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Status: Active  Advert Category: Telescope-Refractor  Advert # 132035
Skywatcher ED80 - modified - Moonlite focuser
I am reluctantly selling my trusty Skywatcher ED80. It was my first imaging scope and most of the images on my Deep Space Images page of my website were taken with it. It has been significantly upgraded from the stock scope. The edges of the lenses have been blackened and it is fitted with a beautiful Moonlite focuser and Moonlite hi-res stepper motor for remote electronic focusing with incredible precision (far better than the human eye can detect). The focuser has the ability to be collimated and is absolutely spot on - checked by Howie Glatter laser. To use the Moonlite stepper motor you will need a suitable controller - it is not included in the sale.

Also included in the sale are the 'above and below' Vixen type dovetails. The bottom one is for attaching the scope to the mount and the top one adds stiffness to the OTA and also provides a handy mounting place for a guide scope, DSLR for dual imaging and a handle to carry it to avoid dropping it ! Homemade dew shield included.

The Skywatcher dedicated 0.85 reducer flattener works superbly. With this in place the scope is approx. 510mm FL and f6.3 which gives a worthwhile increase in field of view and speed.

As an 'easy to get results from' scope for astro imaging the ED80 takes some beating.

New prices -

Skywatcher ED80 469

Skywatcher Reducer 169

Moonlite focuser 359

Moonlite stepper motor 185 (can be removed if not required)

Extra dovetail 18

New total 1200

Everything is in excellent condition and I will probably regret selling it. The whole outfit is yours for 750. I would much prefer cash on collection from Oban, Scotland but I am happy to travel some distance to meet and would consider posting it at extra cost.

Please note - I will not split the items up with the exception of the Moonlite Hi-Res stepper motor which I will sell on its own if the purchaser of the scope doesn't want it.

650 without the Moonlite stepper motor.

Full details and photos are here - https://sites.google.com/view/astro-imaging/items-for-sale
Price: 650
Posted on: 2017-11-24 21:01:29
Last Updated on: 2017-11-28 19:19:14
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