This is 152mm F6 APM Deluxe Quartz Maksutov Newtonian:
-Test report of the complete optical system, measuring better than 1/10 wave: 0.098 PtV, RMS: 0.022.
-JMI DX1 dual speed focuser
-Rotating tube rings
-Baffled dew shield, and many baffles inside the OTA
-Fan mounted on lower portion of OTA, with vents behind mirror cell for speeding of cooldown
-Stiff sided case for OTA (not a hardshell, but not super flimsy either)
-Stellarvue 50mm right angle erect image finder with mounting bracket
-2” focuser extension tube (needed to achieve focus with many eyepieces)
-Additional set of Parallax tube rings (much better than original equipment).
-Tectron collimation set, including sight tube, Cheshire, and autocollimator and instruction booklet.
I bought this scope awhile back to use until my TEC APO 140 was built this summer. However I got lucky and found one on Astromart last month, so to make room I've got to let go of this fine scope.
The corrector plate does not have any scratches. It does have some dust on it but I did not think this affected viewing so I never bothered to clean it.
The Parallax rings are new (I had just ordered them before I found the APO 140 on Astromart) so I've only used them once. They were a little loose so they sent me some additional felt which I will include. They are drilled for Losmandy dovetails on both the top and bottom.
I paid $1450 for the scope used. The Parallax rings were another $200, and the collimation kit was $115.
I'm willing to sell the entire package for $1500 which _includes_ shipping to CONUS. If you can come pick it up within 100 miles of Raleigh, NC, I'll sell it for $1300.
CONUS orders only, and I prefer payment by certified check or paypal.