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Ceravolo HD 216 Telescope For Sale

Price - $3,750.00

Ad Number: 215008

Posted: 14 Jul 2020

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High end 8.5 inch Maksutov Newtonian Telescope OTA. Small secondary mirror for excellent contrast. Built to compete with apochromats; visually I think it does. Excellent star images across the field. Best for visual use because of limited back focus and ingenious built in helical focuser but I have also done some CCD imaging over the years. I am the original owner and purchased the scope from Peter Ceravolo in 1996. There were originally sixteen made and I think this in one of only fourteen remaining.

It was sold with a G11 mount that included a tripod with special shortened legs to allow visual use; the tripod can be included. The G11 (now with Gemini 2) is available separately. The telescope includes an adapter plate fitted for the G11 and also a dew shield. A single 12V fan attaches to the mirror end. Never had any problem with cooling.

Only minor scratches. No real mechanical issues. Collimation is set permanently at the factory and doesn't require adjustment. OTA weighs about 37 lbs. not including dew shield and adapter plate.

Original list price in 1995-96 was about $5000.


  • Condition Excellent
  • Location Arkansas

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