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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Mounts - Equatorial > Classified #145257

For Sale: GP mount on DX tripod with SkySensor2000-PC

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Vixen Great Polaris (GP) equatorial head on the -much- sturdier GP-DX aluminum tripod, includes SkySensor2000-PC GOTO with high-speed DC servo motors. Can sturdily handle my tank-like Takahashi 4" refractor, lighter refractors up to 5", SCTs up to 8", Maks up to 6", etc. (5" SCT in photo is -not- included.)

Equ head has been cleaned and lubed, movements are very smooth and tracking is accurate. Includes built-in polar alignment scope and an 8.4-lb cwt, other cwts also available. Mechanical condition is excellent, cosmetics good. There are a couple of paint chips on top of the RA housing that can be seen in the photo, and the raised "Made in Japan" lettering inside the dovetail topplate has been filed down.

The upgraded tripod greatly improves the mount's stability. Don't confuse this tripod with the shaky, wobbly version normally sold with the GP and CG5 mounts. This one is a beauty and does not vibrate or "ring". Includes the optional accessory tray. Tripod is in excellent condition, both functionally and cosmetically.

SkySensor2000-PC is a highly accurate, configurable GOTO system that will slew up to 1200x of sidereal. Features include "tour" function, "identify" mode, autoguider port, etc. Accurate GOTO with just a one-star alignment, but with two-star and three-star alignments, consistently puts targets in the center of the eyepiece. Can be linked and/or controlled via PC with the included serial connection cable. Original motor covers included.

I have the original manuals for everything (DX manual for the equ head) and will also include a homemade ST4-type or STV-type autoguider cable (your choice). Asking $1350 for the entire outfit OBO, plus shipping/insurance via UPS Ground (other methods can be arranged).

Paul Sterngold

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