Meade 8" LX-50 SCT with Extra Accessories. This scope is better mechanically and functionally than it was when I bought it new. I have upgraded the DEC motor, ROMs, added several great options to make this great scope even better.
I am selling this one because I just purchased a 10" LX-200. It's a dissappointment to get rid of it, because it has served me well, but I must to pay for the new one.
This scope is in great condition. It has been kept inside my observatory, and as such, since it has been exposed to the humidity, there is some very light oxidation on some of the screws, but otherwise, it is aesthetically clean and appears like new. Optics are clean.
To see a few photos of this scope in action, go to: http://orchardvalley.net/astro/scope/myscope.html
Comes with the following:
- Original Operations Manual
- Original Box with foam padding
- Original Handbox Controller & Cables
- 12volt Auto power adapter (also runs on a 9-volt battery stored internally to the scope base)
- Meade Diagnonal 1.25" prism
- Adjustable Height Heavy-Duty Field Tripod
- Equatorial Wedge
- Lunar Filter (full 8" arperature, made by Solar Skreen)
- Solar Filter (full 8" arperature, made by Solar Skreen)
- Both of these filters come with a plastic case
- Orion 8" Dew Zapper (12volt, plugs into an auto jack)
- Hard 8" Dew cover (can be used with or without the dew zapper)
- Upgraded 8x50mm finder scope with Orion rings with dovetail mount
- Upgaded Meade 26mm Super Plossl Series 4000
- Upgraded Meade dec motor and ROM
- Jordan Blessing (scopetronix) Dec fix kit (also provided original gear)
- Jordan Blessing (scopetronix) Real Latitude Adjuster
[correction] I paid over $2000 for the scope and tripod alone, not including all the extra accessories. I will let everything listed above go for $1100 plus shipping (roughly $100).