After 25 years of owning this reflector I am now selling it. This is a Cave 10 inch F/6 complete tube assembly with the following:
Thick 10 inch F/6 Pyrex mirror
2.6 inch secondary mirror
Tube counter weights
Quick release 8x50 finder
JMI NGF-DX1 Focuser (2 inch/1 ¼ inch, 2 speed –no motor)
Rotating ring system
Fiberglass Parks tube.
Good Dust Cover
Mounting plate for guider
Parks mounting blocks to mount on a flat plat
Mirror was coated back in 2000 with enhanced coatings
Total Weight of OTA is 50lbs
The telescope was put together by me when I worked at Cave Optical in the late 70's. The mirror was figured by Alika Herring who was one of the best back then. The mirror is excellent and the only reason I am selling the scope is because I have acquired an MN 86. The OTA is in very good condition and I just rebuilt the ring system. This same system today sells for $2300. I am asking $1300. I would prefer driving and meeting someone half way rater than to ship it. Otherwise there would be an extra cost for shipping and packing.