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Riccardi-Honders Astrograph

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2 years 6 months ago #102301 by dmcdona
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Astro-Physics 305mm F3.8 Riccardi-Honders available. Time-limited (decision required by 18th November)

PM's only please.

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Dave

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2 years 6 months ago #102364 by dmcdona
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Folks - I need to respond to AP by 20th November and a 50% deposit will need to be paid on that date. If anyone is interested, please do let me know.

For those unfamiliar with the way AP work, I put myself on the wait list for this telescope over 5 years ago and have now received notification that a telescope is imminent and I can choose to take it (or not). Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to take the 'scope but if there is anyone out there who would like the opportunity I would be happy to facilitate that.

Please note that if you *are* interested, there will be no markup, fee, add-on or commission etc. You would pay what I would pay - not one cent more.

Finally, please note that cost of the scope is $20,500 - the cost of the pallet, shipping and insurance are not included but I've no idea what that would be.

Dave

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2 years 6 months ago #102365 by Seanie_Morris
Seanie_Morris replied the topic: Riccardi-Honders Astrograph
Sure, let's put a pool together and buy it for IFAS! With 2,200+ members splitting $20,500 plus the cost of insurance and shipping among ourselves, that's...

...$11.30 each!

I get first-light cuz I came up with the idea!


Thank me later,

Seanie.
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Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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2 years 6 months ago - 2 years 6 months ago #102368 by dave_lillis
dave_lillis replied the topic: Riccardi-Honders Astrograph
Well, I wish I could, if nothing else it would be a good investment, possibly worth more second hand, a zero lead time is worth alot to the right buyer regarding a scope like this !

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
IFAS Rep. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor
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2 years 6 months ago #102382 by ayiomamitis
ayiomamitis replied the topic: Riccardi-Honders Astrograph
Gents ... and Seanie,

I have unit #3 and I highly recommend this scope. It is literally a photon bucket.

The only possible problem is that one requires a mount which will handle 75+ lbs for astrophotography and preferably a permanent setting. I do not have the permanent setup but must mount and dismount the scope each time out. It is for this reason that I have bulked up the past few years and ever since the arrival of the RHA.

"I will be back .... hasta la vista, baby!". ;-)

Anthony.

Anthony Ayiomamitis
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www.perseus.gr
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