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Details about  Meade 8" Starfinder Reflecting Telescope

Meade 8" Starfinder Reflecting Telescope See original listing
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Sep 21, 2012 08:22:18 PDT
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US $102.50
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Item location:
Willis, Virginia, United States


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Last updated on  Sep 20, 2012 10:49:59 PDT  View all revisions

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Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
For sale: Meade 8" Starfinder Reflecting Telescope with a German equatorial mount, 115 volt clock drive, 6x30 finder scope and stand. Included are the following 1-1/4 inch eye pieces, 32 mm Plossl Sirius, 25 mm Celestron, K 40mm EFM, and three Meade eyepieces 9mm, 12mm and 25mm. An Orion collimating eye piece and six filters: red, green, blue, yellow, skyglow and moon filter. Also included are a set of Astro Cards, set 1, Messier objects, the Meade instruction manual and a set of three books, Burnham's Celestial Objects. Telescope is about 20 years old and has been all over the US on astronomy trips. Primary mirror needs to be cleaned. This is a nice scope that has had lots of use and is ready for a new owner that will make use of it. Buyer to pay shipping, or pickup in Willis, VA 24380. If shipped, I expect to be compensated for my time to pack this scope so that it arrives in good condition.

On Sep-20-12 at 07:34:23 PDT, seller added the following information:

Update: In response to a bidder question, I pulled the mirror and washed it.  The surface is clean and bright and free of any damage.  The silvering is beginning to fleck away in some very small areas.  Mirrors can be re-silvered if you so choose.  It is still very usable for a 20 years old instrument and for the price worth buying.

As to shipping, my expectation is that the buyer will come get this scope.  That is why it is listed pick up only as packing this up so that it gets to where it is going will be a lot of work that I don't really have time to do.

If you have any other questions, please ask as my goal is to accurately represent this scope and avoid any post purchase misunderstandings.

On Sep-20-12 at 10:49:59 PDT, seller added the following information:

Mirrors are difficult to photograph.  Notice the nice puffy clouds and blue sky.  Dark spot in center is a piece of dark matter ;) (It was there when I bought it, don't know why.)

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