16" Orion Deep Space Explorer.
Would like to sell this huge scope.
16" f/4.5, 1.625" thickness.
I'm Second Owner. It is probably > 5 years old. Has been stored in observatory past 2 years.
Includes Telrad. Does not include 80mm Finder as pictured.
Mirror is in fair to good condition. Views are really good. Has some marks around edge of mirror in a couple of areas that resulted from transporting to me (rubbed dark areas) Doesn't seem to bother performance. I've seen Stephen's Quintet with it. masked down to 6" makes great planetary scope.
Mount is in good condition and performs pretty good. Takes some tinkering to free it up every now and then.
2" Crayford focuser is very good. Used to be sold by Orion for >$150 plus.
Cannot ship economically.
Price: $575 (money order)or cash/check at pickup
Northwest corner of Missouri. In between KC, Des Moines, Omaha.
Will drive some to deliver or better yet you come see and pick up.