Scope is circa 1998, not the hybrid model. It is the F/4.5 version with deep sky commander and encoders installed. Wonderful mirror in beautiful shape - I have the certification. This scope has been customized somewhat. Trusses have been rubberized over a wiring system that runs heat to the secondary, focuser, and telrad, which is included. Also included is a battary and all custon wiring to the DSC and heating system. The secondary cage has been relined in black velvet to help secure the wiring. Scope comes with shroud and mirror box. Everything is in excellent shape with some minor wear from regular use that in no way affects performance.
The platform is the Johnsonian Type V, which comes with a hand controller and provides flawless tracking at all powers. The platform is fully adaptable to be used in any lattitude from 25 to 55 degrees.
Price for the complete system is $4500 obo. This is considerably less than a new Starmaster without the deep sky commander and platform. I prefer pickup but will ship at buyer's expense. I am willing to drive a few hours to meet someone, but as an added incentive I will throw in a paracorr free of charge if you can pick the scope up at my house. Call or write with questions. Thanks for looking.