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Rare Astro-Physics 155EDT f9, like new! Sold!

Price - $14,900.00

Ad Number: 220647

Posted: 28 Aug 2020

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This is one of the finest refractors ever made by legendary master optician Roland Christen. It is in like-new condition optically and cosmetically, offered with a set of accessories that offer fantastic visual and photographic use. Price does not include the mount or tripod.

The objective is in perfect condition, made with highly desirable, fast-cooling oil-spaced optics as confirmed by Astro-Physics. The tube assembly is 6.5 inches in diameter and is fully baffled, with a flat-black interior, a push-pull lens cell, an engraved retaining ring, and reversible lens shade. There is only one chip in the paint of the carefully handled OTA; it is generally hidden by one of the rings. OTA has two finder shoes; package includes two 50mm finder mounts, a 50mm Takahashi finder and a 50mm Celestron 90 degree finder (small paint chip). Focuser is 2.7" ID Astro-Physics rack & pinion with 2" to 1.25" adapter. The original Astro-Physics case for the scope is included.
Includes rare original AP field flattener made specifically for the 155EDT f9 and 180EDT f9 (with Nikon DSLR adapter). Also includes 27TVPH 0.75x telecompressor for f6.75 operation as seen in the M81/M82 image and original AP MAXBRIGHT diagonal.
This 1992 155EDT is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It is an impeccable optical instrument whose value increases over time, while giving you breathtaking views, from its perfect out-of-focus diffraction patterns to its stunning contrast on the moon and DSOs. I am selling it because I recently took delivery of a new CCF 400mm f15 pure Cassegrain specialized for my favorite objects, the planets.
* $14,900 plus shipping. FexEx ground preferred.
* Insurance and signature required for shipping.
* In person delivery is best if you are near Phoenix.
* Buyer pays cost of shipping, packaging and insurance. Personal check welcome; shipment after check clears. PayPal welcome with 3% fee.

If you would like to have a complete Astro-Physics setup for the most capable portable optical system one might imagine, consider the AP 600E Servo mount with MACH1 900/1200 GTO controller shown in one image. It has the most current firmware after an update by AP service about three months ago. Mount includes matching AP-style padded case, Berlebach tripod and 4 stainless steel counterweights, polar alignment scope, and various upgraded knobs. Everything is in like-new condition. $4200 additional, PM for details.


  • Condition Excellent
  • Location 85143

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