I bought this telescope new in 1998. It's been a real trooper and has never given me a bit of trouble. No Dec problems, no software or hand controller issues. I'm selling for $1,600.00 and will split shipping (or make offer). The scope includes:
1. Scopesaver anodized aluminum table and eypiece holder tray.
2. Baader off axis solar filter in a heavy duty plastic holder built by ScopeStuff.
3. AC adapter, DC 18v adapter for battery use
4. Meade counter weight set & rail to balance the Dec axis.
5. Latest version of software.
6. JMI NGF-S electric focuser for 2" & 1 1/4" SCT & photo accessories. Note this is the focuser with an analog counter on the side to come back to the exact same focus for CCD. This completely eliminates mirror image shift.
7. ScopeStuff's version of Bob's Knobs for easy collimnation.
8. Extra long heavy duty Dec cord cable from ScopeStuff.
9. Joystick adapter for the hand controller.
10. I'll throw in a hand held GPS for free.
11. Orion battery powered dew zapper.
12. Orion flexible dew shield.
13. Original boxes and foam for carrying.
I'm buying another scope and don't have the luxury of keeping my gently used equipment while purchasing new. This is a very good scope. Anyone who knows me knows that all my equipment is kept in pristine condition and dust doesn't stay on anything for long. This has been kept indoors. No scratches, dents, or dings. I will accept money order or cashiers check.
Jack Estes 512-657-9062