MINT CONDITION: Astro-Physics 175 EDF f/7.5 triplet apochromatic refractor with 4 inch focuser, dual speed Feathertouch 9:1 Micro-focuser, Astro-Physics 8 inch mounting rings (80RING2), 16 inch dovetail plate (SBD16), and storage case. Storage case shows some normal wear-and-tear.
Includes dedicated 175 field flattener (175FF), 175 f/6.1 telecompressor/corrector (175TCC), Robo-focus bracket and motor installed, 2.7 and 2 inch adapters and 4 inch focuser extension, and AP desiccant plug. Custom lifting straps to maneuver the scope in and out of the storage case and onto the mount, and original cardboard shipping box with foam inserts and protective plastic also included.
NOTE: Unlike most of the few AP 175 scopes put up for sale this package includes the optional 175 f/6.1 telecompressor/corrector (175TCC), Robo-Focus bracket and motor, and custom lifting straps in addition to the AP supplied straps.
This is an observatory-class instrument suited to a permanent installation. Not having the facility to house such a large telescope I am reluctantly putting it up for sale. I am the original owner and have used it very sparingly. Objective has some light dust on surface from infrequent use but no dewing or sleeks.
Design Specs: Triplet apochromatic refractor
Clear aperture: 175mm (6.9 inch)
Focal length: 1400mm (55.1 inch)
Theoretical resolution: 0.65 arc seconds
Coatings: Multi-layer, broadband, overall transmission greater than 97% in peak visual wavelengths
Magnification range: 25x to 700x
Tube Assembly: Cream white, 8.0" CNC machined aluminum tube, baffled, flat-black interior, push-pull lens cell, engraved retaining ring
Focuser type: 4.0 inch I.D. Astro-Physics rack & pinion focuser, 4.15 inch travel; 2.7 inch, 2 inch and 1.25 inch adapters; 4 inch extension; rotating collar; numerical scale
Weight with Dew Shield: 43 lbs. (19.5 kg)
Case: Wood case with grey vinyl covering and foam-lined interior
This is strictly a CONUS offer only. Please, no International inquiries. I prefer the successful bidder pick up the telescope in Covina, CA however I will drive up to 100 miles maximum to deliver it. If you choose to have the goods shipped the cost of packing, shipping, insurance, and any other additional fees will be the responsibility of the buyer, to be paid in full prior to actual shipping. The telescope with Robo-Focus, mounting rings, and dovetail plate attached will ship in the factory supplied Astro-Physics storage case enclosed in the original reinforced cardboard box in which I received it from Astro-Physics. The adapters, field flattener and telecompressor will ship in a separate package. I will not ship this equipment without insurance coverage in the full amount of the purchase price. You may pay using a cashier?s check or wire transfer, but the goods will not ship until the funds have cleared my bank (Bank of America).
This is your chance to own a rare and coveted Christen apochromatic refractor. Thank you for looking!