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If anyone is looking for a great telescope, I'm selling my NexStar 8SE. It's in great condition, Optics are immaculate and there is only some signs of use on the dovetail bar and the black rim that has faded a bit on one side. The reason that I'm selling is that I'm looking to upgrade.
I had some amazing views of planets and DSO through this scope.... it really is a performer in quite a compact package.
This scope was on a CGEM most of it life so the NexStar Alt-Az mount was hardly used.
I prefer to have this scope local pickup or I'm happy to deliver and even give a tutorial and demonstration of how to use it.. for that reason I'm targeting a buyer around Sydney Australia.
The price I'm asking is $1650AUD.
Having moved to the F8 SCT version I have decided to sell my 14 inch Meade ACF F10 OTA. Can't really justify keeping it any longer as a 'spare'.
This is just the OTA with a Losmandy plate attached, no finder or eyepieces. I used it with a Moonlite focuser, which I have repurposed, so there is just the visual back, please see the photo's.
The optics are in superb condition and the tube just has a few marks on the paintwork. The first owner stuck a couple of velcro pads on the OTA for sticking accessories such as the dew heater on.
The scope has always been kept in a heated observatory
It is a very heavy telescope, circa 28Kg, so you will need something like an Eq8 to mount it.
This really is a pick-up only, though I do have part of the original box to make transportation easier. Scope is in Maidenhead in the Thames Valley. Could arrange a part-way meet and as we often go to Devon it would be especially convenient for anyone near the M4-M5 route from the Thames Valley down to Devon.
For Sale: Vixen Advanced Polaris Altazimuth (APZ) Modular Mount
condition: brand new in box (tried out once)
price: 389€ + 15,99€ postage (EU-wide)
***Updated with individual prices***
I purchased this early this year but just haven't been using it. A combination of other stuff going on and just generally bad timing on the 3 good nights we have had this year means I have not been able to get into using it in the way I had hoped. And I don't see it getting any better, so seems sensible to move it one to someone who can use it more effectively while I concentrate on broadband imaging with my ED80.
So, I have the XLT Fastar Compatible OTA on a Vixen dovetail with the 6x30 finder, 1.25" visual back and 25mm EP.
I also got a Skywatcher SCT focuser to help with mirror flop for imaging.
Also Bahtinov Mask
And homemade Sun Filter and Dew/Light shield that i can throw in if anyone wants them.
OTA is in perfect condition with the usual expected scratches on the dovetail, but otherwise in great condition. It is a fantastic scope giving great views, I am just not going to be able to use it much.
£875 for the OTA
£75 for the Focuser
£15 Bahtinov Mask
£950 for the lot or make me an offer!
Collection for OTA preferred as this is a bulky, fragile item and couriers generally will not insure such glass going through the post. I am not keen on posting, but could consider it if buyer is willing to organise themselves and take responsibility for it. I think I still have the boxes it came in. Focuser and Mask can obviously be posted.
Bank transfer, paypal accepted.
I'm in Gloucester.
Losmandy G11, c/w Ovision worm upgrade, Gemini L4 GOTO, tripod, 3 x stainless steel counterweights, PSU & Peli case. Open to reasonable offers.By appyaardvark
Losmandy G11, c/w Ovision worm upgrade, Gemini L4 GOTO, tripod, 3 x stainless steel counterweights, PSU & Peli case. Open to reasonable offers.
Losmandy G11 mount
Ovision precision worm gear (NS0700408)
Gemini Level 4 controller software
3 x 9Kg Stainless steel counterweights (made by Brian at Astroparts)
Polar scope with illuminated reticule
Upgraded Altair Astro saddle (both Losmandy/Vixen dovetails)
12V regulated power supply
1 long and 1 very long serial cable, with optional USB/serial converter, for PC control
2 x 12" tripod extension
Pelican 1650 case (with wheels, extension handle and pick & pluck foam)
Printed colour manual
Imperial Allen keys
The head is in very good condition. Franck, at Ovision, replaced the worm gear under warranty in Dec. 2011. Ovision's worm gear measurement results are available.
The mount has been used exclusively for imaging up to Feb. 2014, since when it has been stored in a clean, dry environment.
The mount is kept in a peli case, with pick & pluck foam insert. I have included the 12V regulated power supply, which I bought for the mount.
This is a very good setup whether you're a visual observer or an imager.
Also included: Altair 8" Steel powder coated pier-head, the tripod extension bolts directly to it and it's got adjustable levelling.
Cash on collection or bank transfer preferred
Collection preferred, mount is located in Kent.
Will consider delivering mount in person, depending on destination.
Happy to provide details if you want to arrange your own courier, for collection.
Offers around £2000