
Wipe down, buff polished parts, and wax scope
Rewrap power cord and tidy up case
Final Inspection