Support Astromart! | Log In | Help
Astronomy NewsTelescope ClassifiedsTelescope AuctionsTelescope Articles & ArticlesTelescope Articles & ReviewsTelescope and Astronomy ForumsAstronomy Events Calendar
View Categories
Browse By Location
Place A New Ad
Display Preferences
Search Classifieds

User Name:


Save Login
New to Astromart?
Register an account...

Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
Help & FAQ
Astronomy Links
User Profiles
Top Users List
RSS Feeds

Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Telescope - Refractor > Classified #231711

For Sale: 12.5" Cave "portable" f/5 newt. (1976) $1850

Please Log In to view the details for this classified ad.
Don't have an Astromart account? Click here to create one

Let's try this again! The picture sums it up nicely. This is an original (except for recent silver paint by local body shop) 12.5" f/5 Cave Astrola Newtonian reflector on their "portable" mount, which is a traditional cast 1.5" shaft mount on roll-around casters. There has been a fair amount of interest in the scope, but the drive to Houston, Texas to pick it up has put everyone off so far, so I'll lower the price some more and we'll see what happens. I bought the scope in May, and promptly repainted everything and had the mirros recoated by QSP; standard overcoated aluminum on the primary (marked with Cave date and derial number) and endurobrite on the secondary. Images are wonderful, but I am selling because I do not like the mount. It is very difficult to center objects at high power, although it tracks well and has a slow-motion right ascension (tangent arm) assembly. I understand the mounts can be dramatically improved with aftermarket gear sets, or one might want to mount this one on a G-11, but I can't afford to put more money into it right now, and might be moving, so I felt it better to wait until I move and then "start over again". With any luck I'll be able to build an observatory and mount a nice tube on a permanent pier! Please email with any questions. My email server will be down from the 26th through the 30th, so if I don't respond right away, I will as soon as I am on-line again. Thanks!

Back to Listing

All times are in (GMT-8:00) Pacific Standard Time Zone  
Astronomy News | Telecope Classifieds | Telescope Auctions | Telescope Reviews | Telescopes | Telescope and Astronomy Forums | My Account | Help | RSS