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The Webfooted Astronomer - July 2001



Services for Hire

Machining for Telescope Makers! SAS member Jon Savelle can make what you need. Reasonable rates, guaranteed work. References. 206-632-6417 or

For Sale

Meade 8-inch f/4 MTS-Series Schmidt-Newtonian, circa 1987. In excellent condition, fully loaded: multi-coated optics, 2-inch/1.25-inch aluminum focuser, 8x50 mm finder, MTS fork mount, setting circles, declination slow motion, LX-3 quartz dual axis drive, 4-inch aluminum pier/tripod, vibration suppression pads, A.C. and D.C. power sources, instructions. Phenomenal deep sky scope! Coma and astigmatism that of classical f/4 Newtonians. Surprisingly good resolution and contrast. Asking $800. You know you want it! Help out an unemployed orphan. Tim McKechnie, 206-243-8028.

New Meade LX-200 f/10. Wedge, Focal reducer, Auto focuser, Eight eyepieces, 2x and 2.8x Barlows, Tele Vue 5x Powermate, Rigel PulsGuide eyepiece, 6 color filters, Celestron Polarizer, Orion Ultra Block filter, Lumion Oxy 3 filter, Dew shield, AC power supply, Kendric Quick focus, Kendric 18v18amp battery, Kendric dew removal system, Vibration pads. Scope used twice, most equipment never used. $4700 new; sell for $3300. Roger Premoe (425) 485-6044 or

Meade LX200 10-inch with field tripod and other accessories. Husband lost his battle with cancer, and scope is too large for me to handle. Barbara Warren, or by phone, home 425-775-6076 and office 425-204-7381.

Celestron C8, 12 years old with German equatorial mount, a clock drive, and some lenses. $600. Jeff Kruse,

Three telescopes from 4-inch to 14-inch, over 100 astronomy books and a collection of other astronomical paraphernalia. Pierre Stephenson, Ocean Park, Washington,, 360-665-3145.

Celestron C4.5, sturdy mount, wooden tripod, Telrad. Prefers binoculars, so scope has had little use. $350. Lynn Elliott,

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