I am selling my Meade LX200GPS telescope along with sufficient accessories to be useful to the new owner from the start. This is a true GO-TO telescope which one set up it will track the celestial body which is set on for the entire night. A 120 VAC to 12 volt adapter (Meade connection is included as is a 12 to cigarette lighted cord for field work). The telescope is equipped with a Meade zero image shift electronic focuser This plugs into the control panel in a dedicated jack and allows final focus to be controlled by the handbox rather than havinng to turn the focus knob on the back of the optical tube. I am also including a second finder scope which will allow installation of a diagonal and the astronomers choice of eyepiece.
I am including a Meade eyepiece set which includes the following: (All eyepieces are Meade super plossl)
20 mm wide angle
Celestron 2x Barlow
Allt the above are encased in a Meade branded attache style case.
Also included are 2 illuminated eyepieces which allow easy adjustment on the target body. One eyepiece has an illuminated cross hairs and the other has measurement scales to measure distances and angles between bodies
The telescope would benefit from a comprehensive cleaning, and there is one cosmetic flaw in the front edge of the optical tube assembly, . This resulted from a falling object, but after the incident a retired optical engineer confirmed and adjusted where necessary so that the telescope is aligned to factory standard or better.
A dew shield shown in one of the photos is included.
The asking price is approximately 1/3 the cost of a new telescope.
If you are wondering why I included what sems to be a stupid view of the outside front of the optical tube, it is in response to a question of the nature of the flaw mentioned inthe write up Overall this telescope is in very good condition and operates as it should.
This telescope and accessories are heavy, total weight 150 pounds. Shipping costs will be calculated (less than $250 depending on destination) This will be shipped in three separate boxes, total weight of about 150 pounds. .. Please contact us about the cost before bidding. Local pickup would be preferred, and will included a scope dolly at no extra cost. . We are in South Florida, Palm Beach County..
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