I have had this OTA for about a year now and have found it to have the best optics of any SCT I have seen. It is from a LX50 and has the EMC Multi-Coated optics. Mirror shift is very minimal. The tube does show signs of use but is in overall good to very good condition. The optics are in mint condition. Included accessories are an AP 2" Visual Back (compression ring style), 8x50mm Finder, GP/CG5 dovetail bar from Ken Dauzet (very nice but shows many marks from screw on GP mount, $100 new), Scopestuff piggyback rail system ($65 new)with shoes, (all you need is rings), Bob's Knobs installed, Meade (#608?, $120 new) metal dew shield (this was flocked by previous owner and could use a touch up but I haven't had time), lens cover, 8" Orion Dew Zapper (DC), a 2" plug for the Visual back, and the orginal Meade trunk style hard case (from an LX6) for the OTA.
Reason for sale: I bought a 10" dob and between that and my 4" APO, I just don't use this scope. I also have gotten away from imaging which was the prime reason I bought this OTA in the first place.
Price is $575 shipped in the CONUS for the whole package. Money orders, certified check or Paypal (add 3% for fees) I am also looking for a small refractor like a TV Pronto, Stellarvue 80/9D, Borg 80mm or Vixen 80mm if you want to try and work out some kind of trade depending on which scope you have. Let me now if you want to deal. I will add a picture later today when I get home from work and can send additional ones upon request. Thanks for looking!
Jason ***SOLD TO JOE***