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WTB: Slow ~18-inch Dob NY CT NJ PA NE Wanted

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Ad Number: 133111

Posted: 28 Mar 2018

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Hi All,

Okay, I'm thinking this is a long-shot, but my sweetie says that "I should just ask for what I'm looking for!" Posted Image So here goes...

I'm not a fan of fast (i.e. faster than f/5) optics when it comes to planet viewing. What I'm hoping to find is a nice slow Dobsonian to ride on my Tom O. dual-axis platform. Ideally, that would be an 18" f/6 Truss-tube Dobsonian (oh, to dream big!) with premium optics located somewhere within a reasonable driving distance (i.e up to 300 miles) of the Lower Hudson Valley in NY (oh, to dream even bigger! Posted Image). (See updated map image, though I'd be willing to travel a bit farther for a gem!) Or, maybe arrange for a NEAF delivery for those willing to transport their scope from out of area!

Scope must be in good-to-excellent condition and in ready-to-use working order. Commercial or ATM-made are fine. Please know that I am not an ATMer nor do I have a workshop so I'm not interested in a fixer-upper. Preference given to quality-tested smooth optics.

Barring my being able to find my ideal scope I would consider something in 16-to-20-inch range which would have to be f/5 or slower (f/5.1, 5.2...5.5...etc.).

Kindly drop me a PM and let me know what you've got! Posted Image Cash ready buyer here!

Please know that I will have questions (probably, a lot! Posted Image ) and preference will be given to those providing details and images!

Many thanks in advance! Posted Image
Jimmy Gondek
Mahopac, NY

Edited: 04/06 9 p.m. with further details and 250 mile radius map.


  • Condition Good to Excellent
  • Location NY CT NJ MA PA Northeast U.S.

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