The ota was purchased from Mike Townsend. This scope was the one reviewed on Ed Tings site. This is probably the best sample of a 7" apo the Meade can produce( read the review on ED's site ). The ota is in excellent condition. The mount is newely rebuilt from Meade and has the latest goto computer. Giant field tripod, Meade refractor motorized focuser that plugs into the control panel, 2" Meade diagonal, and finder with bracket also included.
As stated on Ed's website, this scope will not hold collimation when transported ( example: via a car to a dark sky site ). Holds fine when rolling in and out of my garage, though. Meade will upgrade the lens cell to the newer type if you feel the need. But like I said, it holds fine when under casual usage.
Mount has 33 arcsec UNTRAINED periodic error. Trained down to 5 arcsec with the PEC. Tripod legs feel stiff when sliding in and out. Polarscope also included
Asking $4500 for anyone who can come and pick it up, and $5000 shipped to you if I have to pack this beast up!!!