The motor tracks like a champ and the everything is VERY nicely balanced and smooth. But the mount is not pretty. I see about 30 hours of work here. I may have the Meade 50 guider body and the 50 finder body sent off to be powder coated (just the white part of the tube body!). The fiberglass is in pretty darn good condition and I may leave it be. Luckily ALL the mirrors and lenses are prime.
I notice it has a declination assembly, but it appears to be incomplete.
Should be a fun winter project when Spokane spends nearly 100 days in solid frost.
Just a few thoughts:
8) FS-152SV sitting in the office
Japanes super lucky zen observatory garden
:S Meade ETX-90 finder scope position
Hino Optical Mizar 120SL observatory model
:C SR-4mm eyepiece with a 3x barlow in a 60mm refractor
8O Zeiss Victory 7x42 SFs
Having over 135 vintage oculars to play with
My life surrounded by wonderful friends and impeccable optics