A couple of years ago, I lucked into a once in a lifetime astro deal - an Orion/Vixen 102ED f/6.5 with Vixen GP mount/tripod and 5 or so EPs for $300
I think I might have topped that. Tonight I picked up:
Celestron C6-RGT 150mm achro with GOTO mount (not sure yet what the mount model is - rig was purchased in 2006-7, so whatever mount they had then)
Upgrades: 2" dual speed Moonlight crayford (with a ton of travel)
Pier attachment between the heavy duty tripod and mount
Orion 50mm RA finder
Orion 2" dielectric diagonal
Orion flexible dew shield
It also included the following eyepieces: 40mm TMB 2" SW ortho
20mm generic plossl
18mm TV Radian
7mm Nagler Type 6
5mm Nagler Type 6
And, a 1.25" moon filter, and 2" Neodymium skyglow filter. All in a Celestron foam case. Everything is in excellent condition, clearly well taken care of.
All for $300. I actually felt a little bad, and honestly if he were to contact me with sellers remorse shortly, I'd sell it back to him for the same $300. I asked if he was sure he wanted to sell it for such a low amount, and he said he just wanted to get rid of it. It was a very nice couple who were moving, and wouldn't have room for it. It was a beautiful home and neighborhood, too.
Now, I just have to find time to set it up and try it out on a clear night. That's going to be the problem.
Edited by tedkord1968, 18 November 2017 - 12:03 AM.