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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Telescope - Reflectors > Classified #221474

For Sale: One of a Kind 10", semi-hemispherically mounted

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I made this scope, and I plan to make more. I think it's cooler and easier to use than any truss dob.
It's got a 10", F5 Orion primary and cell, matching secondary, 4 vane spider, Astro Systems 1 1/4" focuser, Rigel Quick Finder, Orion 9x50 RA correct image finderscope, even a 25mm Kellner.
It's height is 69", 60" to the focuser at zenith. About 1450 mm FL.
The equivalent of the rocker box is actually a highly modified Weber BBQ, resting on three teflon pads atop a beautifully varnished base (a former boat hatch.) About 30 lbs of lead weights in the dish provide sufficient counterbalancing, but when pointing just above the horizon I attach a sandbag to the rear for heavier eyepieces.
Pointing the scope is intuitive. Don't like the eyepiece location, spin it around. Even children can get a view. Setup is fast and easy. Slip the tube in its holder and tighten the four turnbuckles.
I just want to cover my expenses so I can build more- $750.
I'd prefer not to ship it, but anywhere around Southern California or thereabouts is manageable. Besides, due to the unusual nature of this scope, I'd like the buyer to see it first.

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