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Coulter Odyssey 10.1" Compact Dobsonian w Tech 2000 Drive & Tel For Sale

Price - $2,650.00

Ad Number: 159503

Posted: 15 Jan 2019

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This Incredible telescope has had only one owner...me! I knew John Dobson when I was Park Ranger in Death Valley in the 1980's and John would come out to the desert to expand his sidewalk astronomer program.

I purchased this Odyssey Compact new from Coulter Optical in 1989, driving to Idyllwild to pick it up and talk to the creators. What a magical time.
Later, when I was stationed at the Grand Canyon, I purchased and installed the Tech 2000 Dob Driver II. It is so smart! You watch an object, in a few minutes move the scope so the object is in the center again and the Tech 2000 interprets how you moved the scope and it remains in the field of view!

But it is time for it to find a new home.

It comes with the scope and the rocker box. The installed Tech 2000, a Telrad with mount placed already on the scope, eyepiece (wide field),
battery and AC cords and plug for power for the Tech 2000. It can be used without the Tech 2000 at any time. Incredible precision optics...just look up Coulter Optical's reputation! It also comes with original bill of sale (for provenance, if you want it), & instruction books for scope, Telrad and Tech 2000 instructions...the Tech 2000 is already installed and ready to go!). I even will include my home-made off-axis aperture stop and a plastic protective cover.

I will deliver this scope to the Gold Country or you can come by for it in Arnold. I will also deliver it to Stockton, Sonora, Modesto, Jackson, San Andreas, and Angels camp and provide an introduction to working with this great unit.

Total weight if the scope is about 60# assembled, but easily transported separately (I seat-belt it in my van).

A Tech 2000 uninstalled is $1400. This is installed on a scope ready to go. More info on the drive at:http://www.tech2000a....com/dobdriver/


  • Condition Excellent
  • Location Arnold, CA

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