Meade LX200 10" UHTC GPS SMT Telescope. The telescope was purchased 6 months ago from Efston Science. Accesories include a Meade zero image shift micro focuser, Meade LPI with Autostar Suite, parafocal ring and all cables, 1.25 adapter, SCT adapter, 1.25 diagonal, Meade 25mm super plossel and original boxes (I'm not sure where the tripod box is). The Meade superwedge has been modified to make polar aligning much easier. Original 1/2-13 thread has been replaced with 1/2-20 to make each turn almost twice as accurate and easy. Two knobs have been replaced with 3/4 aluminum bar that has been knurled. Turning the bars is much easier than turning the knobs. The replaced knobs will be included in the sale. I am also including a tiltable piggy back bracket as well as a basic counterweight system that I purchased 2 months ago from digitalastronomy. The replaced knobs will be included in the sale. Everything that came with the telescope will be included the sale. Optics have never been touched or cleaned. The front lens cap has a small dent in it from an observing session and the side of the telescope has a small scatch that is about 3/4 of an inch long. Aside from that the telescope is in excellent condition and has only been used about 10 times. Here is the breakdown of the price paid:
Telescope $4200 CDN
superwedge $553 CDN
bracket and counterweight $170 CDN
superwedge modification $60 CDN
=Total $4983 CDN (without taxes)
=$5730 CDN with tax
More pictures of the telescope and accesories are available upon request. If you have any questions please contact me. I will accept payment by certified cheque, INTERNATIONAL MONEY ORDER or Paypal. I will meet you half way on the sale max 250 km. from Toronto. I can meet you in Niagara Falls, NY since the telescope was made in the USA (there is no duty for me to pay). If I have to ship the items,the buyer will pay the cost for shipping for whatever arrangement the buyer requests. There will be 3 boxes that require shipping. The picture of Jupiter was taken on my first attept using the LPI imager. This is a terrific telescope, but my 14" OTA has been ordered and this one must go. Asking price is in US dollars. I will separate the telescope and the superwedge if you wish (deduct $275 US). This telescope has to go so make me a reasonable offer. Asking price is in US dollars.