I have a new Nexstar 11" GPS with Hyperstar so my beloved 5 year old 8" Celestron Deluxe is redundant and is for sale. It comes with the Starbright coatings and I will include the FASTAR OPTIC OPTION which when combined with a SBIG ST-237 camera makes the scope into a digital Schmidt camera. It also includes the standard Deluxe wedge with optional Deluxe ALT/AZ adjustment screws. Also includes an Orion deluxe balance set (rare 2 dimensional balance set), JMI DRO focuser, Bob's Knobs, stock 9x50 finder scope, Stellarvue Red Dot Finder, and Celestron ABS long dew cap. It also includes your choice of a BAADER Astro Solar filter or an Orion Solar Filter for the main optic as well as a BAADER solar filter for the finder scope. I include a Celestron 1 1/4" diagonal but no eyepieces.
The scope inside is lined with optical flocking as is the dew cap, the tripod lower legs are filled with sand and the wedge includes a custom extension that holds eyepieces and spare parts. The secondary has been critically aligned and indexed with the primary mirror for optimal performance with the Fastar system. Gears have been polished and gear train tweaked for excellent tracking performance. Excellent optics and like new condition.
The scope includes digial setting circle ultra high res (8000 step) encoders on both axis and the mounts but does not include the digital setting circle CPU. It currently is setup for a Lumicon Sky Vector III but I will be keeping that for use with another scope I own.
May sell scope itself without the solar filter, optical encoders or Fastar optic...but will not sell the accessories seperately.
I have photos on line that I got with this scope...contact me for the Web Site.
Asking $1500 payable in Cashier's Check or Money Order. Prefer to sell to someone in Northern California...can hand deliver anywhere between Eureka and Fresno or SLO. I am located near San Francisco.
RKB4 at PGE dot COM