SET PRICES (no minimum offer business):
7" Starmaster dobsonian in excellent condition with Zambuto mirror, $1500.
with Sky Commander DSCs, complete system, $1800.
(incl. latest version SC box, Discovery tangent arms/encoders & cable, & SC chip tool for upgrades)
Preference given to pick ups and buyers of complete system. Shipping & insurance extra—from 13850. CONUS only.
Red dot & Celestron 6x30 finders.
Original Starmaster 2”/1.25” Rhol-Trax focuser. Repositions rapidly for different eyepieces. Draw tube’s orientation varies, which can make collimation more challenging than it need be, but good collimation is achievable.
Secondary 1.3” w/ 96% enhanced coating.
Steel, open primary mirror cell.
SPECIAL FEATURE: Starmaster bushings/couplers for digital setting circles encoders already installed. Nothing to drill to add DSCs. Thumb screws provided.
Small sized secondary and smooth Zambuto mirror combine for high contrast planetary, DSO views.
A truly versatile scope—from wide field views to close-up planetary studies. 2.5+ deg FOV possible.
Very portable—f/5.43, short tube (~43”) fits even small cars. Easy to schlep—tube/mirror 19 lbs; mount 17 lbs.
Remains balanced even w/ heavy eyepiece/Barlow.
Be aware—Oak Classics can have tube currents when facing large temperature changes—e.g., moving from a warm house to a cold outside. One approach is to set the scope out early. Alternatively, some leave the scope in a cool garage or observing shed; others have installed fans. Open mirror cell does provide pretty quick cool down.
Well cared for. Little used last 2 years (used 10” instead). Kept in 1st floor room w/ hard dust covers on.
Bank check preferred. (Personal check means a longer delay for clearance.)
Shipping details. 2 boxes: 14.5”x14.5”x49” and 27.25”x18.5”x18.5” Add several lbs. for weight of boxes/packing material.
E-mail any questions.