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Meade 16" Starfinder original and part conversion For Sale

Price - $1,800.00

Ad Number: 172036

Posted: 24 May 2019

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FS nice Starfinder original, plus a conversion that is in progress.

Included: original sonotube 16 Starfinder with Meade base PLUS Astrogoods clamshell holder. I had initially thought that this would work, but the sonotube is too heavy for the mount and so you can go two ways:

1. Use the Starfinder as is with the Meade base and use the holder for another project (can accomodate >20" mirror).


2. Convert to a truss/hybrid by taking out the sonotube sections and making the scope transportable.

Pics show the new clamshell holder; original Meade base is also included.

Mirror holder has been modified to include 3 fans. Bluetooth enabled encoders included.

1800 obo for everything, pickup required from Ellicott City, MD

Everything works as it should, and if the sonotube is lightened, movement could reach a premium scope feel.

Have had shoulder surgery, so am abandoning the project as I am not able to wrestle with large scopes.



  • Condition Good
  • Location Baltimore

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