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Telescope for Sale!

Discussion in 'Buy/Sell/Exchange' started by Skywatcher, Jan 4, 2009.

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    At the moment in my garage I have 2 very large telescopes, one is for my deep sky nebula pictures and the other is for 'visual astronomy' ie looking at stuff and taking pictures of the moon and planets. I have the opportunity to buy a telescope that I can put onto the mount of the first scope and therefore free up somespace in the garage for some, well garagey stuff like a lawnmower and some spanners.

    The scope I am offering for sale is my beloved 8 inch LX90 with GPS (visual, planets moon)- it is essentially the same as this...

    http://www.telescopehouse.com/acatalog/info_0810_90_01.html

    but is the slightly older version that does not have ACF - not that I think that makes a huge difference. It has GPS and an on board computer that will swing to whatever you want to see. I will also chuck in some bits and bobs, and will of course be avaliable to get you set up

    It is 1 1/2 years old and is as good as new - I have used it to take an awful lot of the pics on my photobucket site , all the moon and planet pics and quite a few of the nebula and galaxy pics as well.

    It is £1500 new and like I said I will be throwing in some extras so really I am looking for £1000 for it.

    I have the original box but TBH it will need to be picked up as it is LARGE.

    If the person I am buying the replacement from pulls out then this may change the complexion of the deal - I am sure this won't happen, but it is best you know that.

    any questions post them on the thread, any interest send me a PM and we'll talk.
     
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    Re: Telescope for Sale (probably)

    Someone will be getting an excellent deal!!
     
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    Re: Telescope for Sale (probably)

    as much as id love it, out of my league sorry
     
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    Well hon I can't imagine what they would cost to ship to me! I hope you find a buyer!!
     
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    OK I'll leave this on here for a week before I stick it on the astro sites I deal with - just wanted you chaps to have the heads up. I understand its a lot, and its post xmas n'all but you've been so supportive just wanted it to go to a good home.
     
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    Re: Telescope for Sale (probably)

    Chris, how easy would it be to set up in order to take photos etc??? [Easy for a "numpty" like me that is!!!]
     
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    a demo at the dr's is a good idea me thinks terry :wink:
     
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    First of all I would suggest to anyone to get used to setting it up and enjoying the view through the scope - learn a bit about the sky and that.

    That said I started imaging very quickly after I got my first scope.

    To take pics of the moon and planets you would need this webcam or similar

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PHILIPS-Webca...14&_trkparms=72:1301|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318

    an adaptor to screw into the lens which costs about £20

    and a couple of bits of freeware to download. ( a laptop of course to be outside with you)

    Took all the planet pics like that - see the website links in my sig



    To take pics with a DSLR you would need a t ring and a nosepiece adaptor which together would cost about £30 and you are up and away. you can take short 'deep sky' images like this

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    But as with all things it takes time and practice but I would of course be here to help.

    I will probably throw in the power supply which comes to £70 and a focal reducer which helps 'speed up' the tube for deep sky photography and that cost another £80 as well

    you would need to buy some eyepieces and a barlow lens but I can take anyone seriously nterested through all that stuff
     
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    cry
     
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    chris....point me in the right directio for a 1st user scope plzzz 300 quid tops can that be viable?
     
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    *TEMPT*

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    Actually my DW bought me a telescope a few years ago as a Christmas present, although it`s nowhere near as good as the one you have for sale Chris.
    I, like many others, have a very keen interest in what is going on "up there", and I suppose the next step would be to be able to look deeper into space and to take some photos.
    I don`t have a laptop [despite Keith`s nagging for several years! :lol:] so if I understand your comment Chris, then I could mount my DSLR camera onto the scope and that`s about it???
     
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    you know, if you got one I'd be willing to completely selflessly come up and help you set it up and I SUPPOSE you could persuade me to look through that scope ;)
     
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    Re: Telescope for Sale (probably)

    ARHGHGHGHGHGHGHGHGHGHGHGHGHGHHGHGHG
     
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    You aren`t on commission with the good doctor now are you Keith? :lol:
     
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    Re: Telescope for Sale (probably)

    :lol: that's not a bad plan though! mmmm!

    At the risk of looking even more like a shameless sales attempt :D I've been looking at this kit myself and it's the bits and bobs that really add up so it's a heck of a deal IMHO
     
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    Yes terry you could mount the dslr for the nebula shots :D

    why arrrgh keth :wink:
     
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    total temptation :lol:

    It would be better if you'd just taken a few blurry shots of the sky like everyone else but noooooooooo
     
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    I think its important in life to give into temptation now and again

    totally off topic I know

    not even sure why I brought it up....
     
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    Re: Telescope for Sale (probably)

    Make Terry get a Mac!

    You know you want to! :laugh2:
    And... he'll thank you for it! Maybe not now. But soon!

    Tom (hello.... I'm a Mac)
     
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