Meade 12-inch SCT optical tube assembly (OTA)/Losmandy G11 dovetail plate for sale. The OTA is 1 1/2 years old and in good condition. The optics are diffraction-limited (at least 1/4 wave) according to the previous owner, Sheldon Faworski (a noted optical designer). The OTA was used by Mr. Faworski to obtain many quality deep sky images. This OTA was also used as a test instrument at the Winer Observatory (near Tucson, Arizona) as part of the International Space Station-Amateur Telescope (ISS-AT) Project obtaining many high-quality images of deep sky objects. I only set up the OTA once to test if it was feasible for my storage space, but unfortunately it did not fit in my small garage. I am selling it to finance a smaller instrument in the future which will fit in my small facility (sorry no trades at this time).
Included are the following items;
*Meade 12-inch F/10 SCT OTA
*Losmandy G11 dovetail plate
*Apogee 8 x 50 finder
*Counterweight rod (no weights)
*1.25-inch visual back
*2-inch Mirror diagonal (never used, slip in variety)
*10mm and 26mm Plossl eyepieces
$1,800.00 or best offer (shipping included within the continental US)
Thank you for your consideration.