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AT8RC Ritchey-Chretien CF OTA with 2” FT For Sale

Price - $1,175.00

Ad Number: 142445

Posted: 12 Jul 2018

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I am selling my AT8RC (Carbon Fiber version) OTA. I bought this OTA from another Astromart user about 2-3 years ago and it has been an excellent tool for long focal length imaging. There are a few minor scuff marks on the tube and two small scrapes on the focuser body. But otherwise is in very good condition. See pics. Note: I will remove the Rigel quickfinder base and clean the area before shipping. Also note there is no finder shoe. Comes with a 2” Rotatable Feathertouch focuser which is far better than the stock focuser that comes on these scopes. It’s really a must have for imaging. I also installed an Astrotech Tip-Tilt collimation ring flange and will include the Astrozap flexible dewshield. The OTA has the Losmandy dovetail plate on bottom, a vixen rail on top, and comes with all three of the stock spacer rings (one 2” ring and two 1” rings). Collimation is in pretty good shape right now but could always use some tweaking. Hey…it’s an RC!

If you are tired of the widefield shots of M31 and you want to go after galaxy details, then you need some aperture and some focal length and that is exactly what you get with these scopes.

Total new cost including the Feathertouch would run you somewhere around the $2K mark.

I’m asking $1175 plus 3% for PayPal fees. I strongly prefer not to ship and I’m willing to drive up to 150 miles round trip to meet a buyer.

But if shipping is a must, I will negotiate the shipping costs with the buyer. It will take me a few days to prepare for shipping and get you a shipping cost.

All attached images taken with this scope at f8 or with a CCDT67 reducer at f6.

Thanks for looking…John


  • Condition Used
  • Location N. Alabama

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