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16" Meade LX200GPS OTA for sale [OTA SOLD, rings availa

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15 years 11 months ago #67066 by jeyjey
I'm selling a 2005 Meade 16" LX200GPS OTA with UHTC. It has spent its entire life in my observatory, first on its own fork mount, then on an AP1200 with a Losmandy dovetail, and then on the 1200 with Parallax rings. Any of the mounting solutions (the dovetails or rings) are also available, as is a Van Slyke M1 Crayford focuser and various other 16"-SCT-specific bits.

Everything is in perfect working order, and was in use until last week when my 16" APM Mak-Cass arrived. There are some light signs of use: the paint is a bit scuffed around where the trunions of the original fork mount attached, there's a bit of dust on the corrector, the Van Slyke shows very minor surface corrosion on some of the steel bits, etc. I don't have the 4" backplate to 2" SCT thread adapter, but it vignettes anyway. I do have a Van Slyke adapter that takes the 4" down to the 3.25" used on the 10, 12 and 14" OTAs (which is far more standard than the 4" thread, and doesn't vignette like the 2" one does). This is a fine-tuned and very well-equipped instrument.

OTA with fan and mirror lock: €3900
Losmandy DM16 dovetail plate & radius blocks: €165
Second set of radius blocks: €30
Parallax rings for OTA: €290
Cut-down DM16 dovetail plate for top of rings: €50
Losmandy VR125 guidescope rings: €65
DewNot heater strip for corrector: €35
ABS felt-lined flexible dew shield: €75
Van Slyke M1: €340

Pictures of all the various kit can be seen at www.rokeby.ie/observatory/pages/equipment.html (click on the thumbnails for larger images). The dew heater controller, fan speed controler, Van Slyke rotator, Tak FC-100, AP1200GTO, MaxBright diagonal, etc., etc. are not for sale.

All the bits and pieces which don't sell with the OTA will be available after the OTA sells.

Cheers,
-- Jeff.

Nikon 18x70s / UA Millennium                              Colorado:
Solarscope SF70 / TV Pronto / AP400QMD             Coronado SolarMax40 DS / Bogen 055+3130
APM MC1610 / Tak FC-125 / AP1200GTO               Tak Mewlon 250 / AP600EGTO

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15 years 11 months ago #67074 by michaeloconnell
That's a very competitive price Jeff!

Out of curiosity, any idea what the weight of the OTA is Jeff?

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15 years 11 months ago #67076 by jeyjey
Michael --

It's about 85 lbs with 2 Losmandy dovetails (and I think I had the focuser on it when I weighed it). I never weighed it with the Parallax rings, but they're a bit heavier (so perhaps 90 lbs all in).

Those are from memory but I can get an accurate measurement if you need it.

Cheers,
-- Jeff.

Nikon 18x70s / UA Millennium                              Colorado:
Solarscope SF70 / TV Pronto / AP400QMD             Coronado SolarMax40 DS / Bogen 055+3130
APM MC1610 / Tak FC-125 / AP1200GTO               Tak Mewlon 250 / AP600EGTO

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15 years 11 months ago #67081 by ayiomamitis
Michael,

Those are my sentiments precisely surrounding the 16" OTA ... it is very nicely priced!

Let's see who the lucky new owner is going to be.

Anthony Ayiomamitis
Athens, Greece
www.perseus.gr

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15 years 11 months ago #67085 by michaeloconnell
I reckon my mount might *just* about be able for it.
However, I doubt very much that I could piggyback my TEC140 on it. :(

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15 years 11 months ago #67086 by jeyjey
Geeze, guys, I hope I didn't price it too far under market.

But Michael, there's only one solution to your problem: bigger mount. ;)

Cheers,
-- Jeff.

Nikon 18x70s / UA Millennium                              Colorado:
Solarscope SF70 / TV Pronto / AP400QMD             Coronado SolarMax40 DS / Bogen 055+3130
APM MC1610 / Tak FC-125 / AP1200GTO               Tak Mewlon 250 / AP600EGTO

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