Telescope Engineering Company is known for excellent optics and this 8" Maksutov Cassegrain scope carries on the tradition. At F20 the central obstruction is less than 22% compared with 34 to 36% for conventional Schmidt Cassegrains at F10. The scope includes the Orion finder scope, Meade diagonal, Losmandy rings, and Losmandy universal mounting plate. I just took delivery of the scope in March 2002 and I am selling the scope because I will be moving and no longer have the time to use it.
$4,400 invested will sell for $3,300 plus shipping and insurance. I would prefer a local sale in Southern California, if possible. I have pictures of the scope that I can e-mail to interested parties.