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The Webfooted Astronomer - December 1999



For Sale

Orion 14x70 binoculars. Japanese optics, 18mm eye relief -- good with eyeglasses. With caps, case, tripod bracket. Excellent condition. $200. Call Chris at 206-325-8085, or send e-mail to

Meade LX200 8-inch, f/6.3 Schmidt-Cassegrain. Bought in May 1994 specifically for photography. Has 65,000 object GOTO library, but not High Precision Pointing. Comes with 25mm Celestron eyepiece, 8x50 straight-through finder, field tripod, case, AC adapter, cigarette lighter adapter, cigarette to battery terminal adapter, piggyback camera mount bracket, plastic dewshield, homemade aperture stop for Moon and planetary observing, deep-cycle RV battery, and all documentation. Astrophoto accessories include Meade equatorial wedge, Celestron Radial Guider, Meade 12mm illuminated reticule eyepiece, which can be controlled from the LX200 keypad, Orion variable-length eyepiece projection adapter, T-rings for older Pentax screw mount and Canon EOS, big black card for “hat trick” exposure control, and Orion dovetail tube counterweight system. The telescope itself is in excellent condition, accessories are in new condition. I’d like to keep everything together and sell it as a group. Pictures of the scope and pictures taken with the scope can be found at: Price for the everything is $2300 obo. Pat Newton, 253-856-0642, e-mail

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