For Sale: Starmaster 12.5" EL F/5.0 truss tube dob. This was the first production model to see first light in January 2000. I have a larger dob on the way, so this wonderful scope must go. This is the original style with fixed trusses and secondary cage. The secondary cage has been upgraded to the newer oak version and looks just like the current ELT. It has the complete Sky Commander digital setting circle package, including encoders and wiring harness. It includes a secondary dew heater with wiring harness and 12v gel cell rechargeable battery for the Rigel Quickfinder. The scope has been upgraded to include the incredible Feathertouch focuser.
Scope with all accessories costs over $4,200 new, and you’ll have to wait 4-6 months for delivery. I’m selling mine for $3,000 and prefer not to ship. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. I have packaging in which Starmaster shipped the scope, but would much prefer a local buyer who can pick up the scope at my El Cerrito, CA residence.
Also included: 1.)Carl Zambuto’s documentation of the magnificent Zambuto mirror; 2.)black optical shroud for blocking stray light: 3.)Rigel Quick Finder; 4.)secondary mirror adjustment tool.
The scope sets up very quickly by tightening 4 bolts that affix the upper tube/truss assembly to the mirror box...a nice feature for quick looks.
In the next day or two I’ll have many photos available.