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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Telescope - Catadioptric > Classified #281741

For Sale: MEADE ETX90EC Setup With #497 Autostar [SOLD]

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"Aperture Fever" has struck.
Had this posted on that "big" auction site but no takers so I thought I'd try it here one time.

Comes with everything below:

The ETX90EC telescope of course!
1 - Meade #825 8x25mm Right Angle finderscope
1 - Meade #07426 8x21mm Straight-Through finder (BRAND NEW!)
1 - Original Screw-On machined metal lens cover
1 - Meade #497 Autostar with most recent firmware "update"
1 - Homemade made "505 style" cable for Autostar updating & scope control via PC (software available online)
1 - Homemade 25' long fuse-protected Automobile type 12 volt power cable
1 - Meade MA25 25mm 1.25" eyepiece
1 - Unknown brand but quality fully multi-coated "shorty" style 1.25" 2X Barlow
1 - "Large Accessory Ring" (allows use of 1.25" SCT visual back). I believe it is a Scopetronix #STLAR
1 - Homemade flexible focus cable
1 - 1.25" SCT "Visual Back" Unknown brand. Well used but fully functional
1 - Celestron #94115-A 1.25" 90-degree Star Diagonal (BRAND NEW!)
1 - Custom made foam-lined aluminum hard case for storage/transport
1 - ITE Model T40 Professional heavy-duty aluminum tripod (40lb. capacity!)
1 - Custom wedge for equatorial/polar alignment & tracking of celestial objects
2 - Knobs for attaching scope to wedge
1 - ETX90EC Owners Manual - (reprint of online PDF file)
No Autostar manual - available online at Meade's website

Requires 8 - "AA" batteries or an external 12vdc power pack (not included).

Custom made "wedge" is bolted to an ITE T-40 Professional aluminum tripod. Wedge made from 16ga. galvanized sheet steel and is very stable. Wedge is completely removeable leaving tripod unaltered (see below about tripod). Wedge is currently set for 28.5 degrees latitude. Can be set anywhere between about 10 to 90 degrees. I will set the wedge for the latitude of YOUR choice FREE!

Tripod has one broken leg-lock but has been remedied via "homemade" through-bolt (see photos). The lock itself is not broken but it's internal spring is. A replacement may be available from ITE. Tripod remains very sturdy & very stable even like this. This tripod was designed for "Pro" video gear and has a load capacity of 40 pounds! Tripod's "leg spreader" is more secure and firmer than those on many so-called "high-end" telescope tripods.

The scope and other optics are in excellent shape.
Tripod has some flaking paint & normal wear but otherwise intact other than what's mentioned above.


PayPal (NO Upcharge!) -OR- US Postal Money Order only please.
PayPal by 6:00PM EST gets it shipped the next business day!
Feel free to contact me for a link to many pictures!

CONUSA Only please.

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