The last deal for this scope came apart so I am offering it again.
About the scope:
It is the EC version rather than the AT, this means that it has the same base as the ETX-90 and uses the 495-497 Autostar rather than the the limited 494 Autostar. I don't dnow how much work is required to mount an ETX-90 tube in this base.
I have also the 505 cable set and dew shield. I have a custom machined plate that allows the scope to be mounted to a standard photo tripod. This plate also has holes to carry 6 eyepieces. No tripod is included.
Eyepieces are optional, if you need a couple, I have a 20 mm and 9 mm Kellners, nothing special but they do work.
The optics on this scope are OK, not great, I have since purchased another 70mm scope, a Pronto and of course there is no comparison. This is a scope that will show the rings of Saturn, not the Cassini division, the moons of jupiter and the bands but not the great red spot. It gives nice images at low powers of DSOs, this is what this scope is really about, with a 32 mm Plossl has a 4.5 degree FOV and some views are quite stunning.
What is good about this scope is the Autostar, it works and points and does what it is supposed to.I have the original shipping boxes.
Reason for sale is that I just don't use it and I need to move it on to a good home. I am not a GOTO sort of a guy, EQ mounts and DOBs are my preferences.
What I would like:
Cash: $175 plus shipping w/o eyepieces.
Trade: Whatever you might have but:
Things I am looking for: Decent 2 inch wide FOV eyepieces, nothing too special but I would like something around 40 mm for my Pronto and my 120mm Synta.
A top notch ST-80, either Orion or Celestron.
I am located in San Diego and would prefer to deal locally but I am open.
Also, if you have something you want to trade but feel that I would need to through in some cash, I could do that.
I am sure there are other things I am needing/wanting so lets make a deal......