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12.5 inch f/8 Newtonian For Sale

Price - $800.00

Ad Number: 183533

Posted: 15 Sep 2019

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I have an extreme planetary telescope for sale. This is a 12.5" f/8 truss Dobsonian with dual curved spider vanes and very small central obstruction secondary mirror. 100" focal length primary. Gives excellent planetary views, but the scope is too big and unwieldy for me. Also, I now have 9 telescopes and my basement looks like Ed Ting's living room! So the biggest scope has to go first.

The scope would be ideal for someone who would be able to leave it set up more or less permanently, or for someone with more patience for moving it around. It's heavy and stable. See pics for views of secondary cage, good sized holes on either side of primary, and size of altitude bearings. Has very similar "stiction" in both axes, is well balanced, and it stays aimed where you point it.

It is located in central Virginia (near Fredericksburg), and unfortunately shipping this thing would be very difficult, not to mention expensive. I would have to break it down into four or five separate packages. The base and rocker box are very sturdy, so they are heavy. I would be willing to drive some distance to meet half-way, but would not be willing to deal very much on price if I had to travel far.

I am asking $800 for the telescope, and would accept cash, check (after it clears), or Paypal (preferred). Please ask questions if I haven't addressed something, or if you want additional pictures. Thanks very much for reading my ad.

Clear skies,


  • Condition Good
  • Location Fredericksburg, VA

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