The telescope is in good shape. A couple of scuff marks on the OTA and the inevitable dust on the corrector lense. Optics are great!
The mount is both gorgeous and functionally outstanding. Epitome of smooth? Built by the former owner I will use the words from his advertiement to describe it below.
I need the money so someone gets a great deal. Its that basic.
$768 for all shipped in two packages.
"I built the Dob mount with 18mm 9-ply plywood, finished with five coats of marine gloss varnish. The altitude bearings are the usual four Crazy Ed Teflon pads riding on Ebony Star Formica. There are two guide pads to keep the alt quadrants centered on the base, which also bear against Ebony Star. The 1/2" center pivot bolt rides in a ball bearing. For the azimuth bearings, I found that there was too much friction using the standard three Teflon pads bearing on Ebony Star, so I replaced two of the three pads with precision ball bearings - now there's just enough friction."