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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Mounts - Equatorial > Classified #146756

For Sale: Massive Schaefer mount with Byers Gear

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Based on a 9.5" diameter precision Byers gear, it uses a clock drive for RA and a motorized tangent drive for declination. 1.75" stainless steel shafts used for both RA and Dec. Mounting plate 24" x 8,5" x 0.75" provided for telescope tube. Controller with hand-held module provides variable frequency drive for RA and slow-motion drive adjustment for Dec. Head is supported by an aluminum pier 9" in diameter and with three cross-braced legs. Two 24-lb weights included. Total weight is probably 150 lbs. Same type of mount as shown on Daphne & Tony Halles website. Price of similar mount in April '93 Sky & Telescope advertisement page 118 was $5805. Excellent value for $2500. Local pickup only!
 

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