This is a very nice 8.5" Achromat Lense in Aluminum Cell. It was sold to me as new but I know it was placed in a tube and tested so I refuse to advertise it as new but it looks Excellent! I got this more than a year ago as I had planned to build the Refractor for my Dome but after a disabilating sickness I have chosen not to physically take on this project so I have already gotten another Refractor for my Dome and this now leaves the 8.5" Lense Assembly up for Sale.The Cell has holes drilled to mount as well as placement of Alignment screws so all you need is a tube,some calculations and adjustments and a Focuser...I had planned to use a 10" Tube but never bought it but I do have a 4" Focuser that mates to a 6"ID opening that I may possibly sell but I will not list it unless the sale depends upon it as being included for an additional $400. I am asking for $1400 for the Lense (This is Far Less than I have invested) but I will listen to Offers as well as Trades;However,I will give Preference to Cash and I accept either Paypal with a Confirmed Address or a Postal Money Order....Please feel free to ask any Questions...Thank-You, Kenny
*PS/ The Photo here shows a 3.5" Floppy to give you an idea of the size of this Lense Assembly...I have additional photos for any serious buyer!