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Schaefer AT-9 Trade for Smaller Version Sold!

Price - $2,000.00

Ad Number: 165715

Posted: 18 Mar 2019

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I am downsizing my equipment and trying to keep it portable. I'm a big fan of Schaefer German equatorial mounts for their portability and amazing stability. I am looking for a Schaefer mount built on the smaller castings that came with 10", 8", or 7" drive gears. The mount I have now is a little heavier than I'd like since I crossed the big "six-0" mark on my list of birthdays. I'd like to trade my Schaefer AT-9 mount for a smaller version, such as the AT-10, AT-8, or AT-7, which were built on the smaller, lighter castings. The AT-9 has been recently refurbished and is in excellent condition both mechanically and cosmetically. It is capable of handling payloads over 100 lbs. and was most recently mated with a 17.5" reflector which required 125 lbs. of counterweights. It carried the scope in a portable configuration with a very sturdy pedestal and also in a permanent/observatory configuration. See pics. This mount is not GOTO and would be cost prohibitive to modify for that purpose. It would be great for a large refractor or other heavy OTA, used primarily for visual observing.

PLEASE NOTE: This ad is for the mount, counterweights, portable pedestal, and drive electronics only. The OTA shown is NOT included.

In trade,I would consider a smaller Schaefer mount in similar condition or even one needing a complete overhaul. Thanks for your interest!


  • Condition Good
  • Location New Mexico

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