Depending on buyer’s preference, I will sell this mount either as a basic mount with tripod, or as a fully optioned mount suitable for imaging/astrophotography. Should the buyer only want the mount, I will sell the options separately. The mount was completely disassembled after purchase; original packing/lubricants were removed; parts were thoroughly cleaned; it was re-assembled using temperature stable, low-stiction lubricants for smooth, low-drag, minimum backlash operation; the OEM aluminum legs were replaced with extra-length, heavy-duty hardwood legs for improved stability and vibration damping. The end result is performance equal to Vixen GP Deluxe mounts at a fraction of the cost. Options include a Meade #812 Polar Finder, a Meade #1702 Dual-Axis Drive Corrector system, a large fitted Doskocil hard-shell case for the LXD-500B EQ head assy., and a custom-fabricated, 2½” X 9½” X ¾” aluminum billet, universal mounting plate for the LXD-500B head. The plate is machined to accept a Tele Vue 4” OTA clamshell, but it is large and substantial enough to accept any payload within the limits of the mount’s capacity. After completion of this project I used the mount once, and then located a near-mint Tele Vue Systems Mount for my TV instruments, and no longer need this LXD-500B. I will sell the mount/tripod only for $235 plus shipping, insurance and packing charges (est. $35-$45 - I don't trust myself to properly pack something like this).
Whether sold with or w/out the mount, I will sell the #812 Polar Finder for $30, Priority Mail shipping included within CONUS; I will sell the #1702 Dual-Axis Drive System/Drive Corrector for $140, Priority Mail shipping included within CONUS; I will sell the Doskocil EQ head case for $65, plus shipping and insurance charges; and I will sell the custom mounting plate for $30, Priority Mail shipping included within CONUS. PayPal or MO accepted, however buyer pays 3% fee if PayPal is used.