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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Telescope - Reflectors > Classified #253407

For Sale: 20" Obsession, #038, with equatorial platform [SOLD]

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I'm building a larger instrument and it's time to find a good home for this wonderful 20" Obsession with homemade equatorial platform. Available April 1 (really!).

I'd like to sell the scope and platform together as a system because they are truly made for each other. However, I will sell the scope and platform separately if that's the way it works out. I already have a solid commitment for the platform.

I don't want to ship, but I am willing to meet halfway to deliver within a few hundred miles of Portland Oregon. Price for the complete system is $7500.

Please email for all the details if you're seriously interested, I'll have photos available in a few days. A few highlights:

20" Obsession, #038
* Built in 1991, the wood was refinished in 2003 to like-new condition.

* Swayze Optical refigured the original Galaxy primary in 1996 to eliminate a very thin turned edge. In great seeing I've had sharp images up to 1250x.

* Feathertouch focuser

* Fully baffled for optimum visual observing.

* Front and back surface fans for the primary mirror.

You can't buy an Obsession this finely tuned for visual observing.

Equatorial platform
Based directly on Tom Osypowski's wonderful design, I used his drive components throughout. Baltic birch construction stained a deep black with polyurethane finish.

* 100 minutes of tracking (one hour 40 minutes)- you can't buy a platform that tracks this long.

* Dual axis drive.

* Wireless hand control.

* Built for 45 degrees latitude.

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