The scope is approx 2yrs old and is in good condition. I have modified the tube by installing a computer fan on top of the tube and corresponding vent holes on the bottom of the tube. This greatly speeds cool-down. I will include a 12v rechargeable Radio Shack battery with the scope. It weighs less than 5lbs. The scope is an Antares 10XL and has very nice optics. I can e-mail further pics if requested. I will sell the scope to the first "I'll take it." I'm asking $400 plus actual insured shipping in CONUS only. I would prefer a USPS money order but I will accept a personal check from an Astromarter with excellent ratings.