I had about 25 inquiries from the last ad, but no buyers followed-through, so I'm cutting deeper.
I'll sell this mount as a basic mount w/tripod only, or as a fully optioned mount suitable for CCD imaging or astrophotography. Should the buyer only want the mount, the options will be sold separately.
I completely disassembled after purchase; stripped the original grease; thoroughly cleaned everything; re-assembled the mount using my own white lithium/silicon polymer formulation for smooth, low-drag, minimum backlash operation. The OEM aluminum legs were replaced with extra-length, heavy-duty hardwood legs for improved stability and vibration damping.
The end result is performance equal to Vixen GP Deluxe mounts at a fraction of the cost.
Options include a Meade #812 Polar Finder, a Meade #1702 Dual-Axis Drive Corrector, a large Doskocil hard-shell case fitted for the LXD-500B EQ head assy., and a custom-fabricated, 2½” X 9½” X ¾” aluminum billet, universal mounting plate for the LXD-500B head. The plate is machined to accept a Tele Vue 4” OTA clamshell, but it is large and substantial enough to accept any payload within the limits of the mount’s capacity.
After completion of this project IT WAS USED ONCE, and then I located a near-mint Tele Vue Systems Mount for my NP-101, and no longer need the LXD-500B. I will sell the mount/tripod only for only $195 plus shipping, insurance and packing charges.
Whether sold with or w/out the mount, I will sell the #812 Polar Finder for $30, Priority Mail shipping included; I will sell the #1702 Dual-Axis Drive System/Drive Corrector for $130, Priority Mail shipping included; I will sell the Doskocil EQ head case for $60 shipping and insurance charges included; and I will sell the custom mounting plate for $15, Priority Mail shipping included. TOTAL PACKAGE: $430! Try to find anything else w/ these features at this price!
PayPal or MO accepted, however buyer pays 3% fee if PayPal is used.