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Mark Kenny - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Celestron CPC 8-inch SCT Telescope with Tripod, 1.25-inch diagonal, and 50mm Finderscope.  Includes Celestron's excellent and easy to use GoTo system for finding and tracking objects.  Includes an ADM dovetail mount for a guidescope, Finder, or small refractor.  Two sets of rings, 90mm and 100mm, to mount the equipment are included. The optics and electronics are excellent.  Fastar compatible and Bob's Knobs for easy collimation are part of the package.  $975.00 or OBO.  Located in Summerlin.

  

New Celestron CPC Deluxe 1100 HD - Contact Dr. Anderson  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

This new CPC Deluxe 1100 HD with Celestron's Edge optics has never been opened.  It is owned by a small private school that has never had the opportunity for this scope to receive first light.  The school needs to sell the scope to help ease some financial difficulty.

The CPC Deluxe 1100 HD normally sells for $3,499.00 plus tax - The asking price is $3,000.00 for this never used scope.

  • Celestron’s top-performing altazimuth telescope system, the CPC Deluxe HD is a favorite among experienced amateur astronomers and the preferred telescope of Stephen Hawking.
  • 11-inch EdgeHD optical tube provides stunning views and sharp astroimages free of visual defects.
  • NexStar+ hand control and internal GPS guides users through the simple SkyAlign setup and features a 40,000+ object database.
  • Sturdy dual fork arm mount with upgraded gears and motors anchors the telescope for superior tracking and pointing accuracy.

All EdgeHD systems include our StarBright XLT coatings on all optical surfaces for brighter images and increased light transmission. Plus, every EdgeHD optical tube is Fastar compatible. Simply remove the secondary mirror and attach a third party lens assembly and you’re ready to image the night sky at ultra-fast f/2.

 

  

 

16-INCH F/6.4 HOME-BUILT TELESCOPE

Here’s the scope you’ve always dreamed of. If you have aperture fever, now’s your chance to get in on the action. What I have for sale is a home-built 16-inch, f/6.4 (102.4-inch fl) Dobsonian reflector. This version is built like a Russian tank. I’ve used this scope, dubbed the English Rose due to the purple color, since 2002. I retired it in 2008 when I obtained another 16-inch, which was more compact and easier on my body.

This scope is large. The tube is 9 feet long, a cardboard Sonotube, dewaxed on the inside and painted flat black. The outside is gloss white. The Dobsonian mount consists of a tube saddle with split rim tire side bearings that sit on Teflon pads, providing smooth as silk altazimuth movement. The base is sturdy ¾-inch plywood, reinforced where it counts. The heavy-duty mount has a lock bolt that falls in place so the axle and wheels can be attached, as well as the wheel barrow handles for transportation. The base of the mount is a Formica table top that sits on three large Formica pads.

The unit has been sitting in storage since 2008 so it comes as is. The mount is a bit creaky so you can either tweak it, throw it all away and start over again, or use it as is. It’s up to you.

Included are a set of plywood boards to roll it up into your truck and a 26mm Meade QX eyepiece.

There’s no finder for the scope. I couldn’t find the one I used to have on it.

The price is $900 and considering that even used ones go for much more, you’re getting a bargain, even for the mirror alone, even if you junk the rest of the scope. Just price the mirrors, you’ll see.

If you’re interested and would like to see the scope, view some objects, though it’s kind of bright in my back yard, just give me a holler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To the right, by the folding lawn chair, you can just see the axle and wheels and the wheel barrow handles. The top of the saddle is the mount for the finder.

 

The mirror cell. It’s a closed system. If you want to add vents and a fan, that’s up to you.

 

Notice the bracing on the front. The scope performs very well in the wind!

 

Note the 2.6” secondary mirror. Coma is not a problem with this scope.

 

The 2-inch Crayford focuser.

Telescopes and Accessories For Sale - Contact Bryan Jacobsen at 661-886-4445 or at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to arrange for purchase.

