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This is a free service where TAAS members can post equipment for sale or trade or post ads to find used equipment. Just send your ad text and a photo to Be sure to include the price and your contact information in the ad.

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For Sale: 11-inch Cassegrain Telescope
Posted: August 15, 2017

Telescope is a Vintage 1960s 11-inch Cassegrain made by John H. Ransom Laboratories, LA.

Price: $800

For Sale: Le Sueur Astro Pier and adjustable wedge
Posted: July 30, 2017

This very heavy duty pier and wedge will suport any fork mount telescope up to the 16" Meade LX200.

  • Adjustable in Alt and Az.
  • Will deliver as far as 150 miles from Edgwood.
  • Will drill hole pattern in mounting plate as desired.

Price: $150

Contact: Jim Seargeant
Phone: 505-227-4630

For Sale: Extra Heavy-Duty Paragon Field Tripod
Posted: July 22, 2017

This Paragon XHD field tripod provides support for giant binoculars, cameras, spotters, and small telescopes.

  • Adjustable aluminum-tube tripod legs with twist locks for quick and easily repeatable setup
  • Tripod legs are tri-braced to center elevator for enhanced stability, fully extended height is 68"
  • Two-way fluid pan head with tension adjustment knobs on both axes for smooth, controlled motion
  • Includes 1/4"-20 quick-release shoe, cushion/spike feet and bubble level

Price: $100

Contact: Dee Friesen
Phone: 505-856-1593

For Sale: MEADE LDX75 AR 5AT 5-inch Achromatic Refractor Telescope Optical Tube
Posted: June 14, 2017

Focal Length = 1143 mm Focal Ratio = f/9 Very good condition. Collimation screws on main objective lens. Upgraded Moonlite single speed focuser, 1.25/2.0-inch ($275 new). Accessories: Meade 8x50 viewfinder; Meade 25 mm Plossl eyepiece; 1.25-inch diagonal; Orion dovetail mounting plate; Meade tube rings; and padded carrying case.

Price: $300

Contact: Jeff Boggs
Cell phone: 505-328-2682
Home phone: 505-867-5848

For Sale: Star Testing Astronomical Telescopes: A Manual for Optical Evaluation and Adjustment, by Harold Richard Suiter
Posted: February 11, 2017

First edition, 2003 - Hard Cover, like new. Abe Books has copies in the $17 to $30 range.

Price: $15

Contact: François-Marie (FM) Patorni
Phone: (505)984-9125

For Sale: Orion StarShoot Deep Space II Color Video Camera
Posted: September 17, 2016
  • Orion StarShoot Deep Space II Color Video Camera
  • Orion StarShoot LCD/DVR 2.5" Scteen
  • Orion Video Capture Device
Paid about $760 all total, asking $400

Richard Brown
Phone: 505-679-3554

For Sale: Meade ETX90
Posted: July 21, 2016

Meade ETX 90mm with case, motorized focus, and hand controller. $200.

Joel Montoya
(505) 614-5104