I need to reduce my telescope arsenal by three very nice scopes. This is a nice MN56, which I bought from a fellow astromarter just a few months ago. The optics provide perfect refractor like sharpness. The optical test report shows the following Certificate of optical quality From ITE: Wave front Error 1/7.3, STREHL Ratio 97.3,Resolution .8 arc seconds, Image spot size 8.1 microns - tested April 18, 2002 by Mike Palermiti of ITE. The Tube does have 2 scratches on the paint from when it was shipped to me.
It includes the standard Intes finder; 2" crayford style focuser with 1.25" adapter; tube mounting ring with handle; caps for focuser and front lens; black carrying case; owner’s manual and information; and baffled dew shield. This is the version with the vented meniscus.
Asking $550 OBO shipped in cont USA; with optional Lumicon, RA f8x50 finder - $625. Paypal is fine (plus the 3% up charge) or cashiers check or money order. Personnel check ok after clearing. Please email me with any questions.