Buy and Sell

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:
Webmaster@cardiff-astronomical-society.co.uk

Orion Skyquest XT10i plus computerised locator

- As new
- Complete with paperwork & packaging
- Accessories
- Reasonable offers considered
- Contact Alan Harvey on 01433 673111 or at awh1947@gmail.com

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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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Several astronomical items

1) Ioptron AZ Mount pro with 1.75" tripod, balance weight, additional dovetail saddle and extra hand controller ( 2 in total) for £650.

2) Celestron C8 SCT OTA with XLT coatings. Comes with focal reducer and dew shield with power and nice finderscope and diagonal. Optics in excellent condition. £650

3) APM 20x70 ED binoculars. Outstanding high quality bins with ED glass. This series of bins are the best binoculars under £1000. These are brand new in mint condition with all original boxing etc with high quality tripod adapter and rarely come up for sale. Ideal to take on a trip abroad. £425.

4) Skywatcher skyliner 10 inch solid tube dobsonian with excellent optics in great condition. £275

5) Pentax 20x60 binoculars. Excellent Astro bins, easy to mount. Needs an additional adaptor (can get this on Amazon for about £10). £170

6) BST starguider eyepieces 12 mm. Excellent condition with caps and boxes. £45 for the pair or £25 each.

*Contact: Andrew Lohfink at lohfinka@yahoo.com for photos etc

Once lockdown has been lifted, the items can be viewed at the owner's home in Cwmbran with safe social distancing.

Various Items

  • HoTech SCA Laser Collimator with cross-hair, 1.25" with box and battery - £40
  • Baader I-R Cut Moon and Skyglow filter 1.25"(RRP £65) at £20
  • Eyepieces:

Plossl 1x5mm SWA, also Plossl 7mm - £7.50 each 1.25"
1x Celestron 6mm - £5

Contact: Jeff Mansfield at mans527@yahoo.com

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 £3,000 (or very near offer!), and will consider selling the telescope plus eyepiece, Sol Searcher and dovetail bar for £2,000.00 (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.

Large Dobsonian telescope and other items

Meade Lightbridge 16" Dobsonian reflector - open truss design with light-shroud (velcro fit); Crayford 2" dual speed focuser with 1.25" adapter; fitted with Telrad reticle viewfinder; one standard Meade 26mm eyepiece. Very well-maintained.

RRP £2,395 (telescope/eyepiece) + £40 (Telrad). Sale price - available for £1,000 or a sensible near offer

Also, an eyepiece to go with the above, at a bargain price in immaculate condition. It's a TeleVue ETHOS 17mm (2" barrel), the Rolls-Royce of eyepieces for breathtaking deep-sky observing. RRP £667! - sale price £200 ONO. This can be sold with the 'scope or separately if anyone is interested:

Total sale price of the 16" Lightbridge with the eyepiece = £1,200 ONO

Contact Chris Starr at starscape.starr@gmail.com or on mobile number 07429 296001

Two OTAs 200mm f5 Sky Watcher blue tube 200mm

gso f5 Crayford focuser auto focuser with cables Orion planetary webcam, spare rack and pinion Sky Watcher focuser 2" adaptors laser collimator
6 eyepieces plus finder scopes but no mounts
(no photos available)

£350 or nearest reasonable offer for the whole lot

Also, a G.S.O 200mm reflector OTA plus motor focusser mirror cooling fan9x50 finder f5 lasr collimator - £175 for the lot

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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Tal 100RS Refractor

In excellent condition
Includes OTA (no eyepiece) tube rings with fitted dovetail and finder scope.
The optics and tube are in excellent condition

£150 ono

Contact Rob Wood by by phone on 07907 234840 or by email at robertwood1948@gmail.com