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A bit ambivalent about this as scopes come and go and a scope may come in the future resulting in seller's remorse, but here we go!

For sale is a Discmounts DM-4 as follows:

  • DM-4 Head
  • 4" Tilt-in Saddle-3
  • 4" Dovetail Converter
  • Universal Angled Handle (shortened a bit as it was too darned long!)
  • 4K Encoder Kit
  • 4" Tilt-in Saddle-3
  • GRAB & GO BAG FOR DM4
  • DM-4 8" Tripod Extension
 
Priced new these are (prices shown on Discmounts website) $1,555 + $190 shipping and insurance cost (took this from the invoice that Charles sent me) = $1,745
 
At today's rate it is £1,245 + VAT (ours is 19% so I will use ours to show my actual cost, not yours which is 20%)  £236 + Tariff code 90058000 on telescope accessories of 4.3% (not applied on shipping) £48 = £1,529 which was my cost and the cost you would suffer (well, just a bit more as your VAT is just a tad higher).
 
I am willing to part with it for £1,050 and I will throw in a Nexus II so that you have use of the encoders (if you don't "know your way around" or you are in a light polluted environment) which costs $199 + shipping + above taxes or about £185. 
 
Price includes shipping with full insurance and tracking via EMS (takes about 4 working days to hit your local post office) and PayPal fees. I will only accept PayPal (best for the both of us).
 
Dropbox link with some photos here: Dropbox Link
 
I may be willing to sell the tripod if someone is interested. It is the Sirui 5214X and if you grab the package above, I will toss in the tripod at less than half the price of Amazon. Amazon charges £799, I'll sell for £350. 
 
Tripod not sold separately unless mount sells first and kindly note that the photos include other equipment which do not form part of this ad and are not for sale. Prices are not negotiable as they are already quite low and also because I know that I will live to regret it when I decide in the future that I want yet another scope for which the DM-4 would be perfect...
 
Here's your chance to grab a premium mount that can lift (and has according to various photos you can find on the internet) up to a 5" refractor (I have seen photos of it with a AP 130 and I tested it with my FS-128 and I only had to be a bit careful changing eyepieces because of the scope's length!) at a competitive price. I have had this setup for a year but used it sparingly (a total of 5-7 times?) as two months after purchasing the mount and tripod, I purchased a FS-128 and a AYO DIGI II mount and well, I love the FS-128 :) 
 
Clear skies,
 
Nicos
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Having now wiped the drool from my keyboard I hear Topol singing that song from Fiddler on the Roof ...... 

I am guessing from the rings that that is the FC76 mounted. 

I would love one of these but sadly my astro account is empty!

Good luck with the sale Nicos.

Andrew.

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Thanks for the wishes and you are correct, that's my FC76 which I plan to use for AP and is now paired with a Celestron AVX.

Since I use my FS-128 on the AYO Digi, this mount has been left underutilized and as luck would have it, I grabbed a lovely Mewlon 180B (only 26 years old!!!) which I plan to pair with the iOptron Pro Alt Az mount.

One mount in, one out and I am sure to regret this as the Mewlon for example also rides just fine on the DM-4, but I plan to use the Mewlon for high powered lunar and planetary views plus imaging and the iOptron is easier to use than the AVX for sure :)

 

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