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Old 02-08-2017, 09:06 PM
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Location: Logan City (Brisbane)
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Skywatcher GOTO 12" DOB; 8 months old! $1400 for the next few days only.

Up on offer is a near new Skywatcher 12" GOTO dob, purchased from that lovely Astropetes, in December 2016, so still under another 4.5 years of warranty. I am chasing $1700 as it has been used on a few times as I have another manual dob that I really like and need the cash for other 'enterprises'!! Comes with a jump start battery pack (with built in light and can power the Dob at a dark sky location) and also a powercord so you can run it directly off a mains. I assume you have your own eyepieces but if you need a couple of the standard 10/20mm Plossls I can throw them in for you! Here are the specs, and I have the original receipt for you for warranty purposes. Yes the mirror is in perfect condition and I took these pics early evening so if they look a bit grainy, there is definitely nothing on the mirror, and everything is FULLY WORKING! I have the manuals too, so all in all a great setup at the very decent price of $1400 (saves you $900 and in new condition too). I live near the Logan Hyperdome and work from home so you can come around nearly anytime! I have another person I know who wants it but hasn't paid yet and therefore I offering this cheap ASAP only as it most likely will disappear in the next 2 days. Not a sales pitch just offering you a good deal before I get bent over by a friend for a cheap price...sigh!
(Sorry the pics are sideways, I just can't get them to position right!)

I am happy to box this up for you if you want to organize a courier. The last 12" dob that was couriered cost the gentleman about $230 off the top of my head, so not too bad really and I can negotiate a little to help you out.

12" GoTo Dobsonian

Highly recommended for intermediate and advanced users. You'll see the planets Jupiter, Saturn and its rings, the Orion Nebula, Galaxies and much more.

It transports as two compact pieces that can be assembled and ready to use in just seconds!
  • Diameter - 305 mm
  • Focal length - 1500 mm
  • Highest Practical Power - 600x
  • Eyepieces - 1.25" Plossl 25mm and 10mm
  • Focuser - Crayford 2" with 1.25" adapter
  • Ground Board Dimensions - 610mm D x 763mm H
  • Tube Dimension(dia. x length) - 450mmx(920-1400)mm
  • Shipping Weight - BASE:20kg, OTA:23kg
Give me a buzz on 0404 538 265 or PM me to come around and snaggle it!
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Last edited by FourOwls; 16-08-2017 at 02:34 PM. Reason: Further explanations needed.