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PENDING $260 (SHIPPING INCL USA) 76mm f16 RAO SHARP classic! Royal Astro Sears 6339A, No mount, OTA only ; FREE MOUNT if PICKED UP LONG ISLAND NY

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Super Sharp CLASSIC! 

No mount, 
    ($220 + shipping)
PICKED UP on western Long Island NY, $220 with FREE original mount

76mm (3 inch) 1200mmfl f/16 Sears 6339-A Discoverer made by RAO, ROYAL ASTRO OPTICAL, Japan.

Royal Astro's distinctive manufacturer's mark stamped into the aluminum information tag/label.

Nice physical condition, superb optics, scope OTA only. No eyepieces, no diagonal, no mount etc.

I intended to keep it, but I am not finding anything under 5 inches pleasing enough, and I still have an 82mm Jaeger's project to build.

The focuser has the distintive Royal Astro circle mark stamped into the aluminum label on the focuser.

RAO lenses are renowned in quality and outperform top name classics head-to-head; RAO lenses are hand figured, and it shows- this one is great when seeing is good. Collimatible cell. Coatings are excellent, but typical light blue early 60's style.

Tube and finder are in very good shape with minor scrapes consistent with the age (1960's?), but go over the photos. Still has the JTII sticker.

No main tube dents and the focuser is smooth and complete, but the dew shield has flaked paint from removal of a dent. I never worked on the dew shield after straightening most of the dent by hand, preferring to keep it original, not going further.

INCLUDES a special, much less vignetting, adapter to go directly from the 30.6 tube to 1.25 eyepieces and diagonals, without using the included, but restrictive original .965 visual back. Cheap .965's will just ruin the view so avoid them.

The focuser is the versatile 'trombone' sliding tube design, accomodating a wide range of eyepieces. Superlube greased.

Excellent condition optics and coatings. Very good original condition tube (focuser and collimatable lens cell in excellent condition with excellent coatings).

No mount, OTA ONLY
    ($220 + shipping)
PICKED UP on western Long Island NY, $220 with FREE original mount