This is a rare Hertel & Reuss Optik Kassel Tele-Variabel 25-60×60 telescope, with 25x to 60x zoom magnification and 60mm objective lens. The telescope has a main drawer for image focus, a fine focus rotatable tube, and a zoom section next to the eyepiece to achieve 25x-60x magnifications. Made in W. Germany. This telescope is in good working order.
Marked on label:
HERTEL & REUSS OPTIK KASSEL
Made in W-Germany
Magnification: 25x – 60x zoom
Main telescope length when closed: 38cm, or 15 inches.
Telescope length when extended (excluding the sunshade): 59cm, or 23.2 inches. (Add about 8cm when the zoom section is extended at 60x)
Objective lens dimeter: 60mm
Main telescope tube diameter: 69mm (2.7 inch)
Metal telescope tubes. (Note: one main drawer for quick focus; a second rotatable tube section for fine focus, and the third rotatable tube near the eyepiece for 25-60x zoom adjustment. Magnification levels are marked on the zoom tube section as: 25x 30x 40x 50x 60x)
Weight: approx. 1.26 kg (2.7 lb.)
Two tripod mounting sockets: one has 1/4″-20 UNC thread for standing tripod fitting; the other has 3/8-16 UNC thread.
This telescope is in good working condition for its age with very clear images.
Lenses are clean without damage. There is a very small chip dot on the front lens but this is hardly noticeable and does not affect the performance of the scope in any way. The telescope gives clear images.
Please see photos for further details.