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Meade DS-16 on original eq mount Sold!

Price - $1,500.00

Ad Number: 251854

Posted: 11 Apr 2021

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4/13 Update: Realized I didn't load mirror pics. Just to be clear, the scrape in the mirror is deeper than the surface coating and will not come out with recoating.

I really thought I could make this work, but with both rotator cuffs and bicep tendons torn I just can't maneuver this around the sky. (Picture a T-rex and you get the idea) Lol.

OTA: 16" f/4.5, 4"x6" secondary, 19"x66" sonotube, JMI 2" focuser, 2" eyepiece extension, Telrad w/base, flexible soft plastic end cap/dust cover. Mirrors are in need of recoating. I was told they were last done about 20 years ago. There's a deep scrape about 1.25"x1/8" in the primary from a previous owner's poor packing. I don't notice the scrape or coatings visually. Views of M42 are great compared to my 12" LX200. Much clearer and with noticeable increase in detail. Includes the original radius blocks and upgraded Ken's rings. Tube has many holes from accessories over the years I covered with white vinyl tape. 30+ years of dew have also stained the tube. If I ship it I would suggest not taking the tube because if it's size. A new concrete tube should cost about $75 vs $200 in freight.

Mount: the old Meade eq mount tracks well in RA using 110 volt acand includes a JMI NGC-Max computer that runs on a 9 volt battery. 40 lb counterweight and a Meade 25 lb that I had machined out to fit the 1.5" shaft. 3 extra JMI drive belts, JMI and Meade instruction manuals. Large Scope Buggy with 10" tires makes moving it around fairly easy.

Obviously pick-up is preferred, but delivery or shipping might be an option. Scope weighs 247 lbs plus the scope buggy, JMI system, accessories, etc.

PayPal or cash. Buyer pays shipping/gas.

I'll try to load pics but they're large. I can email more if interested.


  • Condition Fair
  • Location Hazelton, Idaho

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