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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Mounts - Equatorial > Classified #138186

For Sale: Astrophysics 706 Mount GoTo

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Moving and must sell my Astrophysics 706 Mount. It was modified to a goto system about 18-20 months ago by Mel Bartel (See his web page at Goto and Tracking Systems on the Astronomy Mall web site.) This is a heavy mount and is capable of holding something like a 6" F/15 refractor (lots of torque) or something big like a 12.5" or 14" schmidt cassegrain. Has 2 screw on 10 lb weights. Typical Astrophysics quality. Here's the catch -- one of the stepping motors has died. Mel told me it would be a $100 (he's in the Dallas, TX area). Also - it comes with an older 486 laptop and small cabinet as seen in picture. I will sell "as is" for $1000 Firm (no shipping this monster) or I'll personally drive it to Mel and have the motors replaced but then I'll ask $1400 Firm. I purchased this mount about 2 years ago and my investment is over $2,000. It has some marks and a few small areas of rust (it could a nice repainting job) but it's cosmetic. I really prefer not to ship and would guess shipping at around $250 (yes this is a very heavy mount!) Also for reference -- that's a 5" F800 35mm lens mounted on scope and that's a 200mm F/4 scope on the ground. Note: Scopes do not come with mount. But you get the idea -- this is a big heavy mid-sized mount! The mount is located in Austin, TX.

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