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.
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.