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Bigwings

COMPLETED - Mount clearout All COMPLETED

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I need my garage back so am selling my excess mounts.

1. EQ5 motorised on both axis.

No tripod this was mounted ony pier. Tracks well. 

£100 Collect only because of weight .

2. An older type Skywatcher AZ goto mount that came with my SkyMax 127. Good condition .

£100 Collect please but might be able to send if you arrange courier.

SOLDto Pitbull ...thanks

3. AZ GTi  goto in excellent condition . Still have the box so can send at cost.

The pic shows it with a telescope on it which is not included.

£200

Location just north of Newark on A1

Clear Skies.

Thanks for looking

All Sold.

mods VB please move

 

 

 

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I would be interested in the Skywatcher AZ goto but can't collect until 8th April.  Willing to pay up front and collect if that's OK.  I assume it has the handset.

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2 minutes ago, Pitbull said:

I would be interested in the Skywatcher AZ goto but can't collect until 8th April.  Willing to pay up front and collect if that's OK.  I assume it has the handset.

Happy to store it till you pick it up. Handset is with the mount and it works fine.

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Could I take the EQ5 (item 1) please?

Thanks

Paul

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44 minutes ago, Paul73 said:

Could I take the EQ5 (item 1) please?

Thanks

Paul

EQ5 Sold to Paul. Thanks

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