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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Telescope - Reflectors > Classified #287945

For Sale: 12.5" Astrosystems Truss Dob [SOLD]

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Astrosystems 12.5” f/6 truss dob:
Nova primary with QSP coating
1.83” secondary (only 15% obstruction)
9-point cell with sling support
Aluminum truss tubes (4 pair) with cam upper clamps and nylon covered foam sleeves
Astrosystems Spandex shroud
Astrosystems Phase IV ball bearing focuser and 2”-1.25” reducer
4-place 2” filter slide
Two gel batteries and cooling fan built into mirror box
Azimuth brake
Mirror cover
(no “wheelbarrow handles”, but the screw fittings for them are installed)

This is a great scope, but the skies here are lousy. I am discouraged, and may as well stick to smaller “quick-look” scopes. During a couple of nights when the viewing was not too bad last winter, this 12.5” dob made my C-8 seem like a very small scope indeed – beautiful views of Jupiter and Saturn, with detailed banding and barges, Cassini division and Encke minimum very clear, and easily picking out more of Saturn’s moons than I could identify without using planetarium software. Detail on the Moon was stunning. Widefield views with a 35mm Panoptic filled the eye with stars. If you live someplace where it’s worth having a nice scope, this is it. $1500, and I’ll deliver or meet you within 3 hours of Norfolk, VA (maybe further if it’s in the direction of relatives in NC and GA), or $1450 if you come here. Shipping would be expensive and risky.

thanks,

Mike
 

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