Jump to content

sgl_imaging_challenge_2021_3.thumb.jpg.30e9b298c34c80517e8b443ce153fce3.jpg

COMPLETED - Sold Skywatcher EQ5 pro goto mount and 200pds reduced now £550, boxed. Or sold separately. .


Recommended Posts

Selling my complete set up as I'm moving into imaging. Happy to split if it helps. 

Skywatcher 200pds with dual speed focuser, finderscope and all relevant dust caps. 

Synscan goto mount with polar scope. Cables, handset etc. 

I will even throw in a lazer colminator (boxed) see images

This is a great kit for visual observations. All in mint condition, only slight wear to dovetail Bar and slight marks to counter weights and bar. 

All with original boxes and packaging. I've really looked after this. 

200MM (8") F/5 PARABOLIC DUAL-SPEED GO-TO NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR

The new Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-200PDS Newtonian Reflector incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the Explorer-200P Black Diamond Series, but with two significant advantages. A Dual-Speed 10:1 ratio focuser is now included for excellent focusing precision. Also the tube length has been slightly shortened to optimise performance for prime-focus photography.

*Note: the Explorer-200PDS has a larger 58mm secondary mirror, for enhanced field illumination, compared to the Explorer-200P which has a 52mm secondary.

Looking for £550

EQ5 £350

200pds £245 with Lazer Collimator £230 without 

 

Ideally collection preferred, but can arrange postage at cost. 

I'm located in Folkestone, Kent 

Message me for more information. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_20200215_103348.jpg

IMG_20200215_103417.jpg

IMG_20200215_103622.jpg

IMG_20200215_103358.jpg

IMG_20200215_103410.jpg

IMG_20200214_165103.jpg

IMG_20200214_164338.jpg

IMG_20200214_165058.jpg

IMG_20200214_164627.jpg

IMG_20200214_164451.jpg

IMG_20200214_165117.jpg

IMG_20200214_164516.jpg

IMG_20200215_103502.jpg

IMG_20200215_103445.jpg

IMG_20200214_164504.jpg

IMG_20200214_164415.jpg

IMG_20200214_164400.jpg

IMG_20200215_103332.jpg

IMG_20200220_183331.jpg

IMG_20200220_183310.jpg

IMG_20200220_183343.jpg

Edited by Simon Dunsmore
Error
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 14/02/2020 at 17:38, Simon Dunsmore said:

Selling my complete set up as I'm moving into imaging. 

Skywatcher 200pds with dual speed focuser, finderscope and all relevant dust caps. 

Synscan goto mount with polar scope. Cables, handset etc. 

I will even throw in a lazer colminator (boxed) see images

This is a great kit for visual observations. All in mint condition, only slight wear to dovetail Bar and slight marks to counter weights and bar. 

All with original boxes and packaging. I've really looked after this. 

200MM (8") F/5 PARABOLIC DUAL-SPEED GO-TO NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR

The new Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-200PDS Newtonian Reflector incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the Explorer-200P Black Diamond Series, but with two significant advantages. A Dual-Speed 10:1 ratio focuser is now included for excellent focusing precision. Also the tube length has been slightly shortened to optimise performance for prime-focus photography.

*Note: the Explorer-200PDS has a larger 58mm secondary mirror, for enhanced field illumination, compared to the Explorer-200P which has a 52mm secondary.

Looking for £600 ovno

Ideally collection preferred, but can arrange postage at cost. 

I'm located in Folkestone, Kent 

Message me for more information. 

 

Hi Simon, would you split the package? I am interested in the mount.

I am in Hawkinge.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Simon Dunsmore said:

Hi, 

I really would rather not, I kind of want to just clear the whole thing in one go. If it's OK with you, I'll leave it for a week and then if it doesn't sell as a package I'll come back to you. 

Thanks for your interest. 

Simon 

Thanks Simon that's ok.

I have a 6" Helios refractor at present, so I am very reluctant to obtain another big heavy telescope.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, 

I actually had a guy interested in the EQ5. If you are genuinely interested, I'll contact him to agree to split. I just didn't want to be left with one part of the set up. 

I'd be looking for £250 if that is agreeable. I'll include the laser collimator. But courier charges (if you are not local) would be at cost. 

As mentioned in my listing, the scope is absolutely mint condition apart from slight scratches to dovetail Bar. Boxed. 

If you let me know if you are genuinely interested, I'll contact the other buyer. 

Obviously no pressure. 

Thanks for your interest 

Simon 

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Simon Dunsmore said:

Hi, 

I actually had a guy interested in the EQ5. If you are genuinely interested, I'll contact him to agree to split. I just didn't want to be left with one part of the set up. 

I'd be looking for £250 if that is agreeable. I'll include the laser collimator. But courier charges (if you are not local) would be at cost. 

As mentioned in my listing, the scope is absolutely mint condition apart from slight scratches to dovetail Bar. Boxed. 

If you let me know if you are genuinely interested, I'll contact the other buyer. 

Obviously no pressure. 

