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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Telescope - Catadioptric > Classified #222213

For Sale: MN66 with Nice Dob Mount - SOLD

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This one is hard to classify: it has a Dob mount and a reflecting mirror like a reflector; it images like a good refractor; and yet it is technically, I guess, a catadioptric scope. But different ideas meet.

I bought the MN66 to tide me over until my Portaball 12.5 is delivered (estimate December/January) after I sold a Portaball 8, but now I am moving and want to sell the MN66 and mount a bit early. I love the scope but will not have room for it. I had the MN66 mounted on GC5 equitorial mount and the vibration dampening time was intolerable so I went to this Dob mount which is really great (do need a Starbound or other low chair, however). Refractor like images. No vibration. Easily outdoes a TV102 and five inch refractors and is much easier to use higher in the sky. Fabulous on star clusters and nebulae. Very constrasty and sharp. With end caps. Upper clasp ring holds the scope in the mount and allows it to be rotated in the mount freely without loosening a pressure clasp, and then to be balanced lengthwise in mount when the pressure clasp is loosened. Tube painted blue to get away from the Russian grey/slightly puke green. Easy to move about with handles. Made of 11 ply 3/4" vernered birch plywood, with 1/2 inch hardwood edge-covering trim on the mount Strong. Total rig weighs under 40 lbs. Has handles to move and easily carry. Terad finder. JMI DX3 2 inch focuser with 1 1/2" adapter and peephole alignment insert. Price includes the original mounting ring, but I have no dew shield. Scope base assembled with many screws, but not glue so that disassembly for shipping is easy and pieces can be packed flat. Continential US only. Prefer pickup in Phoenix area. $980. Buyer pays all shipping. A real gem and a real pleasure to use.

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