An avid Amateur Astronomer recently passed and moved a bit closer to the stars, leaving behind some nice telescopes and accessories.  His family is desiring to sell most of the items to local astronomers.  See the items that are for sale below.

Celestron Omni XLT 102 - This is a complete telescope system with equatorial mount and tripod with tripod extension.  The telescope is the 102mm achromatic refractor with 20mm and 25mm eyepieces.  The mount has an extension that raises the mount head approximately 10 inches above the tripod to reduce the chance of the telescope contacting the tripod legs while the scope is slewing.  The mount also includes slow motion knobs and electric axis drives.  This telescope would sell new for $639.90 with the electric axis drives.  Asking price is $525.00.

   

 

 

 

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Explore Scientific AR 152 - This is a 152mm (6-inch) achromatic refractor with finderscope and case.  New, this refractor sells for $799.99.  Asking price is $650.00.

 

 

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Explore Scienfic AR 102 - This is a 102mm (4-inch) achromatic refractor with 8x50 finderscope and customer case.  New, this scope would sell for $399.99.  Asking price is $325.00.

  

 

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SOLD - LUNT LST 60mm Solar Scope - This is Lunt's tilt-tuned 60mm Hydrogen-Alpha Solar scope with the B1200 Blocking Filter.  The set includes the following eyepieces:  TMB 5mm, University Optics 13mm Wide-view, and Celestron 18mm Ortho.  This scope with accessories would sell for $1,835.00 - Asking price is $1,400.

    

 

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Celestron Super Polaris C8 - This telescope is a black tube C8 SCT with an equatorial mount.  The scope has been modified with a ScopeStuff FNS2 Crayford focuser for SCTs.  A black lockable case is included with this scope.  The scope and mount initially sold for $1,000 - Asking price is $700.00.

  

OTA with motorized Crayford focuser and Telerad mount. 

 

Polaris Equatorial Mount Head

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Various other eyepieces and accessories:

  • Meade 8-24mm Zoom Eyepeice - $50.00
  • Teleview 1.8x Barlow - $65.00
  • University Optics 2-inch Diagonal - $135.00
  • 8-inch White Light Filter - $75.00
  • Celestron 20mm Erfle Eyepiece - $50.00
  • 3x 1.25-inch Achro Barlow - $20.00
  • Televue 2.5x 1.25-inch Barlow - $100.00
  • University Optics 12.5mm Lighted Reticle Eyepiece - $125.00
  • Celestron Mirror Star Diagonal - $30.00
  • Televue 32mm Plossl Eyepiece - $120.00
  • Vixen 25mm 50 degree FOV Eyepiece - $40.00
  • Meade Variable Polarizing System - $30.00

Meade 8-inch LX200 - Gary Cohen - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reduced $600 to $1,300.00

For pick up only in NW Las Vegas. In mint condition like new. Meade LX 200 GPS SMT with UHTC  8" F10, 2000mm. The complete package includes: 

  • Dolly with larger wheels
  • AC/DC cables 
  • Meade aluminum case containing  8 eyepieces ( 6.4, 9.7, 12.4, 15, 20, 26, 32, 40mm), 4 colored filters (R, G, B, Y)
  • Telrad starfinder with red illuminated bulls eye mounted on top
  • Nikon camera  body mount
  • Autostar II Hand Controller
  • Lunar Planetary Imager (LPI) which connects to a computer so you can use the computer in place of the autostar controller  to slew, etc and see  the images on the computer  instead of through the eyepiece
  • Original Meade carton and manual

It has been indoors in a heated/air conditioned room when not being used. It was used minimally for photography. I paid over $3200 and am asking $1,300 for the package. 

Editor's Note:  This is an excellent starter to intermediate package at a quite reasonable asking price.  Notice the included eyepieces and accessories.  The included scope dolly makes this a convenient to use system when stored and used at home.