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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Mounts - Equatorial > Classified #102457

For Sale: Eyes larger than brain

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I purchased, both second hand but in beautiful condition, a University Optics Equatorial Mount and Losmandy GM-11 electronics and drive motors. It had been my plan to motorize the mount and use it for my 10" homemade Newtonian. However, as I stated in the title, my eyes were bigger than my brain. The project is getting big and I can't justify the cost/complexity given the level of my observing activity. To finish the job, gears, worm, and mounting hardware would be necessary.

The mount is massive, with 1.5" shaft and a rated payload of about 50-60#. It weighs 35 pounds and comes with a base plate that permits mounting to a pier. The bronze bearings are very smooth.

The electronics and the motors are: two hurst drive motors and reduction gear units, hand controller, and the losmandy digital controller. All in excellent cosmetic condition.

Potentially, with some work, it would be possible to create a smooth, powerful tracking mount capable of carrying a pretty large OTA.

I will sell this all for $600 USD shipped in continental US. I accept money orders. I will take paypal for another $15-- that's what they charge me. Please note that I make no profit from this-- I am selling at my cost. Also, please don't ask me to break up the set-- if it doesn't sell I'll repost these items separately. Pictures available promptly by email.

Thanks.

Ed
 

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