This is a unique recent Meade Starfinder mount, it can be used with any kind of telescope tube. See photos below, 10" reflector, 9.25" SCT, 6" synta refractor, FS-102 and ETX90 . It comes with a 4"x12" top mounting plate and a custom made 9" tall pier that allows you to put it on a flat surface or a meade field tripod (tripod not included), standard or giant and use it with a refractor or SCT. It also comes with the original 24" black Meade pier for use with a reflector. This one originaly came with a 12" outside diameter tube (not included) so it has the removable straps for it. Also 25 and 10 lbs original black meade counterweights. Built in DC (NOT the old AC clock) clock drive using six built-in installed AA batteries, or external 12v (not included). Works well with tubes up to about 25 lbs(more if you adjust the clutch), just turn on the switch and it tracks for a very long time. A very solid and simple mount to use, no wires or controlers. No need to release clutches when moving the tube. 1" shafts. No rings or tripod are included in this deal (straps for the 10" reflector are included). You get equatorial head with built-in RA drive, top mounting plate(for tube rings), two piers, two metal tube straps and two counterweights. This mount will carry as much as a GM-8 for fraction of the price. MUCH heavier and sturdier then a CG-5. ***SALE PENDING***
Will sell the custom made pier/adapter that allows you to put the mount on a Meade field tripod(standard or giant) for $100 plus shipping. And the mount without the adapter for $300, will not ship.
At this price it's a local deal only, near 100 lbs total. Will not ship! Can deliver at mt.pinos on Saturday.
Thanks for looking, oren.