***** TRADED F8.3 version of the Takahashi fluorite has the finest star test I have ever seen, no visible color error, superior to the faster F5.9 currently available, virtually like new, standard 1.25" focuser and compression ring, includes the extra-cost Takahashi tube clamp. Curiously, the metal serial-number plate on the focuser mismarked by Takahashi FC50 instead of 60, but correctly identified on the objective. Perfect condition. The interferometric test report included--an assurance of quality not supplied by Takahashi--shows a superior wavefront test like an excellent TMB, APM, AP: Peak-to-Valley 1/8 wave (0.124 waves), RMS 1/48 wave (.021), Strehl 0.982
***** 5" Meade ETX125/EC, as new, flawless condition and star test, complete in orig box with all standard accessories. Suprisingly snappy transit of Jupiter, rarely used. Original EMC multi-coatings that are nearly as good as the new UHTC. With the Meade package deals going on I don't expect to sell for cash, feel free to make offer.
***** SALE PENDING Megrez Semi-ED, razor-sharp optics, less than half the color of an achromat, far superior to short tubes. Like new, scope OTA, 45 degree erecting prism diagonal, 25mm Plossl ocular, photo-adaptor, and soft carry case for $500 shipped in CONUS. No L-bracket, fits your 80mm tube clamp. Optional superior-quality WO tube rings, add $100.
***** 18" Mitsubishi flat screen NX85LCD Diamondpoint LNIB.This monitor is brand new used only a couple weeks, flawless in every respect, but is replaced by a 22". New $700+. Trade for interesting astro items....
***** Will entertain trades for anything above for other compact scopes (Pentax ED100, Optolyth 100 fluorite, Zeiss 85, Leica 77 APO, Kowa Fluorite, etc.), binos (16x70 Fujinon, 18x70 Nikon, etc.) exotic oculars (Claves, Panoptics, etc.), TeleVue telepod, large 4" focusers, etc. No photos, CONUS only, PayPal preferred.