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Explore Firstlight 10" F4.5 Dob - Like New Sold!

Price - $395.00

Ad Number: 203642

Posted: 09 Apr 2020

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I bought this thinking I was going to use it as a travel scope (yeah, right!). My small town is growing and I'm not moving so something has to give. I've used this scope a dozen times, maybe more, but never tried to 'travel' with it. It is just too big for my VW Golf hatchback, and I'm surrounded on three sides by trees I can't cut down without getting in trouble. Add to that the yard light one neighbor has installed and it just makes having a telescope of this size untenable. I talked with him, to no avail!

The scope is in near-mint condition. a bit dusty from sitting in the garage, but no dings that I can see. Nice thing about this model is the ability to slide the OTA up or down and rotating for balance and convenience by loosening the clamps and readjusting. The single speed R&P 2" focuser has a 1.25" adapter, focusing is smooth throughout the travel. Comes with a 1x red dot finder, also the OTA has two small dovetails so you could add another finder if you wanted.
This model is no longer being marketed by Explore Scientific in the F4.5, only the F5, and the price for that is $649 on sale, and $749 MSRP. They are virtually identical telescopes other than this being a tad faster optically.
No shipping on this big scope, pickup only in Ephrata Wa only, I may be persuaded to drive a few miles, as long as those miles aren't really far. Keep the 'meet you half way' sane and I'll work with you.

$400 & cash only since this will be a face to face transaction. No fees on cash!


  • Condition Excellent
  • Location 98823 - Ephrata, Washington

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