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CAS offers Society members and the general public the opportunity to advertise and sell their astronomy equipment on this website. It must be noted, however, that CAS is expressly not recommending the suitability or functionality of any equipment that is offered for sale on this website.

If you would like to have your astronomical equipment offered for sale on this page please send an image, description, price required and a contact telephone number and/or email address to:
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Meade LX200GPS 8 inch

I have recently moved to a new house near Cowbridge and can no longer use this telescope.
It is now boxed up, in the original packaging. Well used since purchase approx 2003 and still looks good! Autostar, boxed set of Meade eyepieces, dew cover, Crayford dual focusser (original powered focusser failed), instruction handbook.
I have not updated any software, and the GPS signal to which the telescope connects has ceased operation. There is much material on the internet for interested people to update things. I found it acceptable to do a non GPS alignment as per handbook. Occasionally the autostar handset is showing its age with variable contact with the keys
Happy to discuss with interested buyers. Reasonable offers please
email: john.kay16@btinternet.com

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Meade LX90 8 for sale

  • Meade LX90 8" dates from 2003 and comes with a boxed set of Meade Super Plossl eyepieces consisting of 6.4mm/ 9.7mm/ 12.4mm/ 15mm/ 20mm/ 26mm/ 32mm/ and 40mm.
  • Meade 90dg prism eyepiece holder
  • Telvue 60dg prism eyepiece holder
  • Scope tube is fitted with an Orion 9 X 50 90dg spotting scope . (original Meade 8 X 50 straight spotting scope is included)
  • Telrad Reflex Star sight
  • Revelation Pro Anti- Dew heating collar and heating pad for Telrad Star Sight with Master Controller (anti-dew heating system requires power from 12v battery pack)
  • Mains power electricity transformer for telescope power
  • 2 Meade hand controller clamps and mounts
  • Full Meade owners instructions and handbook
  • Mini hot air blower for lens demisting
  • Battery pack extension cables

Price £500 (or sensible offer) which reflects some issues with mould (see below for details).
Seller is happy for any interested person to come for daytime viewing by prior arrangement, located near Devil's Bridge, Aberystwyth.

Contact bazlyn14@gmail.com

Mould issues: Somehow, the scope tube has a problem with some mould. How, I have no idea as it's always been kept in a dry and gently heated outbuilding under a cover with the only access point I'm aware of, the eyepiece mounting port, carrying a screw-in plug, when not in use.
However,the bottom line is that the main mirror is affected and to a very small degree, the inside of the main objective lens. The good news is that the viewing images, both Celestial and Terrestrial are good.
I've been in touch with Meade.UK who advise to leave well enough alone.
Some of the upper tripod legs have some surface corrosion but function perfectly and finally the Autostar hand controller's buttons have developed a 'hazing' but also function perfectly.

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Meade Telescope

Plus extras including a dew shield (not shown opposite).

Looking for £1,500. Extra information can be provided, if needed.

Viewing most times but suggest not at the moment!

Contact: Gil Hyde (Ystrad Mynach) on 07807802200 or at gilhyde@aurgold.com

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Complete solar telescope system for sale

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This comprises:

  • Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT H-Alpha Solar Telescope
  • Lunt 60FHa H-alpha Double Stack Etalon Solar-Filter
  • Lunt Zoom eyepiece
  • Lunt Sol Searcher
  • Geoptik 170mm Vixen Style Universal Dovetail Bar

It is all in 'as new' condition, and the total cost bought new would be about £5,070. The seller - Alun Granfield - is prepared to sell the lot for £2,500 (or very near offer!), and will consider selling the telescope plus eyepiece, Sol Searcher and dovetail bar for £1,750 (or very near offer).

The equipment is located about 8 miles north of Cardiff, and Alun can be contacted at alungranfield@btinternet.com. Alun attends most of the Society's fortnightly talks and would be happy to talk about the equipment and/or bring it in for a potential purchaser to have a look at it.

Two OTAs 200mm f5 Sky Watcher blue tube 200mm

2 8" optical tube assemblies astro cameras eyepieces cables

£175 for the the full bundle

Contact John Harris on 01443 672 260 or lyndadally@outlook.com

Seller lives in Tonyrefail (4 miles northwest of Llantrisant and 16 miles from Cardiff)

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