Fully operational Cave Optical Co. Astrola observatory equitorial mount, 2.5 inch shafts, (no pedestle) with dual-axis drives in excellent condition, 110 VAC - handles OTA's weighing up to 150 lbs.,
with illuminated (rheostat controlled) 10" aluminum setting circles, directional hand control, (2) 75 lb. counterweights. Mount fits on 8" ID pipe and mounting cap is included.
Mount weighs approx. 191 lbs., excluding (2) 75 lb. counterweights).
Absolutely no visible wear on gears and no rust. Drive motors, RA and dec shafts operate smoothly and quietly.
Equitorial mount - $2,500 includes counterweights and pier mounting)
Buyer can pick-up in Chattanooga, TN or I can help buyer arrange shipping.
Additional pictures showing all gears, drives and Astrola Cave Optical Co. Long Beach, Calif. nameplates on mount and drive motor cover will be e-mailed on request.
Please see ad # 189773 under "Observatories"...Thanks for looking.