For sale: 8" Celestron Starhopper Dob, about 3 years old. White base, black tube. Has the adjustable balance system, which is very helpful. Good condition, good views. Single-stalk secondary. Primary and secondary are both center spotted. Includes a 30mm Intes eyepiece (not sure what type, maybe a Kellner).
No finder included. Tube has four small holes near top where a couple of finders have been mounted in the past - should make mounting whatever finder you want a snap. Tube also includes a surficial blemish where a Telrad was stuck on and then removed. Focuser has a little wobble when you are reversing focusing direction, which is a little annoying, but you can live with it. If you plan to keep the scope a while, you may want to upgrade the focuser, but that's easily done and the same story as many brand new dobs in this price range.
Price is $275. I am selling to finance optics for a scope I am building. I would prefer to sell to someone in California and meet you halfway to deliver. Otherwise, buyer to pay for packaging and shipping (probably $50 to $100).