I have been bitten by the aperature bug and I need to sell this fine OTA to finance a carbon fiber 9.25 to pursue more DSOs. I would love to keep this scope but the wife found out how much a 9.25 costs so the 6" must go.
This refractor renders razor sharp images and has been completely upgraded with the following features: (1) The stock focuser has been replaced with a William Optics 2" Machined Aluminum Crayford Focuser that is smooth as silk and built like a tank. You could hang as much gear off this focuser as you wanted without affecting collimation of the scope. The focuser also rotates 360 degrees which allows you to adjust the eyepiece no matter what position the scope is in. The WO focuser comes with a WO 1.25" adaptor; and (2) A 3 lb. internal lead weight was added to the fouser end of the scope so that it moves the OTA forward in the rings and gets the eyepiece in a much more useable position. In the picture the OTA is perfectly balanced; Using a 2" diagonal will move the OTA even more forward. This lead weight is friction fit to the scope and for added measure hot glued in place; it can be removed without any damage to the OTA if desired.
This OTA is in very good condition with some marks on the dovetail plate where it attaches to the mount. Finder scope has no caps.
Celestron CR 150 HD OTA
William Optics 2" Crayford Focuser w/ Finder Rings
9 x 50 Celestron Finder
JMI Carrying Case
(I will also throw in the old focuser and finder bracket)
I will sell the whole package for $700.
Separate Items priced as follows:
OTA with Finder, WO Focuser & Internal Weight - $525
OTA with Stock focuser - $350
WO Focuser $175 (used twice)
JMI 6" Refractor Carrying Case (LNIB) - $225
I'll be out of town Friday night and Saturday, I will respond to all inquiries. Preference is given to buyers who take the whole package.
Cashier's Check, or US Postal Money Orders only. Buyer pays for shipping via Fedex Ground which is much less expensive than UPS, estimate whole package shipped at $50.00.
Thank you for looking.