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8" F6 Cave Astrola Meade GEM Lumicon DSCs For Sale

Price - $750.00

Ad Number: 243473

Posted: 12 Feb 2021

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Thank you CN for being such a good friend and so supportive.
This will be the last time I edit this post.
If it's still listed, then it's still for sale.

I am only the second owner of the OTA.

You will receive everything shown in the pics.
- the original Cave Optical fiberglass tube with Cave Optical Co. badge
- aluminum tube end rings
- the new helical-cut 1 1/4" R&P focuser
- the original Cave Optical finder with brackets as shown
- the original secondary holder, 4-vane spider
- original mirror cell, inscribed 1966 Cave Optical primary mirror, and secondary mirror.

- The original Cave Astrola mount got lost in a move after the memorial, so now it's on a VN Meade GEM with working clock drive, original Meade tube mounting rings (which fit the Cave fiberglass tube very well) and new SS shafts (RA shaft chromed), hi-res encoders, and Lumicon DSCs....AND WHEELS FROM A cAVE ASTROLA MOUNT. See pic.

about the primary mirror: this has no scratches, nicks, or chips at all.
The Pancro label on the back of the mirror agrees with the mirror's inscribed birth date, Dec. 21, 1966....somebody's nice Christmas present.
This has the very high-reflective Beryl coating which does not oxidize like alu8minum, so the images are still very good and bright.
Here's a Wikipedia link for more info https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beryl
This mirror has never been "made better" by having it re-figured.

$750 pickup in WA 98002 zip code.
Thanks for looking again.
Paypal only.


  • Condition VG to Excellent
  • Location wa 98002

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