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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Telescope - Refractor > Classified #190468

For Sale: Guide scope with 6-point rings (Reduced to $30)

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I have a permanent pier now for my LX-200, so the guide scope and auto guider are history. I kept them for several months while telling myself I would need them when I go out to the woods. Now I admit that the big dob will visit the darker skies elsewhere, but the LX-200 is just much easier to use right here at home. Who of you would mess up a good polar alignment?!?

This is a 60mm x 800mm achromat that I rescued and restored from a friend's backyard. It was enough to make you cry. I cleaned and scrubbed it and relubed the focuser. I had to replace the mirror diagonal (.965") and Soak the lens elements to remove some hard water deposits from rain puddling up in the tube. The lens elements both caim clean, but the coatings had been dissolved in the affected area (about 40% of the lens area). The elements are airspaced and marked for orientation. They are seperated by a thin nylon spacer.

The guide rings are made of 4-inch alluminum tubing with 3/16" thick walls. They use six 1/4"-20 x 2" thumbscrews to align the scope to your main scope. The base has 1/3"-20 tapped holes at either end to allow you to piggyback it on your scope or attach it to a camera tripod. and use it as a stand alone scope.

The 25mm .965" eyepiece I am including is a Meade OEM from an old scope I once had. It is nothing special, but together you can have some surprisingly nice 32x vies of the moon and the planets. You'll want a better eyepiece to look at deep sky stuff.

I used it with my Meade 201 XT and my LX-200 and had good results. The smaller size made it easier to balance on my LX-200. (Sorry, the autoguider is sold)

It didn't sell at $50, so I am asking $30 now. You pay actual costs of shipping and insurance by fedex ground. I prefer paypal, but I can do postal money orders, as well.

I have a similar 60mm achromat with good coatings and no abuse in a lens cell that will fit this scope. If you buy the scope I will include it for $15 extra.


Paul McCarl


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