I have a Meade 10” LX200GPS UHTC in excellent condition. It is purchased new in Oct. 2002. At the end of warranty (Nov. 2003), I’ve sent the scope to Meade for a complete service including cleaning the optics. The scope looks and runs just like a new one.
The following upgrades were also done to this scope to make it perform better than new.
1. EZ focuser mod
2. EZ clutch mod.
3. Buck’s stainless steel gears installed
4. All screws replaced with stainless screws
5. “Springy thingy” installed in tripod to make set up a lot easier.
6. Bob’s knob installed
Besides all standard accessories, I will also include
1. Scopetronix tripod bag
2. Orion Flexi-dewshield
3. Orion Dew Zapper
4. RS232 computer cable for upgrade firmware.
All the extras cost more than $400 and hours of time to install.
The optics on this scope is excellent, better than the Celestron 9.25 I’ve owned before. Everyone looked through this scope was impressed by its optical quality and GOTO/tracking accuracy.
The only imperfection is the small dents on the tripod legs left by the tripod spreader. It has absolutely no impact to the performance of the scope and is hardly noticeable.
I will take $2300 for everything listed here. Prefer local buyer but will ship if needed. I have original shipping carton for the scope. Buyer pays actual shipping cost.
Money order/cashier’s check accepted, Paypal add 3%.