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COMPLETED - 10” Ritchey-Chretien Telescope


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10” Ritchey-Chretien Telescope

 

Altair RC250-TT Truss Telescope with:

Focuser tilt adjuster

Primary & Secondary dew heater strap

Mini dovetail clamp (for red dot finder)

Starlight Instruments Feathertouch FTF-3015-B-A R&P focuser + custom adapter

Baader Steeldrive focus motor

Cloth light shield

Mirror Covers

Primary Mirror Fans

Focus Spacer Tubes

Dual Losmandy Rails

Stock Focuser (replaced by Feathertouch)

 

I got the RC250-TT from Altair Astro. Its been installed in my roll-off observatory since 2015. The observatory has heating and de-humidifier to keep storage conditions good. Collimation was good from delivery, and I’ve never actually had to collimate it. Mirrors recently cleaned. I’ve now moved to a wide field refractor setup so no longer need the telescope.

 

Original price of telescope plus subsequent upgrades: £3255

Selling Price: £1700

 

If you don’t want the Feathertouch rack and pinion focuser I could remove it and re-install the stock focuser, but that may affect collimation and focus accuracy, especially under heavy loads. This would bring the overall price down to £1450

 

I also have a Takahashi collimating telescope (£175 new, never used, sell for £125) and a Revelation 0.75 focal reducer (£70 new, sell for £35) as optional extras to anyone buying the telescope.

 

Would prefer pickup, meeting at a convenient location, or delivered personally if local as I don’t trust shippers to handle the scope gently. I’m located near Manchester.

 

Graham

 

 

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What a steal but empty pockets I blame the wife over Christmas  for the kids

Would love a scope like that Graham what a beast. And great views  one can dream

any chance on the never never  only kidding

good luck with the sale of a great scope Someone will get a bargain

 

 

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If the Thunderball tonight is generous, and provides me with
It's top prize, there are two  scopes on these pages that will find a new home.
I'm surprised that so many quality outfits are coming onto the classifieds of late.
Perhaps the influx of new top notch Astro. equipment is precipitating these moves.
A good sign perhaps that Amateur Astronomy is in a good healthy state going forward.
Ron.

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18 hours ago, barkis said:

If the Thunderball tonight is generous, and provides me with
It's top prize, there are two  scopes on these pages that will find a new home.
I'm surprised that so many quality outfits are coming onto the classifieds of late.
Perhaps the influx of new top notch Astro. equipment is precipitating these moves.
A good sign perhaps that Amateur Astronomy is in a good healthy state going forward.
Ron.

Well, unfortunately no Jackpot, but I did win £48. A long way short 😁.

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