I am selling a Meade LX50 10" SCT. It is in terrific condition. No scratches. No dings. The optics are clean and untouched. I purchased the scope about five years ago and used it for one summer. The scope was a little too bulky for me to set up while keeping a smile on my face (I am only 5'2"), so I instead began using refractors and smaller dobs. The scope and tripod have been stored in their original boxes since I put them away. I hate to sell, but I suppose there is no point in keeping the scope if I am never going to use it.
The deal includes the 10" f10 telescope, 8x50 finderscope, wedge and variable height field tripod, tracking hand controller, power cord, flexible dew shield, and Kendrick heater. I'll also throw in a 2.8x barlow lens.
Again, the telescope is in almost new condition. It has only one problem: it needs a new thumb screw for the star diagonal to hold the eyepiece firmly in place. I am asking $1150 for the entire package. I would prefer to make the deal in person, but I am willing to ship it to you if desired (buyer pays shipping). I live in the Houston area and will show you the scope if you like.
Please email me with any questions you may have.