Sale Pending,Thank You.
For Sale : This scope started life as a 8" Celestron Starhopper and now sits on a Meade Starfinder EQ.I've made the following improvements.
1)U.O Vega HP 1.25" R&P focuser
2)1.97" Secondary mirror(the stocker was to small)
3)4-Vane spider using Steve Swayzes plans.(very rigid)
4)Ken Dauzat Hinged Felt lined tuberings.
5)New electronics board and motor on EQ mount.
7)Tube interior painted ultra flat black.
8)Primary center spot for easy collimation.(btw it holds collimation very well)
This scope gives very sharp images both planetary and on DSO.I'll accept $425.00 and prefer local sale unless buyer pays all packing,shipping and insurance(which will be somewhere around $100.00 in the Con.US = 2boxes 1-25lbs 1-60 to 65lbs).
Thanks for looking.Clear Skies!