Excellent condition. Superb planetary & galaxy views. High-quality PYREX mirror. Limited use. Kept in 1st floor room.
Selling because have too many scopes…
Selling it for less than the shipped Discovery price, yet you get over $400 worth of extras!
1. PYREX mirror.
Helps viewing in cold. Gives good images faster than plate glass.
2. Enhanced coatings (94%), for brighter images.
3. 2" Crayford focuser with 1.25" adapter.
JMI—DX-3, metal, high quality—smooth precise. Better than rack and pinion, especially in colder weather.
4. 8x50 finder.
6-screw adjustment on single stalk (single bolt attachment).
5. Telrad, installed.
6. Black elastic dust covers—both ends!
7. Wheels & handles on base (removable).
ADVANTAGES OVER ORION’S 10" DOBSONIAN:
1. High quality Discovery mirror.
2. Enhanced coatings (94%).
3. SONOTUBE not metal tube!!
Better in winter, less dew prone, no heat plumes from observer's hands, etc.
4. 2”/1.25” Crayford focuser (JMI).
Over-sized tube & open mirror cell. Fast cool down.
Adjustable side bearings. Scope balances well, w/o adjustment, even with heavy eyepiece/barlow.
Mirror center spotted, but holds collimation well.
Manual, original boxes. No eyepiece.
Pick up only, Binghamton, NY. Avoid shipping delays & problems (& auction site bidding wars).
Only $680. Bank check or U.S. postal money order.
OPTIONAL: have scope be digital setting circle ready.
For only $100 more, I will reinstall the Discovery mounting brackets and provide the U.S. Robotics encoders, Discovery tangent arms, and cable (worth $160 shipped & saves you installation trouble). All you need is a DSC computer box. Works well with Sky Commander and standard DSCs from Celestron, JMI, Lumicon, etc.
E-mail any questions.