(SOLD) This scope is the one. This is a 3 month young Stellarvue 78L with a 2" Televue Everbrite Dialectric (99%) reflectivity (diagonal is one week old). This one is my baby, so it's in PERFECT condition:
* 752 mm f.l., f/9.6
* 83 mm lens baffled down to 78mm; 4 internal baffles for very high-resolution
* Stellarvue hand assembled, hand tested scope
* Absolute pin-point stars across the entire field of view, excellent color correction
* Special Stellarvue lens coating
* JMI DX1 Superfine rotating dual focuser -- left knob is "normal", right knob is "superfine". Uses a friction drive instead of worm gear.
* Stellarvue Red Dot laser finder
* Brand new Televue 2" Everbrite Dialectric diagonal with Televue 1.25" insert (this has a brass expansion ring instead a screw to protect your eyepieces) (99% reflectivity)
* Tube rings and mounting plate
* Dew shield
* Stellarvue carrying bag -- black with embroidered Stellarvue emblem
* Lenses and diagonal have never been touched or cleaned -- they're like new
(Mount not included, but will be offered separately on AstroMart.)
Will not sell off in pieces.
This is a dream scope! Why am I selling?? I just caught large-aperature bug (again).
And the price?? I paid $799 for the scope and $40 for the bag, plus $275 for the diagonal, plus $45 for the 1.25" insert, for a total of $1159. Price is $900, plus shipping.