Hi all! I bought the telescope and all the accessories brand new in August of last year for about $1750. I've used it twice all night and once for about 5 hours, and have kept it spotless. I'm relatively new to optics, but the diffraction patterns looked darn close to perfectly spherical, on both sides of focus. I have the original packaging for the OTA, mount and almost all the accessories, and the owner's manuals are in the original ziploc bag. I loved the scope (the Orion Nebula was really incredible through it), but I'm trying to build up funds for backpacking/world travel right now.
Here's everything included (Celestron brand, unless otherwise noted):
- 9.25" OTA (gray tube)
- CG5 mount
- dual axis clock drive (not sure of brand)
- 1.25" visual back
- 1.25" star diagonal
- Meade 32mm Super Plossl eyepiece
- 25mm Plossl eyepiece
- Parks 10mm SMA eyepiece
- Parks 3-element apochromatic 2x Barlow lens
- Parks moon filter
- Parks APL (light pollution) filter
- Telrad finder
- 6x30 finderscope
- polar axis finder
- "Night Vision" LED flashlight
- Minolta camera ring adapter
I'm asking $1200 for everything - I'd like to keep it all as one package. I'll deliver it if you're within a couple hours drive of the San Francisco Bay Area. If further away, I'll split shipping costs with the buyer. If you're local and would like to take a look at the scope, I'd be happy to meet up.
*In the Photo: C9.25 completely set up w/ dual axis drive and Telrad finder attached (sorry for the poor picture quality, they were taken with an inexpensive digital camera).