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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Telescope - Refractor > Classified #276142

For Sale: 5" f/8 Achromat & EQ Mount

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I want to buy a new scope, but the wife & bank account say this one has to go first. It's a 5" (actually a hair less ~123mm) f/8 (1000mm fl) achromatic refractor OTA homebuilt using mostly commercial parts. Highlights include:

2" JMI NGF DX-3 crayford focuser (with a long 6" drawtube)
adjustable push-pull lens cell
tube rings & dovetail for CG-5 type mounts
Apogee HD German equatorial mount
Orion RA drive (with controller, battery pack & car cord)
lightweight aluminum tripod & homemade wooden leg stabilizer (pretty shaky without the stabilizer, but it's acceptable with it)
2" mirror star diagonal (Apogee)
2"-1.25" adapter
1.25" 26mm Super Plossl

The tube itself is thick cardboard with black flocking inside & vinyl contact paper outside (ends have been sealed with epoxy).

I've got over $640 invested in all of the parts (plus a fair amount of labor).
I'll let it go for $450 plus shipping. (A local buyer would be my first choice, since it will be pretty costly to ship everything-heavy, and I think it will take 2 or 3 boxes.)

I'm willing to sell mount, diagonal & eyepiece separately, but the OTA needs to sell first.

Thanks for looking, and I'm happy to provide more details/photos upon request.


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