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Can you identify this refractor???

Started by larrym, 09/15/2021 04:51AM
Posted 09/15/2021 04:51AM Opening Post
Hello, I have an opportunity to purchase the telescope shown in the attached photos.  It is claimed to be an Astro Physics 130mm F/6 Apochromat with a three element objective from “approximately 1985” but there are no markings present to clearly identify it. Anybody here able to identify it with some level of certainty?  Any guess at a fair market value?

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Posted 09/15/2021 05:04AM #1
Could you take a picture looking into the front of the scope to see what the outside markings of the lens cell state?
Posted 09/15/2021 05:19AM | Edited 09/15/2021 05:21AM #2
Here’s the front of the lens cell…

The only markings present are the weird backwards looking characters barely visible at the top part of this view.  Weird.

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