I'm selling my 1 year old Dob to fund my next scope!
8" Orion Skyquest XT8
Original Guan Sheng version - $500 + shipping
(scope originally $499 + $49 shipping)
Straight Through 8x50 Finderscope & Bracket ($75 value)
Deluxe Orion 2x Barlow (1.25") ($44.95 value)
Orion Collimating (Chesire) Eyepiece ($34.95 value)
Neutral Density Moon Filter ($14.95 value)
Orion Small Polyurethane Accessory Case ($24.95 value)
Padded Carrying Case For Skyquest XT8 Dobsonian ($69.95 value)
Telrad Finder (never used - still in box) ($40 value)
ProOptic 32mm Plossl ($34.95 value)
ProOptic 25mm Plossl ($24.95 value)
Orion 25mm Plossl ($49.95 value)
Orion 9mm Plossl ($49.95 value)
ProOptic 7.5mm Plossl ($24.95 value)
This is the original version (not Synta) which got top honors in the
Sky & Telescope Test Report over five other similar priced dobs. Also
highly recommended by Ed Ting on his web site.
The telescope is about a year old. The tube is in excellent condition. Primary mirror is immaculate and center-marked for easy collimation. Also, mirror cell was modified by adding extra support for the primary as suggested in the Sky & Telescope review.
I have over $1000 invested in this 1 year old scope. I’m reducing my asking price to $500 plus shipping. Remember, while the price of the new version is lower, so is the quality of the new version made for Orion by Synta. Ask people who know about this and they will agree.
I will ship the scope with buyer paying shipping cost. I’m also willing to drive a reasonable distance to meet someone in the NYC metro area. I live in Rockland County, NY.