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Astro-Physics Super-Planetary 6” f12 refractor (Rare Condition) For Sale

Price - $6,995.00

Ad Number: 190695

Posted: 26 Nov 2019

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Thomas Back writes the following description: "I viewed Jupiter with a 6"f/12 Super Planetary with the one and only Robert Cox, and we were both staggered with the amount of planetary detail." I ordered my first 6” f12 from a small advertisement in the back of Sky & Telescope in 1986. I’ve owned three over the past 30 years - this OTA is optically the finest and I’ve never seen a better example mechanically and cosmetically.

Optical figure: 10
An example of Roland’s very early work that established AP as a force to be reckoned with; you will not be disappointed. Lunar and planetary detail are outstanding. Slight color under high power but on par for this vintage OTA - very high contrast images.

Focuser: 10
New Feather-Touch focuser replaced original. The best available. ($1000+ with custom AP mount)

Tube: 8
Shinny, vibrant and not yellowed. Some small chips. Slight dulling where rings were used.

Case: 10
Case Technology. As new and holds the entire telescope with dust cover in place. No rips or tears in the foam. ($600)

I am selling the OTA only. No rings, mount, star diagonal, etc.
Included in sale: Case Technology case, end caps, OTA
Add 3% for PayPal + shipping. Happy to meet within a 100 miles radius.
Prefer local or non-ship buyers due to length of case!


  • Condition Excellent
  • Location NY

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