For sale - $6,000 or Trade for Tak FS-152 Florite.
This is absolutely the best planetary scope I have ever had, and I have had plenty. Deal includes:
Starfire -152 Triplet OTA, late 1989 model
Mounting rings for AP
AP 80 X 800 Guidescope
Mounting rings for guidescope
Wooden Box for Starfire
Meade 1.25 diagonal for Guidescope
This is the classic you've all seen pictures of,and it is just as good today as it was when manufactured. Previous owner stated it got raves as the best planetary scope at a star party when Mars reached its closest proximity to earth. Minor signs of wear, but email for precise description.
I am selling for one reason only: I have a second floor observation deck built especially for astronomy. This means I store my scopes in the house, which of course is heated. Using this scope on my deck in the Winter requires a two to three hour cool down time. This makes it virtually unusable for me in the winter.
If you have an unheated observatory or keep your scope in a garage, this is perfect for you. Flourite scopes have a much lower cooling off period. Hence trade for FS-152.
Right now, this offer is for pick up in Connecticut only. I really do not want to ship if possible. I may change my mind at a later time.