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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Mounts - Equatorial > Classified #225163

For Sale: OLD Astrophysics Drive Corrector SOLD

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Guess what I found? A friend needed something and as we were going through a box of stuff in my garage I came across this drive corrector I use to use on a 12.5" Dall Kirkam telescope. I will describe it:

It is the Astro-Physics Model 8002 Drive Corrector.
The front panel controls are: power, remote jack for the paddle, drive rate selector (3 rates, plus calibrate), right ascension (auto or manual), declination (auto or manual), Dec rate (slow to fast). There is also a neon that is used for calibration

The paddle is actually a Kraft joystick with trim on the RA axis.

On the rear panel is battery input, declination output, tracker input, RA output, AC input.

There is an AC cord and there is a set of battery leads that I added a cigarette lighter plug to sometime in the past. It still works just fine. No, I don't know if the dec output is AC or DC, but in the days gone by, most of them were AC. I can open up the box if it becomes important. All the stenciling is still whole, and the box has but one small abrasion that you might be able to see in the picture along the upper front edge about 1/3 the way from the right.

I honestly don't know what to ask for this and so am asking for offers, preference given to collectors who are looking to keep a vintage refractor pure with original equipment. I'd be happy to anser questions. Fred

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