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Monday, January 28

Telescope for sale

Hi all,

Hope no one minds me using this as an advertising service...

I'm thinking of selling my EQ5 mount (with electric drives). It's seen several years of good service and has performed extremely well for its price range.

All of the pictures on my website (www.j.g.hunt.freeuk.com) have been taken using this mount, with unguided exposure times ranging up to 2 minutes at long focal lengths (750mm) and 10 minutes at wide field focal lengths (50mm). The accuracy of the tracking does depend on how well you polar align and balance the scope. But to be honest this is great performance - I think I got lucky with a "good one" rather than a "bad one" when it came out of the Skywatcher factory.

I'm not really sure what to ask for it, so perhaps open to offers at this stage to see if anyone is interested.

I also have an 80mm Helios refractor and a Celestron 8" SCT which I could add to the sale if someone wants the whole setup (but I'm going to keep the 6" refractor definitely).

Anyway, if anyone is interested email me: j.g.hunt@btinternet.com

Reason for sale is upgrade to an EQ6Pro.

I can provide pics of the mount/scopes if you're interested.


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