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ST120 Orion Short Tube RFT Sold!

Price - $325.00

Ad Number: 100385

Posted: 08 Mar 2017

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For Sale is an upgraded and otherwise like new Orion ShortTube 120mm F5 Rich Field Telescope. No scratches, dints, dings, scuffs or blemishes of any kind on the tube, rings, focuser, or dew shield. The optics are perfect. The focuser has been replaced with a fully rotatable duel speed 10:1 GSO 2" Focuser. Also included are a set of Orion tube rings, an aluminum carry handle, and a short Vixen dovetail rail with a 1/4-20 tapped hole for mounting on a heavy photo/binocular tripod such as the Orion Paragon XHD if you do not choose to mount it on a GEM or alt-azimuth mount with a standard Vixen jaw. The only blemishes on the entire outfit are the little nicks on the dovetail made by use in various mounts. I have had this scope six years, used it a lot, and it looks brand new! The only reason that I am letting it go is that I have its 6" F5 big brother and a 4" F6.4 refractor as well so I can't justify retaining it.

NOTE: A quality flush 2” to 1.25” focus reducer with brass compression ring matching the GSO focuser will be included rather than the stock protruding thumbscrew reducer shown in photos.

This telescope is a perfect grab and go on a Vixen Porta Mount or comprable. It presents amazingly sharp and stunningly beautiful widefield views of the Milky Way. You can get lost in the region between the Scutum Star Cloud and Sagittarius. In the winter sky, M42 and the Trapezium in Orion, the northern Milky Way and star clusters of Perseus and Cassiopeia, and the Andromeda Galaxy are a sight to behold. It is nice on globulars as well! This is a telescope for all seasons. It is very transportable, weighing around 10 pounds and only being about 24" long. The 2" duel speed focuser is a must for a scope like this. Put a quality 2" mirror diagonal and a wide field 2" eyepiece in it and you are ready to cruise.

$325.00 + shipping and insurance anywhere in the continental USA. Bank check, personal check, or USPS postal money order accepted. No PayPal please.
Prompt shipping and expert packing is assured.

Thanks for looking.


  • Condition Excellent
  • Location Cincinnati Metro

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