This is a great telescope! The movement on this scope is smooth and precise. The woodworking is furniture quality. Here is a list of everything that is for sale:
1. Obsession 18" f/4.5 with Torus mirror and enhanced coatings on primary and secondary mirrors. The primary was just recoated about 9 months ago by Clausings, so it is optically a pretty new scope. The woodwork is in excellent condition. (Price new: $5295.00 plus $400 crating and shipping)
2. Obsession Ripstop nylon light shroud (Price new: $149.00)
3. Starlight FeatherTouch focuser with fine focus knob - the Rolls Royce of focusers. ($310.00)
4. Telrad ($45.00)
5. 15 x 70mm finderscope ($129.00)
6. Counterbalance kit with 2 counterweights ($105.00)
7. Astrocrumb filter slide ($79.00)
8. Custom Truss pole bag ($65.00)
9. Wheelbarrow handles with awesome custom split handles which make handling very easy
10. Awesome Howie Blatter Laser Collimator ($250.00)
11. Great ladder with top area on which you can sit/rest on ($50.00)
12. Portable retractable field table to put eyepieces/sky maps/etc on ($30.00)
13. Field "mattress" to put telescope on when you are in the field, so the botttom of the telescope does not get dirty. ($20.00)
14. All instructions are included
Cost of all this new is: $6927.00 + several months waiting for the scope to be delivered. I will sell it for the reduced price of
The reason I am selling is because I live on the 15th floor in a highrise building, and it is just too much of a hassle to move it down each time.
I will NOT ship this scope. Buyer must pick up in Glendale, Ca, ten miles north of downtown Los Angeles. I want the buyer to be absolutely satisfied.
You may see photos of this telescope by looking at the ad archives of astromart at ad # 177854. I bought the scope from Mike Swartz. I paid extra for the laser collimator, ladder, and table.