1 year old TMB APO; I hate to do it, but I have to let it go. I have a wedding to pay for.
Received, January of 2000 from Astronomics; serial number 082. Unit comes with all the standard pieces: OTA, 100mm extension tube for 3" focuser, 8x50 finder and bracket, machined tube with 360 degree rotatable focuser, heavy cast rings, and rigid alumninum case; additionally, I will throw in the 60mm extension tube(A must have for this scope!) and the small GP-style dovetail bar.
This is a superb telescope; I've seen some of the moons of Saturn I could not believe were possible with a 4" scope; very impressive contrast. As can be seen in the photo-mosaic below, the tube is heavily baffled; even the retractable dewshield is flocked and baffled. The objective on this unit has never been touched!
This is a heavy OTA; with extension tube, diagonal and 2" eyepiece, I would say it could be 20 lbs. Not advisable to try to use on a CG-5.
$2700 shipped and insured in the lower 48!
Thanks for looking.