For sale is a custom made 8", F7.5 newtonian reflector. The scope was built by me out of quality commercial components. It has a full thickness pyrex primary mirror made by UPCO with a quality certification from the Franklin Institute. The mirror coating is aluminum with quartz overcoating. The mirror cell is cast aluminum and purchased from Edmund Scietific. The secondary is 1.5" ma quartz 1/20 wave from E&W Optical and mounted with a Novac research grade secondary holder and spider.The secondary has just been recoated with "Beral". The tube is fiber glass from Parks with Parks cast aluminum end rings. The focuser is a 1-1/4" Vega 2 from University Optics. It has a cast aluminum body with a chrome plated draw tube with helical cut rack. The equatorial mounting and pedestal is from Pacific Instruments and has 1" steel shafts and slow motion declination control. There is no motor drive or eyepieces. The finder scope is a 7x50 with cast aluminum mounting rings and brass thumb screws. All exposed screw heads are covered with attractive pop off screw covers.
PRICE IS $595.00 plus ups packing and shipping.