OK Folks, this scope is a real beauty. On top of the gorgeous views it affords, it will also be a BIG HIT at your star parties. There is one small scratch on the dew shield (obviously does not affect performance) and the normal small scratches on the dovetail. The lenses are perfect with no scratches. I hate to sell this wonderful telescope but am forced to so here goes.
This is a Meade AR-6 6” Achromatic OTA with adjustable lens cells, 1200mm focal length at F8. I have found this scope to have very little chromatic aberration except on the very brightest of objects. The 1200mm focal length makes it great for planetary work while still provide awesome low power views of Deep Space Objects. With a 32mm eyepiece, all of the Double Cluster is clearly visible with sharp pinpoint stars (truly gorgeous) and at the other end of the spectrum, I have clearly broken out the three stars in Beta Monoceros at 250x and have viewed Jupiter at over 300x with only minimal breakdown (this will require very good seeing conditions).
I am asking $525 for this scope plus a couple of extras which includes UPS ground shipping in CONUS. Included are the standard items such as the 8x50 finder, 2” focuser with 1.25” adaptor, 1.25” Meade Diagonal, 26mm 4000 SP eyepiece, Cage, and dovetail. I am also including another Meade 1.25” diagonal (the one that comes with it is really worthless) and a brand new Telrad (Mounted). The scope will be shipped in it’s original packaging from Meade.
The first “I’ll Take It” gets it shipped and insured. I’ll accept Money Orders, Cahiers Checks, PayPal (please add 3%), or personal check (must clear first). PS, the mount is not included as it has already been sold.
Thanks for Looking,