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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Telescope - Catadioptric > Classified #95708

Sale/Trade: Celestron C8 SCT (1998) on Meade LXD-300 Mount $700

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Black Celestron 8-inch SCT. Originally purchased in 1998. Starbright coatings, black Celestron 6x30 finder & bracket, 1.25" visual back, telrad base, Celestron #94115-A Star diagonal, and front and back caps. Also has hard dew shield and focusing mask. No EP's, but I have some cheap ones, if needed. I just added brass collimation knobs and recollimated it.

The mount is the Meade EQ LXD-300, more sturdy than a CG5. On a good aluminum tripod with spirit level in the tripod head and an accesory shelf on the crossbars. Uses a losmandy dovetail plate with four holes drilled to mate it with the LXD dovetail. Mount has RA and DEC slo motion controls and comes with the upgrades of a RA tracking motor with cigarette cord adapter and a battery pack for double A batteries and a polar alignment scope. Also includes 2 eight pound weights. I also just added 1-inch rubber vibration suppression pads to the tripod feet. It now damps out in just over a second even after a huge bump.

Everything is in great shape and the optics are tops. Mirror is smooth with little slop.

I am asking $700 + $50 shipping and insurance for the whole set up. Have held on to this scope for several months as a "backup" to my other SCT, but I finally admitted I have too many toys and not enough cash flow. I will sell the OTA and the mount seperate, but the OTA needs to sell first (I can use the mount with my refractors). The losmandy plate stays with the mount, but I have a CG5 dovetail I will include with the OTA if it goes seperate. OTA and accesories $450 shipped, Mount and tripod $350 shipped. I have a webpage with more pictures of the OTA and some shots through it. If you are interested email me.


Paul McCarl

P.S. I would also be willing to knock the price down or trade for equal value for any of the following: SCT Focal Reducers, SCT OIII/narrowband LPR filters, ST-237 color filter wheel, or Maxim DL/CCD or any other neat item that catches my fancy. I am a pack rat.

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