For Sale: Nice older Photon 80mm refractor. Made in Japan. All metal. Nothing plastic (except for the focuser knobs) on this baby! 1.25" focuser with 5.5" of travel. OTA is 19.75" long with dew shield in place. Air spaced, coated (light purple; probably not multi-coatings) objective in metal, non-adjustable cell. Performs much better then the current crop of 80mm ST scopes. One baffle in the main tube and one baffle in the focuser tube. Includes a Photon 1.25" prism star diagonal and a set of aluminum tube rings for mounting. The main OTA tube has several holes left over from a previous owner's mounting efforts. Paint on OTA tube and dew shield is pretty rough. I was going to repaint the tube and dew shield but never got around to it. Would be easy to do to make this scope look really nice.
I'm selling because I just don't use this scope that much any more and I'm raising cash to pay for a mirror purchase. The usual sad story of too many scopes and not enough time to use the smaller ones.
Asking $275.00 USD and I'll pay for USPS shipping in lower 48 states of USA. MO preferred. PayPal accepted. Check is okay but has to clear before I'll ship.
Bigger pics available via e-mail to anyone interested. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions.
Thanks for looking,