Meade is finally shipping their LXD55-SC8. Beat the new price ($1199 plus shipping) and avoid the wait with this one. Mount works great, OTA is older but has MCOG multicoatings and gives nice views. Will try to post a picture tomorrow night. You will receive: Meade LXD55 mount and tripod with illuminated polar alignment scope in original factory packaging, 497 Autostar controller (same as LX-90) for full goto capabilities, Meade 2080 8" SCT with dovetail plate and right-angle finderscope, 26mm Meade SP eyepiece. Shipped CONUS for $950.00.
Note - the telescope is mounted on a Celestron GPS tripod in the picture. This is NOT included; the scope will ship with the original LXD55 tripod.
Thanks for looking - John