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Price - $450.00

Ad Number: 142757

Posted: 15 Jul 2018

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I have for sale an Orion 254mm f/3.9 Reflector (OTA). NOTE THIS IS NOT THE f4.7 SCOPE!
This optical tube assembly is the latest iteration of this scope and includes parabolic mirror optics, upgraded 2" Crayford-style focuser, telescope eyepiece holder, quick-collimation cap, and dovetail base for finder scope. Aperture: 254mm (10.0"). Focal length: 1200mm. Recommended for visual use or astrophotography.

Included are two sets of cast-aluminum telescope tube rings with quick-release, hinged clamp knobs and felt lining to attach this Orion 254mm f/3.9 reflector telescope optical tube assembly to a mount or dovetail mounting plate.

I am the original owner. I am selling to upgrade to the 12" Newtonian OTA or the GSO 16" if I can find one. This scope was mounted on a Temma 2M EM mount in my domed observatory and was never used in the field. It has always been covered when not in use with a Desert Storm cover. It is perfect. No dents, no chips, no brassing, no scratches or paint irregularities. The mirrors are spotless, never touched. The entire OTA is as new. Got the fever, hence the need for more aperture.

The Rosette is a stack of eight images taken in my light polluted back yard observatory with a Canon 5D MkII 300s ISO 1800, processed solely with Pshop CC. Note the color and contrast, pinpoint faint stars. Try to get this kind of image with any other scope at 8-10X the cost! Collimation is easy and the optics are top notch.

Note I used four tube mounting rings on a 30" dove tail plate to eliminate flexure. Key ingredient for success with this kind of scope.

Orion 252mm f3.9 OTA = $559
Four Tube Mounting rings = $180
Orion Achromatic Finder Scope = $72.00
Total cost = $725 USD

I am asking $550 plus shipping. You can determine shipping charges from 84738, box about 15X15X55" or less, weight may be 40-50 lbs. Best to ship from UPS, but FedEx OK too. PAYPAL plus 3% or postal money order OK. CONUS preferred, off shore, contact me first.


  • Condition As New
  • Location SW Utah

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