This is the best cat I have ever looked through. The optics are amazing and incredibly bright. The experienced eyes of my observing group confirm this to be one of the finest Celestron has produced. The scope has seen twenty-four nights of clear dark skies with visual use only. The optics have never been touched and always brings wows when viewing. I am moving to an r/c for automated CCD work. The Tube is the gray flake fastar compatible with a losmady compatible dovetail plate purchased from astronomics in May with all original receipts and paperwork. The scope will come with all standard accessories and original case and foam. Including the following must haves: Kendrick 14 inch kwik-focus. Solar filter insert for the kwik-focus. 14-inch astrozap flexible dewcap. Telrad base installed on the tube (or can be removed). I also have a 14 inch kendrick dewstrap and losmandy finder bracket available.
Original cost breakout:
Scope $3895 + 155 ship
Kwik focus 14 $69
Kwik Focus Solar filter $88
Astrozap Flex Dewcap $88
Telrad Base $8
You can have all of the above for $3,750 !
Picked up or delivered for free within PA/OH/NY or elsewhere that I travel. I am reluctant to ship but could do it for about $200 via fed ex insured. This is my final price. please, no emails asking me to donate or trade this instrument. Payment via pay pal will incur the 2.9% fee pay pal charges the recipient.
This scope has brought me serenity in the universe, and solidified my love of the stars. I hope to pass this on to you.
Thanks and take care.