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Barry-Wilson

COMPLETED - SOLD _ APM LOMO 80mm F6 Sn AX0004 with 2" FT focuser & accessories £975

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I bought this scope secondhand at the beginning of the year (from Dave Jackson of Hitec Astro) with a view to observing more (as well as my normal imaging).  I have had fabulous views of the moon, Jupiter and Saturn.  However, I do not spend enough time using the scope and it does deserve to be used by an enthusiastic observer.  There are many reviews of this scope often using the label "legendary", and the views I had were a delight and there are many experienced observers who are better able to remark than I on the beautiful optics.  It comes complete with the original Lomo report and certificate.

The optics are in great condition.  The OTA has two cosmetic marks to the paint as can be seen in the images (there when I bought it), as to be expected for a scope nearly ten years old.  Otherwise it is in very good order.  It has a split OTA enabling bino viewer use and APM scope rings.  The 2" FT focuser has held my small collection of eyepieces very well and also functioned perfectly with a reducer and heavy QSI683 ccd.  I have a 25mm extension tube for the focuser which can be installed between the OTA adapter and focuser to lengthen the focuser travel should you need.  It also comes with a storage and transport case which is in good working order.

Complete package £1,100 plus postage:

1. APM Lomo 80/480mm F6 scope fitted with 2" FT focuser, complete with end cap, test certificate and report

2. Two APM tube rings

3. 25mm focuser extension tube (+£25)

4. Transport and storage case

5. TS 0.79x reducer (I found a flat field at metal back distance of 66/67mm); this turns the scope into an F4.8 fast imaging scope.  See attached screenshot of single uncalibrated 600s luminance sub. (+£100)

I have retained the very good cardboard box in which it was posted to me, so I am able to post the whole package securely, postage to be agreed at cost.  Also happy for it to be collected.  Payment by bank transfer is preferred.

Happy to send more images if needed and to answer any specific queries via PM.

Barry

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As an update - potential overseas purchaser has pulled out due to some 'inconvenience'.  So back for sale.

I am happy to consider selling the scope without reducer if a purely visual user is interested - £975 for scope, rings and case.

CS!

Edited by Barry-Wilson

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