BRASS TELESCOPES: There are very few genuine antiques available and are
priced from $10,000.00 to $75,000.00.
Almost always they feature a simple lens erecting system.
This system actually removes all of the enjoyment from modern day
viewing simply because of low light transfer and narrow field of view.
small telescope (finder scope) that is attached to the main telescope
tube is for celestial use only
and it becomes useless on the ground.
It looks nice but the angle that a person uses on the ground
changes from a few yards to no more than a few miles and the “finder
scope” can not make up the difference.
telescopes feature large, heavy tripod legs that are not only bulky but
were manufactured from woods available at that time, primarily dark