8.5 inch telescope for sale or free to good home

9 years 10 months ago #80000 by johnflannery
Hi all,

Brian Noonan of the Irish Astronomical Society contacted me this evening about an 8.5-inch f/6 telescope he co-built in 1970 which is available free or for a nominal cost to anyone interested.

The telescope is on a fork-mount with a worm gear drive (not motorised) and the mirror has been recently re-aluminised. The telescope is currently in County Cavan with the mirror removed and in alternate temporary storage there.

If you are interested then the telescope MUST be collected by this weekend (August 8/9) or the school where it currently is will dispose of it (their ultimatum!) The mirror is in safe-keeping with a former teacher so that will survive (the mirror would not be available this weekend, but in about a fortnight's time.)

Anyone seriously interested in acquiring this historic instrument (octagonal wooden tube styled along the lines of Herschel's telescopes) should contact Brian Noonan on 086-1976673 in the next day or two for more detailed information.

Brian's teacher friend also has a 4-inch Vixen achromat refractor on a Polaris mount with a Sky Sensor drive for sale (price €500 to €600 for this newer instrument).

All the best,

John

John Flannery ( aurorawatcher - at * gmail - dot * com ... remove hyphens/asterisks/spaces for email)
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6 years 5 months ago #96268 by michaelotoole
Replied by michaelotoole on topic 8.5 inch telescope for sale or free to good home
Is the 8.5" still available?
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