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16" Meade Classic LX200 GPS For Sale

Price - $8,995.00

Ad Number: 222359

Posted: 10 Sep 2020

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This has been mine since new, on Meade's Super Giant Field Tripod. Fully serviced ("Supercharged") by Dr Clay Sherrod 1 year ago. The only known defect is that the circuit board for the field derotator is nonfunctional. I am downsizing my equipment collection with the goal of funding a 17" or 20" PlaneWave in a home obseratory, now that I can build one.

I have not used this scope with an autoguider, but clearly one would be needed for serious imaging. For imaging, I equipped it with a Lynx focuser and Optec telecompressor (f/7.5 and the imaging performance of a Meade ACF system), and was going to incorporate an autoguider, when I changed my goals. I have no experience with the use of an autoguider, but as far as I know the guider port is functional (no problem uncovered in Supercharging). The GOTO function is decent, but I make no guarantees as to its accuracy or tracking accuracy. The newly cleaned optics are virtually pristine.

RIght now I'm assessing the saleability of this instrument. If it doesn't command a decent price, I will put the OTA on a modern computerized precision mount, adapt that to the tripod, and use it as my observatory instrument.

Asking price includes the original motorized focuser. The Lynx + TCC (highly recommended) could be negotiated separately. Because of the size, weight, and delicate nature of the OTA, this would be pickup only, but I will offer to bring it at least halfway to the buyer. I will post photos of the scope if there's interest.

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  • Condition Used, very good
  • Location Northwest Ohio



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