If you ever wanted a large refractor this may be your chance. Available immeadiatly is an 8" f/15 D&G refractor with the following:
*push-pull adjustable objective cell
*Parallax tube mounting rings
*extra long dewcap
*JMI electric focuser
*DS-16 equatorial mount with 6" setting circles/clock drive
*Custom 6.5' pier
*Criterion ac drive frequency corrector
*Minus violet filter-1.25"
Views thru this instrument are simply stunning. Even ordinary double stars will take your breath away. Lunar and planetary observing is as good as it gets. Mars exibited a wealth of fine detail during last year's opposition comparable to many fine CCD images. Divisions in Saturn's rings are quite apparent under steady seeing conditions.
Once you look thru this scope you'll know what a good refractor can do. I have to sell to finance other expenses. I cannot ship. Must be picked up or we can meet within a day's drive of Durango, CO. $3900.
Interested parties may contact me by email or phone for sample photos.