** SOLD **
Meade DS-114EC reflector on an Autostar (GOTO) alt-az mount. BRAND NEW properly lubed motors and new control panel from Meade.
Autostar (originally 495) upgraded to the full 497 version. Includes a serial cable to update and customize it yourself. Original hand paddle is also included.
Slight evidence of normal use on the OTA exterior, no dents or scratches. Graduation marks on the inside surfaces of the tripod legs to aid in leveling. Otherwise the setup appears as new. Mirrors never touched or cleaned.
All original docs, 3 eyepieces, 3x barlow, and Star Locator II software included. Eyepieces are .965", but 1 1/4" and 2" adapters are in the package. The focuser is 2" rack and pinion.
As a bonus, I'll include TWO full-aperture Baader solar filters! -- one for visual/photo, the other for hi-res photo use only. These are well constructed from (preferred) Baader film, very sturdy and safe.
This scope has seen very little use (I mostly use my LX200) and has never gone past my back yard. Properly collimated and aligned, it will yield pinpoint star images, color-free planet views, and astonishing Moon detail. At 900mm fl, with a low-power eyepiece, it yields a fine view of the Pleiades and Beehive clusters. It's a lot of fun to use. I am it selling to help finance a short-focus refractor to use as a 'piggyback' guide scope on the LX200.
I will ship in all-original packaging.
First $190 takes it, or make a reasonable offer! You pay shipping, $25 flat fee. PayPal preferred, otherwise check (must clear before I ship), money order, or cashier's check. Please call or email with any questions.
Thanks for looking!