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Fully operational Cave Optical Co. Astrola equitorial mount. This is an observatory quality mount with 2.5" shafts, (no pedestle) and dual-axis drives in excellent condition, 110 VAC - designed for Cave 16" reflector OTA and OTA's weighing up to 150 lbs.,
with illuminated (rheostat controlled) 10" aluminum setting circles, directional hand control, rotating ring cage for 16" OTA and two (2) 75lb counterweights. Mount fits on 8" ID pipe and mounting cap is included.
Absolutely no visible wear on gears and no rust. Drive motors, RA and dec shafts operate smoothly and quietly. Rotating rings turn easily, smoothly and tension is adjustable.
Equitorial mount - $2,500 (includes counterweights and pier mounting.
(Please see ad # 186066 under Telescope Making)
16" Rotating ring cage - $700
Both for $3,000 OBO
Buyer picks up in Chattanooga, TN or arranges shipping. The equitorial mount and rotating ring cage are bulky & heavy!
Additional pictures showing all gears, drives and Astrola Cave Optical Co. Long Beach, Calif. nameplates on mount and drive motor cover will be e-mailed on request.
Please - Serious inquiries only.
Thanks for looking - someone is going to be very happy with this mount.