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TMB 130SS OTA - NEAF delivery For Sale

Price - $3,500.00

Ad Number: 134774

Posted: 16 Apr 2018

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TMB 130SS Triplet FPL-53 APO optical tube for sale.
I will be attending NEAF - in person delivery - save shipping/insurance costs + USA custom import fees
130mm f/7 FL = 910mm
Original serial # 0012 (I have photos of the original TMB focuser to verify this #)
Includes all original paperwork:
1. TMB Optical intro sheet (1 page) - signed by Thomas M. Back
2. TMB Optical - A Star Test Primer (1 page) - signed by Thomas M Back
3. TMB Optical - TMB-130R instruction sheet (4 page)
9 photos on paper showing the optical figure (appears to be a ronchigram) with an infinity symbol on each photo
Includes original TMB aluminium case with padding. (Very good to excellent condition - several minor marks, no dents). No key.
The original TMB focuser was unserviceable (common problem with this focuser, parts no longer available for repair).
A machined custom threaded adapter was fabricated to accept a 2.7" Astro-Physics greaseless dual Rack and Pinion focuser (with Feathertouch dual rate 10:1 microfocuser) - simply fabulous - silky smooth.
2" compression adapter with 3 tightened knobs.
Includes original TMB dual hinged rings and Astrotech 7" Losmandy style mounting plate
Optical tube is in excellent condition (no marks or scratches) includes TMB signed metal objective cover.
TMB Optics in excellent condition (minor dust on interior element).
The triplet lens is fully user collimatable.
Perfect alignment - easily takes 400x in ideal observing conditions - amazing contrast
Alignment confirmed using a Takahashi collimation scope.
Please note that this scope is binoviewer friendly with no OCS - Denk II with Baader prism Diagonal /eyepieces reach focus with about 1 cm to spare

Hi Resolution photos available - need your email address
Asking $3500 US funds
Buyer to pay actual Canada Post or courier shipping/insurance.
Payment via PayPal (buyer pays the fee), cash, Interac bank transfer, personnel cheque/money order/bank draft, etc
(Needs to clear the bank prior to shipping).


  • Condition excellent
  • Location Vankleek Hill, Ontario, Canada

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