**** SALE PENDING *****
I've got way tooooo many scopes and selling two of them.. I really, really hate to part with this one but I've also got a 200mm F/8 scope with a Mark Harry primary so I really don't need both a 5" and 8" OTA.
This 5" OTA was hand built by Mark Harry. I forget the f ratio but I believe it was a F/5 or F/6. In case you don't know Mark Harry is listed on Astromart and is known for building extremely accurate mirrors. I was told by him that this one was 1/16 wave. The tube is light weight aluminum. The focuser and secondary are a special design by him. The secondary moves with the focuser -- it allows the use of a smaller secondary (this is what I was told). Needless to say - a very nice optics set that should rival any 5" newtonian you can find regardless of price or maker. Consider this a poor mans Tak... How about $275 + $25 s/h in the continental US.