I got a call of the scope coming in next days. I need the mount only. The OTA had got good reviews by Bill Burgess on the base of the samples he obtained. The lens is reportedly slightly bigger than the Celestron Synta line, quality outstanding and craftmanship better.
I can send it immediately to you or star test it with an attempt to photo document the results.
I would work with you on any guarantee issues if they would arise down the road.
I am asking for $600 ($700 for tested OTA) and shipping by FedEx ground, which may go around $40.
Optional EQ-6 mount (the Meade mount is undersized for scope of this size), slightly used, for $ 800 and shipping if this would facilitate your decision to buy.