Moving on to the real world, and unfortunately I must part with this beauty.
I am selling a near-perfect condition Meade LX50 EMC (same tube as the LX200) 8" SCT. This comes with the motor drive, remote, wedge, and all standard accessories, plus a whole lot more.
Included with this scope:
-Full-Aperture Glass Solar Filter
-Eyepieces: 25mm standard meade eyepiece, 20mm Tele Vue super Plossl, 40mm Tele Vue super Plossl (great eyepiece), 12mm NAGLER type 2 (unbelievable field of vision), as well as a 2x magnifier.
-Camera Adaptor, made by Celestron (fits any SCT back)
-camera o-ring to connect to any nikon SLR
-original Meade Box, with foam (perfect for making a custom case)
An incredible gift for an astronomer, or a great way to jump start your astronomy hobby. 8" is versatile enough for any type of astronomical viewing, and it won't break the bank.
I am offering this for less than I paid for the telescope alone. nearly $1000 of accessories are free (tripod, nagler, eyepices, etc).
Asking $1500 or best offer, +shipping.