This is the Meade OTA without the heavy internal counterweight. It has a rear-mounted cooling fan for quick cool-down. And it does!
This scope was recently returned from being cleaned and collimated at the Meade Factory. The optics are superb - "refractor-like" is a term often used to describe the performance of this scope. Its true.
Cosmetic condition: 9.5/10. Optical condition: 10/10.
This is a complete package and in addition to the OTA includes:
*Battery pack for cooling fan, front and rear caps.
*Meade rigid aluminum dewshield.
*Meade 8x50 straight finderscope w/QR bracket and front cap.
*Losmandy G-11 dovetail rail attached to OTA and additional Meade mounting rail.
*Vixen aluminum hard case that fits the OTA perfectly.
Price for all of this is $1400 plus shipping from Inkom, ID. Certified funds or Paypal plus 3%.
You won't find one of these scopes with better optics than this one.
Thanks for looking and clear skies!