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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Telescope Making > Classified #149977

For Sale: Parts for 10" Newtonian OTA - Sale Pending/Tube Avail

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I got these in a fit of aperture fever, but then I realized I wasn't up to building a mounting, nor was the assembly quite so simple. I think a bargain for someone $300 plus shipping. Shipping will depend on your location, whether you are OK with my mounting stuff in tube and shipping as one or doing multiple boxes etc.
If someone wants individual parts contact me with offers and I'll modify this ad if I part it out.
***But a bonus to the buyer of it all - a white 6x30 finder with two
brackets (Meade, I think) and a 27mm binocular eyepiece mounted for 1.25" (homebrew but like old Coulters).

---Optics from a Meade Starfinder seller claimed "great images" but I never got to use, see below. 10" f/4.5 1" thk with cell.(fl is 45" as close as I can measure using the sun). The bottome of the mirror says "10 del.5, del-del.8, J.C." [del=delta symbol).
---2 3/8 by 3 3/8 secondary with 12" 4 vane spider.
---Meade plastic focuser with 2" and 1.25" screw in adaptors.
---12" dia by 48" long Calif Design tube (# 0102-1 purple?). Mirror cell has one leg cut off as if modified for a dob rocker box and a sheet metal bracket attached. The tube has cell holes 1" and 2 7/8" from end. Spider holes at 7.25 +/- (some are doubled up). Two finder holes 11.5" from end and a big irregular focuser hole 11.5" from end.
--- Two mounting straps to fit the tube to a cradle.

If I calculate right this puts the focal plane 11.375 from center of tube for a beam of 2.52" dia so secondary will vignet. I think the guy I bought it from messed up on placing the components. So if you buy you need to refigure where to put focuser etc or get a bigger secondary.
When I realized this I stopped assembly and rethought whether I really wanted to tackle this project.

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