I am in search of a more civilized setup - if you have aperture fever satisfy it with a meade starfinder Dob - its brand new with an unassembeled mount still in Box and a ton of accessories JMI NGF DX focuser, improved formica on real teflon bearings, also lazy susan bearing and astrosystems pivot kit and pads. Also have Rose brand super black theater paint ($50) unopened with which to paint the inside of the OTA for superior baffling. Essentially its been refined to the point where it is smooth and works well - It just takes up too much space in my tiny apartment and won't fit in my car (and I may be moving soon) So if anyone is in the Chicago area and would like to swap a 10"-11-12" SCT of any vintage (barring orange tubes) (Maybe even a high tech C9.25) Let me know.
I also have a Celestar 8 I could include if your scope was tempting enough which could become your quick look scope or I could also throw in a Vixen 90mm f/14.5 that is currently piggybacked on it if I want your scope badly enough.
I want to do this because I have become addicted to binoviewing and it works much better on SCTs than on Newtonians
Please e-mail me with you offers.