It's time to sell my astrophotography workhorse. I don't think Meade is making the f/6.3 version of their 10” SCT any longer. I couldn’t find it on their site anyway. That’s too bad because it’s perfect for anyone wanting to do astrophotography with a standard camera or CCD. The fast focal ratio gives you wide field views and shorter exposures. The OTA has some scratches from the original fork mount that I’ve touched up with matching paint so that they are only noticeable upon close inspection. There are other slight scratches here and there. The glass is clean (a little dust) with no scratches. I’ve made my own collimation screws that can be adjusted without the allen wrench but I’ll include the original screws if you want to go back to them. Also included is the metal dew shield which has several big scratches that happened recently and 3 small cuts in the top edge from a previous owner. They aren’t too noticeable really. I’ll also throw in a Kendrick flexible dew shield that has 2 cutouts for the dovetail plates I used to mount the OTA. They don’t affect performance. Overall everything is in good shape and certainly not misused in any way. It holds collimation well and gives great views.
Asking $800 + shipping. It will ship in 2 boxes, the OTA in its original box and the dew shields in a second box. The OTA is fairly heavy so expect shipping to be somewhat pricey depending on where you live. Additional photos available on request. I accept Money Orders and Paypal.