For Sale: Eclipse chaser? Need an equatorial tracking platform for a camera? This mount is for you! I am selling a nearly new Takahashi Sky Patrol II equatorial mount. The mount disassembles into 2 sections and fits in a medium camera bag. It is motor driven in R.A., and features override controls for guiding and is powered by 6 “D” cell batteries. An adjustable Takahashi wedge and one 1.6lb counterweight come standard. I am including a second 1.6lb counterweight and the optional Takahashi polar axis scope for the mount. (You would need the second counterweight if you were going to mount a Sky 90 or Televue 76 for example.) A Berlebach “Report” wooden tripod from Germany is also included. New this set up would set you back over $1050. I am offering the whole system – mount, extra counterweight, polar scope and wooden tripod – in pristine condition for $700. Takahashi inspection certificate included.
I am located in the San Francisco bay area and prefer a local buyer. I will deliver any reasonable distance or you can pick it up from me in San Jose. Alternately I would consider shipping CONUS to an interested party, but shipping charges would be extra and borne by the buyer.