For sale is an exquisitely performing 28" f/3.58 Kennedy/Webster Newtonian with all of the options.
Primary is a 28" f/3.58 Kennedy Primary and 5.5" Kennedy Secondary
Gen III ServoCAT with AutoLOCK for uber precise tracking with 10k encoders and a backup set of 10k encoders, factory updated Argo Navis and ServoCAT controller firmware
Feathertouch 2" dual speed focuser with oversize Feathertouch focuser knob
Automatic Heated secondary
StellarCAT powered ground board with one plug-in wire and a back-up spare powering the entire telescope and accessories with no cord wrap
StellarCAT wired and also wireless handpads (the wireless handpad can reside in your pocket and has autosensing for whichever handpad you push, no switches)
Telrad with Dew Cover
Factory metal dually wheelbarrow handles with added internal sliding extensions for easier lifting/rolling
4 Webster super fans on the back of mirror box
Customized 3-step padded tilt and roll viewing ladder
Webster truss shroud (never use them on these large scopes).
Webster Truss Pole bag
For those that know about large premium aperture, Webster Telescopes are some of the most well-built, stable, robust telescopes that have been made (uses dovetail joinery and extensive ventilated corner gussets). This October, 2011 telescope has been thoroughly updated and made to function in a better-than-new condition. You will be getting a telescope that you can enjoy rather than have to work on. The views are second to none in this aperture size with these very well figured Kennedy primary/secondary mirrors that snap to focus and I have previously owned four other premium Newts in the 24-32" class size for comparison. Views of the planets are razor sharp and DSO's pop with good seeing/transparency conditions! Stars are very tiny pinpoints with a Paracorr II with superb contrast. You can move the scope from horizontal to zenith and the laser dot will move just over 1mm in the full arc which is simply amazing for a smaller scope let alone such a large aperture scope. This is due to the very elegant mirror cell and perfectly placed 49 stranded-wire sling that supports the primary without inducing stig. Assembly/take down is precise and easily repeatable, quite simple and extremely fast with no tools required. Due to Webster's low rocker box scope design, the eyepiece height at zenith is only 94" !!!. The wheelbarrow extensions make the scope very easy to wheel around.
Only reason for sale is that I was notified this week that I will be going in for major ortho surgery next month and frankly will end my days of viewing on any kind of a ladder in the dark for protection of the new hip (please no sympathy emails as this is elective surgery to allow my hip to function like new or at least better ;>). I have a 16.5" scope that is feet on the ground that will have to serve as my largest scope and have astrovideo cameras and a night vision ep to enhance the smaller aperture grasp. Replacement costs would be approximately $31,500 so you are able to buy exquisite aperture without the 1-2 year wait for slightly less than half the new price and the scope is fully tested. Price out just a 28" premium fast focal ratio mirror-set and you will note that the entire, sorted telescope, is being sold substantially below just what the mirror-set would cost you. You know that you have always yearned for large quality aperture so that you can get lifetime best views of objects like the Veil as if it were sheer linen blowing in the wind, the Horsehead and Flame Nebulae, the central star in the Ring Nebula and incredible detail/color in the GRS on Jupiter as well as albedo markings on Jovian Moons (there really is no substitute for large quality aperture). The scope is only for sale with pickup in North Florida. Sorry for all of the hyperbole but the views described are truly available and breathtaking in this scope. Thanks for looking.