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COMPLETED - Meade 8" LX90 EMC Schmidt Cassegrain and a Lot of Extras - SOLD


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Due to a telescope upgrade I now have available my LX90 and a lot of accessories to go with it. The OTA itself has been upgraded and improved a lot it has had the following upgrades:

    Thrust bearing upgrade to smooth focusing
    Screws replaced with stainless
    Bob Knobs collimation knobs
    Flocked tube to improve image contrast

The scope comes with all the standard accessories: 
 
    Meade 8x50 Finder Scope
    Meade 26mm super plössl eyepiece
    Meade 1.25" eyepieve connector
    Meade #918A 1.25" Diagonal Prism
    Meade Autostar hand controller and external control and update cables
    Meade field tripod
    and manuals

Plus having used it for imaging and having de-forked the OTA to use it on a German Equatorial Mount it also comes with the following extras to allow a variety of options for both visual and imaging options:

    ADM Counterweight and accessory rail for 8" SCT
    ADM Losmandy Dovetail for 8" SCT
    Star Sharp Bhatinov Mask
    DewZap Dew Shield
    JMI Electronic focus controller for Meade LX90
    Celeston f6.3 focal reducer
    Astro Engineering hand controller holder
    Meade variable projection tele-extender
    Astro Engineering Align Mate
    Meade 07567 f3.3 focal reducer and variable T-Adaptor
    1.25" Clear Sky CCD Filter
    1.25" Light Polution Filter
    1.25" OIII filter
    Power supply for Meade LX90
    Meade equatorial wedge with adaptor for the LX90

The scope has now been put back onto its forks and tested. If you want to see detailed photographs of everything then please have a look at: 
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Gp5a1yf-3ypq_lzYzvVGi9l_ug03mNZb
there is even a short video showing the mount working there. As for the capabilities of the scope you can see a few examples of images taken with this scope at:

    https://www.astrobin.com/293004
    https://www.astrobin.com/332967
    https://www.astrobin.com/352788
    https://www.astrobin.com/288931
    https://www.astrobin.com/289586
there are even more on my astrobin page:                 
    https://www.astrobin.com/users/toxophilus

Unfortunately due to the size and weight of the scope, the amount of kit I'm selling and lack of boxes, I can only do collection only.

I'm looking for offers around £1000 for everything. But I'm willing to consider splitting if you don't want it all, just let me know what you are interested in and we can work out a price. For just the scope and standard accessories, I'm looking for offers in the region of £700, so for just £300 extra you are getting a lot of options. A quick add up of what this has all cost me new comes out at around £2500.

I can accept payment via bank transfer, cash or pay-pal (buyer covers fees)

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

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I have lowered the price on this:

I'm now looking for offers around £900 for everything. But I'm willing to consider splitting if you don't want it all, just let me know what you are interested in and we can work out a price. For just the scope and standard accessories, I'm looking for offers in the region of £600.

A quick add up of what this has all cost me new comes out at around £2500.

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