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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Telescope - Reflectors > Classified #223081

Sale/Trade: 8" Orion Astroview - TRADE PENDING

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I have an 8" EQ-mounted reflector from Orion that I bought from a friend 2 months ago. I'm hoping for a local sale as the original boxes are falling apart so shipping will be a pain.

The OTA is superb -- nice views even with Orion's standard ep's which are included. Although missing the cap on the focuser tube I've made do with a quickie home-fix that I can send along if necessary; otherwise plenty of caps will fit. Previous owner replaced the finder with a telrad. An Orion laser-mate collimator also included.

Before deciding to sell I'd intended to upgrade the mount to a Skyview Pro at the very least, but it *is* adequate for basic visual use. The big disappointment however was the tripod: one of the wingnuts on the legs is gone so you can't adjust the height at all (unless you're handy at fixing such things), plus it's just wobbly as it is. You'd want to replace the tripod asap; I just didn't have the funds/time to do it.

Unfortunately I need to stick to small grab-n-go scopes, and this one's just a little too big for that. (Originally I thought the guy had a 6-incher so was surprised to get an 8.)

Asking $400. If shipped (CONUS only) it will probably be at least $50 more. I'm open to variations (OTA only, OTA/mount-only, etc.) and trade-down to small refractor. Again, local sale/trade preferred but will ship if necessary. Just too big for me and my apartment.

Addition: OTA-only w/rings & telrad $225 + shipping.
 

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