Thanks for your interest 

Simon 

Hi Simon,

 

I am interested in OTA, but 40 quid savings over the brand new is not big incentive, sorry. 
 

Cheers!

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, spillage said:

not trying to upset anyone but I would normally sell for around 60-70% of the brand new cost.

Hi, Not upsetting at all :) absolutely no pressure to buy. I can honestly say hand on heart that this set up in mint condition. If people prefer to buy new I completely understand. I m open to offers near the asking price.

Thanks! 

On 15/02/2020 at 21:17, Martin13 said:

Hi Simon, would you split the package? I am interested in the mount.

I am in Hawkinge.

Hi Martin, 

Looking like I have a possible buyer for the 200pds. Are you still interested in the Mount/tripod? 

I'm looking for £350 ovno. 

Let me know. 

Thanks again for looking 

Simon 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, DainiusU said:

Hi Simon,

 

I am interested in OTA, but 40 quid savings over the brand new is not big incentive, sorry. 
 

Cheers!

Hi, 

No problem. I'm happy to negotiate. But the lowest price I can do is £225. 

The cheapest I've found this for is £299 so thats almost £75 cheaper than buying new! 

Cheers Simon 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By SStanford
      Hi all,
      I'm looking at acquiring my first goto mount and have decided on the Sky-Watcher EQ5 PRO Go-To.  Stock seems to be low everywhere at the moment so I'm keeping my eyes peeled.
      I have a few questions regarding alignment.
      Although I will be taking the mount "out-and-about" I will mostly be using the EQ5 on my balcony at home; this will make alignment with polaris impossible.  I'm relived to see the EQ5 allowas bright star alignment (with the scope beginning at north) which is great for the location.
      My question is; am I able to choose which bright stars the mount will align with? for example, if the mount asks me to confirm the position of a star I cant see at all from the balcony, can I choose stars that are visible from my side of the building?
      I'm very new to astrophotography and would like to be prepared before splashing out!
      S.
    • By Marsto
      Hi
      I am looking for help and advice on my SynScan EQ5 pro problem which i am struggling with. Everything was working fine and as expected. I have never updated the firmware and thought while i had everything connected i would update the Hand Controller and the skywatcher WiFi dongle. 
      Everything updated first time without issue and i was pleased to be up to date. However i loaded SynScan app on the pc which connected fine through the handset and USB/Serial adaptor cable. I clicked on the movement arrows and nothing happened, i then went in to a random 1 star alignment and again no response from the motors. 
      I powered off again and instead of the PC i tried the hand controller, i tried a 1 star alignment and the hand controller was displaying the slewing but again no response from the motors. in panic i then did the same with the WiFi dongle and phone app, same thing the software is showing movement but the scope remains still. 
      Knowing all was well prior to firmware updates i reverted back to the previous firmware version and no difference, i tried it again in Lo mode and still nothing. I then noticed a firmware update for the Motor Control so thought i had nothing to loose i updated the Motor Control firmware and again no sign of life from the Motors. I have swapped the cables around, checked that they are all inserted correctly, the power is from mains not battery and the power source is plugged in to a a Power Filter and Surge protector. 
      I have little experience of circuit board electronics, i was struggling to find similar experiences online other than voltage issues due to batteries which is not the case. I have opened it up and no obvious loose cables of solder loose, but this was straight after the firmware update which seemed to have installed and updated very smoothly no crashes etc. 
      Any help would be really appreciated. 
       
    • By b1ues
      Hi everyone, I was given an EQ5 Pro Synscan as a present and I purchased an ASIair based on the videos on youtube..it looked awesome.
      However, I can't get the app to connect with the telescope.
      I've updated the FW, purchased an EQmod cable for it and nothing. Tells me to connect and to make sure i have done a polar and 3 star alignment! Ahhh
      Any advice would be greatly appreciated
    • By Bigwings
      I noticed on another thread that Dobbie wanted to downsize from the Skymax 150 Mak to a 127 for portability . Today we exchanged scopes wi h a cash settlement.
      Tonight M42 was passing to the front of the garage (unheated). To quote Oscar Wild (I think) " I can resist all things except temptation.
      Lifting the EQ5 to the garage door I mounted the Skymax 150 and chose the Baader Aspheric 31mm. With clutches off and no power the finder was nudged to M42. A few seconds focusing and WOW......
      M42 filled the field of view with great contrast and tac sharp stars showing trapezium as clear as I can remember. 
      It seemed to me as good a view  as I can remember with the SE8 or my 8" Newt. Perhaps it's my memory. My first light with this scope fills me with anticipation of views lunar and planetary but it certainly can do a good job on bright DSO's. Cool down was not a problem when kept in a cold garage on this occasion.
      Thanks Dobbie... I love it.
       
       
    • By Clear Skies!
      I am going to buy Skywatcher EQ5 Pro Go-To mount. But, unfortunately, I am low on budget.
      So, does someone know where can I buy the cheapest EQ5 pro mount?
      Yesterday there was a low price for it (350 €), but they changed it.
      Thank you for your time!
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.