Okay, one more shot before I part it out. I'd rather not, so I'm knocking 50.00 off. So 750.00 and it's yours.
The scope started out as a Coulter Odessy 1....the good kind with the pyrex mirror. (13.1" f/4.5) This is one of the best Coulter mirror I have seen (which total is 5) and provides spectacular deep space images as well as very good planetary and excellent lunar images. I rebuilt the scope by adding 10" to the end of the tube, so I could put in a better mirror cell (University Optics). The scope cools down 2 hours faster than when I first bought it, approximately 45 minutes or 25 with a fan. I then got rid of the secondary (3.1") and replaced it with a Nova Optical 10th wave 2.6" with enhanced coatings and installed it into a Novak holder. At the time I was only using 1.25" plossls, so I installed a 1.25" JMI NGF Mini-2 crayford focuser. It has a Telrad installed as well as a 60mm right angle Gary Russel finder which does an excellent job.
The mount I made a bit on the light side, which is excellent for movement, but takes a couple of seconds to settle down. This can easily be beefed up by adding some 1/4" ply to the sides, which would still look very acceptable. Scope is black in color with no trim.
You can either use the scope as is, or use all of the goodies to build that truss design you've always wanted.
I have over 1100.00 and a lot of hours invested price is 750.00.
I cannot ship, but would meet someone within 100 miles of Madison, WI.
If you have a 16" to 18" scope and would like to move to a very light scope for the size, this may be for you.