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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Telescope - Refractor > Classified #290280

For Sale: TV-101 outfit with Giro alt az mount and EQ mount

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I am second owner of this approx. 4 year old scope in pristine condition purchased from Company Seven originally.
I'm raising money for a new 14".
Outfit includes the Ivory TV-101
TV clam shell mounting bracket
TV Starbeam finder
TV Everbright 2" diagonal (the best!)
TV hard case

Kendrick full aperture, film, solar filter

Giro II deluxe alt az mount on a light weight but very stable Ash tripod. I never liked the Gibralter mount because of the 10 degree "Dobson's hole" at the zenith and it doesn't easily manually track at powers over 130. Since this scope easily handles 200-300 power on the planets, the Giro mount makes manual tracking a breeze and eliminates any "Dobsons hole." I had a special adapter made, without having to modify the clamshell, so the clamshell could be connected to the Giro mount arm, and an 11 pound counterweight is included.
Viewing objects, especially the planets at high power, I include the Orion helical fine focusing adapter. I just replace the 1 1/4" adapter with the fine focusing adapter, rough focus with the TV focus wheels and then smoothly turn the fine focus ring for perfect, tack sharp focus on the planets at even 300 power.

For EQ tracking I purchased an Orion Skyview Pro EQ mount with the tubular legs, polar axis finder, dual axis drives (D cell battery powered) and hinged 4" rings. This mount handles the 11 pound tube very nicely. See the specs on Orion's website. It takes under a minute to polar align the scope and then it tracks very accurately. I can go inside for half hour to 45 minutes and on coming out the object is still dead center. Allows comfortable observing at high power. I never liked the stubby, short alt and az knobs, so I replaced them with 12" flexible knobs which are much more accessible. A 7.5 pound counterweight comes with this mount and works fine with the scope, though the 11 pound one can be used.

Included is a nice rugged bag with shoulder starp that holds the tripod and Giro head.

For someone looking for a premiere refractor outfit that can "do it all" this might be the ticket.

I would accept cashiers checks or money orders. I would prefer to sell to someone within a few hundred miles of Pittsburgh PA and would deliver the outfit personally.
 

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