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8" Meade LX200 OTA w/Extras Sold!

Price - $299.99

Ad Number: 101323

Posted: 20 Mar 2017

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I received this several months ago via trade with a young gent who got it from his grandfather after he passed on. I was planning to make a project out of it, however, I decided to sell to help me save for a guiding setup, as well as a carousel and some 2" narrowband filters for my refractor. Can't have it all in this hobby with the money I make :)

Package includes:

8" Meade LX200 OTA Schmidt-Cass 2000mm f/10. Has ECM coatings. Tube is in good condition with a light scrape on the side, see photos. No dents or dings. Corrector bolts are getting rusty, I'd replace them with something stainless. There are some open bolt-holes where the mounting brackets met the housing for the fork mount. When I took it outside, I covered them with electrical tape to prevent dust from entering the OTA. Corrector looks clean with a few dust specs, again, see photo. Cap fits snugly, but some of the felt is wearing. "Peterson Equipped" sticker probably indicates that the focuser bearings were upgraded to reduce mirror-flop, and indeed the knob does feel like it has a bit more tension than a stock model. An ADM vixen-style dovetail bar is mounted to the bottom for use on most mounts, and it appears brand new. Took it out a few nights ago, popped it on my AVX mount, and got some very nice contrasty views of the Orion Nebula. I was very happy with how easily it focused with very minuscule mirror shift, something that seemed to plague these models unless you got a "nice" copy.

Telrad with mounting base. Seems like it will fit perfectly based on the OTA curvature, will leave it to the new owner to decide on how best to mount it.

Meade 07531 ND96 1.25" (4000 Series) Japanese filter IOB w/case.

Meade 07172-02 (4000 Series) 12.4mm 1.25" Super Plossl Japanese EP IOB w/bolt case

Meade 07202 #918A 1.25" Japanese Prism Diagonal IOB with caps - a little dusty

Meade 07352 #62 Japanese T-Adapter IOB - likely never used, still has its plastic baggie.

Meade Korean made Photo Adapter

AstroZap Star Field Dew Shield. It's notched for a decent fit, but I would notch it further to better accommodate the dovetail bar. Lightly used, velcro is like-new.

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like me to take any additional pictures. I'll absorb paypal costs. Would certainly prefer local pickup, but I'll be happy to split shipping costs CONUS with an interested buyer (Just send me your zip code and I'll provide you with the costs associated via UPS, USPS, and FexEx, and you can choose your preference). I'd also be interested in trades regarding a guiding package or 2" filter carousel.

Thanks for reading, clear skies!


  • Condition Good
  • Location Pittsburgh, PA

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