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Seeing as there's interest in the split up package and to answer a few questions on the reducer I thought I'd put it here ....
If someone wants the OTA alone, without reducer or rings, I'll let it go for $800 + shipping. With reducer only $100 more = $900. Reason is it saves me the trouble of advertising the reducer separately. Local pickup saves the shipping cost.
Now the reducer ... it's a big piece of glass, a 2.7" diameter design so it won't work in a small 2" focuser. It makes the scope quite fast, but you can see from the attached image theres no problem with field flatness without a reducer, at least with a chip the size of the st2000. It'll be more useful for DSLR imaging, or faster photos. To put the camera the correct distance away from the reducer, it needs a spacer to get the 0.75x reduction, depending on which camera you have - you can get the specs from the AP website - for a ST-x camera without filter wheel the spacer is 1.75".
I've also added a picture of omega centauri I took from my light polluted balcony last night without the reducer with a st2000xcm. 6x1.5 min shots unguided.
thanks very much for looking
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I've got an ED80 that's been modified with an Astro Physics traveller focuser - this is infinetely better than the stock focuser. The tube has been professionally repainted white, the optics are great. This is a unique and fantastic imaging platform. I can also offer losmandy rings - with either a vixen dovetail mounting or losmandy mounting, with it aswell as an Astro Physics reducer to bring the f/7.5 down to f/5.6 for a nice flat field.
This keeps the best of the ED80, the objective, and throws away the worst, the focuser. This scope is really intended for someone who wants to get into CCD for less than 1/2 the price of a Sky90 or TV85. The stock focusers on ED80's slip as soon as you hang a Sbig camera on the back. The reducer gives a nice flat field for 35mm DSLR, and also gives a nice wide field for visual.
The total price with the 2.7" Traveller focuser (worth $550US), Losmandy DR125 rings (worth $US150 best rings you can get), the AP 27TVPH (worth $US250 best reducer you can get) and the AP 2" compression ring visual back is $1100AUD shipped.
The price doesn't take into consideration the considerable amount of work and machining expertise required to make this happen, which is why these modded ED80's are extremely rare. A search on ad 320573 on Astromart and you'll see a version without an AP reducer or Losmandy rings.
For an Idea of what a skilled imager can do with this OTA-reducer combo have a look at http://spacibm.rice.edu/~has/images/ES_M8HaLumRGBPhoto_7_6.jpg
thanks for looking!
reason for sale, I've got an FSQ on the way