I'm selling my baby! My first scope is up for sale.
8" Meade DOB - $600
1 32mm Celestron Plossl ($55 value)
1 25mm MA Plossl ($32 value)
1 12mm MA Plossl ($32 value)
1 9mm MA Plossl ($32 value)
1 Telrad finder ($40 value)
1 Laser collimator ($70 value)
1 Magellan I Setting Circle computer ($295 value)
1 Primary mirror recoat (97% reflectivity - $150 value)
Primary mirror was recoated last summer, with the best possible coating. (97% reflectivity) Job was done through OPT. Interior of the DOB tube is lined with felt, to reduce light reflection. I've also added a folding stool as a mount for elevating the scope to a comfortable level for viewing.
I've taken great care of this scope and I've used it for many star parties at Little Blair Valley in Anza Borrego. I hate to part with it but part of my deal with my wife on buying an LX-90 was to sell the DOB. This DOB actually has better viewing than my LX-90.
I have over $1000 invested in this scope. I'm letting it go for $600.
(Yes, you can buy a brand new DOB for a lot less $, but not with all the accessories, the lined tube, and the ultra high quality mirror.)
I would prefer to sell to someone in the local San Diego or Southern California area. I will not ship, but I'm willing to drive as far as LA to deliver. (I live in North San Diego county area.)