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tingting44

SW 130-pds - HEQ5 - QHY5L-ii imaging setup

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im making this sale active again, here are the details 

im not entirely sure i want to get rid of my imaging setup, but its a lot of money to be tied up for me for not a lot of use, main reason for selling is to get some decent canon lenses which will be used a lot more....

well the total of my gear what i can remember off the top of my head is way over £2000 there is a lot of stuff i have not added which i can not remember, well here is the list so far...

HEQ5 - RRP £630
http://www.firstligh...q5-syntrek.html
HEQ5 upgraded bolts - RRP £30
QHY5L-ii - RRP 229
Altair mini guide scope & auto guiding setup RRP £169 & £39.99 = TOTAL £208.99
https://www.altairas...&cat=260&page=1
https://www.altairas...productid=16469
SW 130-pds - RRP £159
http://www.firstligh...30p-ds-ota.html
SW Auto focuser - RRP £45
http://www.firstligh...to-focuser.html
SW CC - RRP £97
http://www.firstligh...-corrector.html
Baader 2" Neodymium filter - RRP £80
http://www.firstligh...ium-filter.html 
Skywatcher 28mm 2" Long Eye Relief - RRP - £29.90
http://www.firstligh...eye-relief.html
Meade 12mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece (Wireless) - RRP - £59.99
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item1c49e5d5e9
Celestron x2 barlow x2 - RRP x1 - £24 - x2 = £48
http://www.firstligh...125-barlow.html
Televue x2 barlow - RRP - £110
http://www.telescope...low_1_25__.html
MSI U135DX netbook - RRP - £249
solor filter - RRP - £41
telrad - RRP - £35
SW 9x50 finder - RRP - £45
premium chesire - RRP - £36
M48 adapter - RRP - £15
Making every photon count - RRP £19.95
HitecAstro EQDIR adapter for EQMOD - RRP - £27.90
canon t -ring - RRP - £21
bahtinov mask - RRP - £16.45

TOTAL SO FAR = £2233.18

all items are very well looked after and kept indoors in a smoke free home, id prefer to sell everything in one go and for it to be collection only due to the mass of items and the weight of everything, id be happy to let this lot go for around the £1200 mark

here is my flickr from which you can see me astro images i have taken with this setup
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tingting44/sets/72157650012923391/

more images at request

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just to add, im no longer looking to swap for lenses, cash only now, i did try to edit the listing but i can not 

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i can not for the life of me find out how to close this thread, please can someone close or delete this thank you

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Only the admin and mods can close the thread, when it is then archived. Once the sale(s) have been completed add a post to the end of the thread confirming the completion and we will do the rest.

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