I am once again selling my old buddy after having bought it back a few months ago. Just had some surgery and don't think I will want to lug it around anymore. I will probably go with a small refractor. It is an 8" f8 in an aluminum tube with a 2" focuser. I just put in a 1.3" diagonal with a guarenteed 1/20 wave front mounted in a curved vane spider. It sits in a very sturdy dob mount. I will include a complete set of Techtron collimating tools with the scope as well as the original 2" diagonal from Opica B/C. As I said, it is pickup only right now since I can't drive for a while. I am located in the San Jaoquin Valley just east of San Francisco. Since the picture was taken there have been some vent holes drilled down close to the mirror end. Also the finder is an 8X50 Orion Big Eye with a custom aluminum mount. One of the teflon set screws is broken. $375 with the tools, $300 without.
Thanks for your inquiries