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Astro-Physics 130 EDF Sold!

Price - $5,000.00

Ad Number: 146793

Posted: 27 Aug 2018

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In 2012 I purchased this scope from Company 7 for $7000. The scope had just received a new focuser and I was told that the scope had come out of a collection. My understanding is that the scope had not be used, but instead was sitting in a collection. The owner purchased an Astro-Physics 175 and needed to sell this scope. At that point I made the purchase and as far I could tell, the scope didn't appear to have been used.

At this time I came upon an Astro-Physics 160 EDF (the same week) and I jumped on it. I checked the optics on the 130 EDF from my balcony in DC to verify that everything was as it seemed. The scope showed flawless images of everything I observed. Since I now had the 160 EDF and a TOA 150, the 130 EDF has remained unused other than a second observation from my balcony. I wanted to see how far Roland had come with his craft since the 130 EDF was made by comparing it to a 130 GTX (my name came up). To my amazement, I could find no difference between the 130 GTX and the 130 EDF. Both were flawless on the stars I observed, including a set of binary targets.

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I am selling this scope due to expenses I am incurring with graduate school. I need to sell the scope. I am taking a big loss by asking $5000 over what I paid for it in 2012. I think this is a fair price. I cannot image finding a 130 EDF that is essentially in unused condition such as this one. As I noted above, it also has a brand new focuser from Astro-Physics which was installed by Astro-Physics. If you look at the pictures, you'll see that Roland tapered the tube in order to reduce weight. This is an impressive step for him to take and I am not aware of any other manufactures going to such lengths in terms of mechanical quality. The scope is absolutey beautiful and I'll miss it.

The seller will pay for shipping and insurance. I am willing to drive a reasonable distance to deliver in person. I prefer to have funds wired, although paypal is an option if the seller wishes to pay their fees. If shipped, I'll insist on double boxing the scope to ensure a safe trip.

  • Astro-Physics 130 EDF
  • Original Case
  • Astro-Physics Rings (these are painted, not annodized)
  • Dovetail plate
  • End cap for tube (Starlight Instruments)
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  • Condition Used Mint
  • Location Washington, DC

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