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Old 06-01-2018, 02:26 AM
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Meade Schmidt-Newtonian 254mm F/4 OTA

Hi All,

Meade LXD75 Schmidt-Newtonian 10" F/4 OPTICAL TUBE For Sale.

Pics attached. Telescope is stored in SOUTHERN ADELAIDE.

Looking for local (SA) buyers who can pick up.

Optics in As New Condition. UHTC. Rarely used and stored away.
Flat field Schmidt-Newtonian design. Wide field well corrected views.

Tube only has very minor imperfections from the original rings. As I will be moving back to Tasmania this year, I am seeking to sell this OTA ASAP within the next couple of months.

I am including a Meade Ultra Wide Angle 82 degree AFOV, 4.7mm focal length eyepiece which provides 216 magnification, 0.38 degree (22 arcmin) TFOV, 1.175 mm exit pupil with this telescope.

Also including Meade 26mm Plossl and generic 40mm Plossl eyepieces.
26mm provides 39 magnification, 1.28 degree TFOV (Two and a half Moon diameters), 6.5mm exit pupil.
The 40mm would have to high an exit pupil on this focal length but I might as well include it anyway.

Including the 3 eyepieces as a package along with the OTA.

It also has a genuine Astrozap aluminium dew shield, matched to the OTA colour.


Some Specs:

The OTA weighs (to my best estimate based on bathroom scales!): 13.5 kg

The OTA measures 93.5 cm long (without dew shield) and 30 cm wide.

The Aluminium dew shield adds 38.5 cm to the length and is 31 cm wide. The dew shield is incredibly light.

It can be picked up and transported by a single person.

I recommend putting this baby on a good solid equatorial mount and getting new tube rings as the Meade one's really aren't sufficient thus I have removed them. You can get very affordable good quality rings and mounting bracket to suit your mount from Bintel.

I would also recommend upgrading the focuser if Astroimaging is in your plans. Again, Bintel have very affordable good quality options to suit.

The optics in this tube are great and I hope this telescope can find a new home through iceinspace to satisfy a new hobbyist astronomer for years to come!

I would not be able to go under the $1000 mark as I am including the dew shield and 3 eyepieces. I am seeking offers from that point.

Cheers!
Mark

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Old 06-01-2018, 04:21 AM
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price and weight

Hi Mark,
What sort of price are you after for the OTA?
Would you be able to advise the weight of the OTA?
Also, do you have any photos?

Thanks

Adam
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Old 06-01-2018, 08:45 AM
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Hi Mark,
I have the same SN10 scope as you are selling and found that I needed an EQ6 to use it for imaging. I was wondering what you were going to do with the damaged mount. I live in Adelaide and I coordinate the Astro-imaging Group for the Astronomical Society of South Australia. We regularly hold camps in the Flinders Ranges where we teach newcomers to the hobby basic Astro-imaging. We are always short of Equatorial Mounts for teaching Polar Alignment and widefield imaging. If you are going to dispose of it please let me know.
Thanks for your consideration.

Cheers,
Jeff Lusher
Astro-imaging Coordinator
Astronomical Society of South Australia
imaging@assa.org.au
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:02 PM
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Hi All,

I will be at the house tomorrow and will take lots of pictures of the OTA and update the ad with additional details ASAP.

The OTA is the version with UHTC as the SN was available with both standard EMC and optional better UHTC. At the time I purchased the better version.
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:38 AM
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id be interested what sort of price are we looking at
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:29 PM
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Hi All,

Meade LXD75 Schmidt-Newtonian 10" F/4 OPTICAL TUBE For Sale.

Pics attached. Telescope is stored in SOUTHERN ADELAIDE.

Looking for local (SA) buyers who can pick up.

Optics in As New Condition. UHTC. Rarely used and stored away.
Flat field Schmidt-Newtonian design. Wide field well corrected views.

Tube only has very minor imperfections from the original rings. As I will be moving back to Tasmania this year, I am seeking to sell this OTA ASAP within the next couple of months.

I am including a Meade Ultra Wide Angle 82 degree AFOV, 4.7mm focal length eyepiece which provides 216 magnification, 0.38 degree (22 arcmin) TFOV, 1.175 mm exit pupil with this telescope.

Also including Meade 26mm Plossl and generic 40mm Plossl eyepieces.
26mm provides 39 magnification, 1.28 degree TFOV (Two and a half Moon diameters), 6.5mm exit pupil.
The 40mm would have to high an exit pupil on this focal length but I might as well include it anyway.

Including the 3 eyepieces as a package along with the OTA.

It also has a genuine Astrozap aluminium dew shield, matched to the OTA colour.


Some Specs:

The OTA weighs (to my best estimate based on bathroom scales!): 13.5 kg

The OTA measures 93.5 cm long (without dew shield) and 30 cm wide.

The Aluminium dew shield adds 38.5 cm to the length and is 31 cm wide. The dew shield is incredibly light.

It can be picked up and transported by a single person.

I recommend putting this baby on a good solid equatorial mount and getting new tube rings as the Meade one's really aren't sufficient thus I have removed them. You can get very affordable good quality rings and mounting bracket to suit your mount from Bintel.

I would also recommend upgrading the focuser if Astroimaging is in your plans. Again, Bintel have very affordable good quality options to suit.

The optics in this tube are great and I hope this telescope can find a new home through iceinspace to satisfy a new hobbyist astronomer for years to come!

I would not be able to go under the $1000 mark as I am including the dew shield and 3 eyepieces. I am seeking offers from that point.

Cheers!
Mark
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Old 09-01-2018, 02:13 PM
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Also will shortly be listed on Astrobuysell.

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