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Starizona Hyperion 12.5" Astrograph -- Price Reduced For Sale

Price - $8,150.00

Ad Number: 146212

Posted: 21 Aug 2018

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I am reluctantly offering for sale my 12.5" f8 (2540mm) Hyperion astrograph produced by Starizona in Tucson, Arizona. I am the original owner.

The Hyperion uses an innovative Harmer-Wynne optical design. The Harmer-Wynne design employs a parabolic primary mirror, spherical secondary mirror, and two-element afocal corrector lens located in the primary baffle tube. The result is a flat field free from coma and astigmatism. With a 70mm diffraction-limited image circle, the Hyperion telescope produces ideal star images over a field large enough to accommodate even the biggest CCD sensors.

Standard features include a high-precision instrument rotator, integrated telescope control panel, and wireless computer control. The telescope control panel, built into the back plate of the telescope, features a digital readout display and control the instrument rotator, cooling fans, dew heaters, and two MicroTouch autofocusers (one for the Hyperion and one for an optional piggyback instrument). All telescope electronic functions are controlled from your computer via a tiny wireless USB box, eliminating the tangle of cables normally associated with running imaging accessories. All features are ASCOM compatible, allowing for automation with popular imaging control software.

This unit is one of the initial models produced, with a solid, carbon fiber tube (the design was subsequently changed to the current truss design, because the solid tubes became too expensive). As a result, the telescope has fantastic temperature stability. And, the added benefit of less dust potentially entering the optical tube assembly and primary mirror.

My imaging setup entailed this scope with a SBIG STL11000 camera. Some sample images are included with the advertisement. The Cocoon was taken with the reducer in place. All-in-all, I have found the Hyperion a very high quality, versatile, and reliable imaging platform.

The 12.5” Hyperion currently sells for $13000. Also included in this sale is the custom 0.72x reducer ($1200 option), two Feathertouch focuser adapters (1 for a Monster MOAG and the second for 2” compression accessories), and a spider vane / secondary mirror alignment tool. The telescope will be shipped in the original Starizona packaging.

Asking price is $8150 OBO for everything. The lucky purchaser is responsible for all shipping and insurance costs. I will accept certified check as payment.


  • Condition Excellent
  • Location Idaho Falls

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