I am selling my Orion SkyView Deluxe equatorial mount to finance other projects.
The mount is in good condition with a few minor scratches here and there. I have the
RA drive unit and an extra 3.5 lb counterweight along with the standard counterweight.
I built a hand control unit that houses the on-off switch, spare battery switch,
and the speed adustment control switch. Much easier to use the hand controller. The RA lockdown lever has some play
and must be snugged quite tight for the drive to engage. Don't know if this is normal with these mounts
or unique to mine. This is not a high precision mount for photography but works well for visual. I suppose some limited photagraphy could be done.
I was using a homebuilt 6" f/7.2 dob that weighed about 11-12 lbs. That is probably at the very upper weight limit for this mount.
The accesory tray has a small spot of corrosion. I will sand and repaint it before shipping.
Everthing new costs: $229.00 (mount) + $54.95 (drive on sale) + $16.95 (cweight).
Total = $300.90. I'll take $180 for all. You pay shipping. I estimate about
$30.00 to ship and insure this. Total weight is about 27 lbs. Thanks for looking.