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Clean AP-900GTO with accessories in Ohio Sold!

Price - $5,800.00

Ad Number: 167578

Posted: 06 Apr 2019

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I purchased this AP-900GTO second hand last year with the intention of making it my portable dark site rig. It has become all too obvious that I won't be doing any trips to dark sites so I must reluctantly move it on. I am not ready to contemplate packing and shipping this thing so for now it will be offered for local pick up only. It is near Akron in NE Ohio. I would be willing to drive an hour or two to meet a buyer if that helps. If it sits here long enough I may consider shipping it but that is in the future. For now, I'm pricing it to reflect the no shipping issue. The good news for a local buyer is that there is a great deal of other misc. astro stuff that I won't be needing but am too lazy to advertise for sale so you might find other goodies you need at a great price. I only plan to keep the gear that is in the observatory.

If you are interested, I am sure that you know what an AP-900 is so won't go into much detail describing it. It is very portable for its 70 pound capacity, as the portable pier is amazingly light and the EQ head is easily split into two parts, RA axis is about 25 pounds and dec axis is about 15 pounds. I purchased it from the son of (I believe) the original owner. I made a five hour trip to pick it up so I don't think it has been through the rigors of shipment since the first time when new.

Includes the mount, the AP portable pier, CW shaft, two counterweights, handbox, polar scope (NOT RAPAS), CP1 controller, and an extra pier plate in case you want to use it both on a fixed pier and on the included portable pier. Everything works fine. I do have a spare CP3 controller with V2 chip installed that could be added for $300 additional. Note that to convert this unit to the CP3 will require a Y cable and mounting bracket; probably $200-$250 additional from AP.

$5800 picked up within reasonable driving distance from Wadsworth, Ohio 44281.

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  • Condition very good
  • Location Wadsworth, Ohio 44281

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