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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: Celestron NexStar 4SE
Posted: March 26, 2017

I have a Celestron NexStar 4SE telescope for sale that I have never used.

  • 6 eyepieces with carrying case 6, 8, 13, 17, 25, and 32mm
  • 7 filters
  • Computerized Hand Held Control with
  • 40,000 object database
  • Steel Tripod
  • All documents and software
  • Various cables
Price: $335

Contact:   Bruce Lambert

For Sale: Celestron CI-700 Mount
Posted: March 25, 2017

Celestron CI-700 mount and tripod made by Losmandy. Heavy-duty mount, handled my 14" SCT with ease. I have since upgraded to a CGE pro due to the added weight of photo accessories in addition to the heavy 14" scope. It can bear some weight.

Rock solid tracking, very sturdy tripod as well. I machined leg extensions and clamp collars so that it can easily be leveled.

Also comes with installed encoders and Advanced AstroMaster computer.

Price: $1,200 OBO

Contact:   Lee Maisel
Phone:   505-450-4541

For Sale: QUESTAR 3½ Standard
Posted: March 15, 2017

I just traded my 6-inch Astrophysics for a fistful of dollars and this wonderful telescope. I already have a Televue 102, I do not need a second telescope, and I need cash.

This is the Standard Questar, upgraded with the Powerguide II, with the case, solar filter and two Questar eyepieces. It is a 90mm F14.4 Maksutov Cassegrain mounted on a dual tine fork mount with single axis RA drive. The eyepiece holder accommodates Televue and other 1¼" eyepieces (no need for a Televue adapter), but you would not need the Televue eyepieces anyway.

Model number: 9-CV-3685 (CV stands for "Cervit Mirror"), probably made around 1978.

For more about this extraordinary telescope, see:

The company website is here:

One Questar Standard 3½ resides in the collection of the Smithsonian Museum of Technology in Washington, D.C.

A new Questar Standard 3½ costs between $4,000 and $5,000 depending on version.

I could do a partial trade with a Alt-Az mount with slow motion controls for my TV 102.

Price: $2,000

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

For Sale: Celestron CGE Pro Mount
Posted: March 15, 2017

For sale is my Celestron CGE Pro including the tripod and everything it came with as new. Additional items include a Pelican 1690 case, full ADM knob upgrade kit and two additional 22-lb counterweights (for a total of 3). There are some very minor scuffs here and there, but everything looks great and functions as new. I just don't want to keep hauling this gear outside each time I use it, so I'm moving to something smaller.

90-pounds of payload capacity and excellent tracking!

Price: $2,199

Contact: Austin Grant
Phone: (318) 469-9003
Location: NW Albuquerque (Ventana Ranch)

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: Canon T3i (600d) Astro Modified
Posted: February 11, 2017

I'm selling my Canon T3i. It's been modified for astrophotography by having the LPF-2 removed. This leaves it drastically more sensitive to the longer red wavelengths, especially Hydrogen alpha. Also, because the LPF-1 filter is intact, it still blocks the majority of incoming UV/IR. This makes it a perfect modification for all-around astrophotography. It will work great with camera lenses as well as telescopes. No need to purchase other filters. Autofocus is still possible by using the Live View feature within the camera.

The 18.0 megapixel sensor is great, and the articulating screen is a lifesaver for framing and focusing. The camera has right at 11,000 shutter actuations, and is in fantastic shape. There's one tiny scuff on the bottom of the screen hinge, but otherwise the camera looks new. I've taken the pics in harsh, direct flash so that you can see any possible imperfection. It also includes a battery grip and extra batteries. Here's a list of everything:

  • Canon T3i
  • Battery Grip (w/ LP-E5 tray and AA tray)
  • 3 x Batteries
  • Battery Charger
  • Neck Strap
  • AV Cables
  • Manual
  • Original Box

Price: $375

Contact:Austin Grant
Phone: (318)469-9003

For Sale: 12-inch Meade SCT
Posted: January 18, 2017

Includes a Losmandy dovetail with radius blocks, original finder scope, original visual back, an upgraded Astro-Physics visual back and an AstroZap dew shield.

The optics are in excellent condition, and this scope provides some excellent views. Minimal mirror shift, and smooth focusing. I bought this from a local member, but have decided that it's too big or I'm too small to consider it portable. It's simply not being used.

If you'd like to buy this with my Paramount MX+ I'll make you a ridiculous deal!

Price: $900

Contact: Austin Grant
Phone: (318)469-9003

For Sale: NexStar 11" GPS
Posted: September 30, 2016

I have a NexStar 11 GPS in brand new condition. I would be happy to show it to someone interested in purchasing.

Price: $1,500

Contact: Jonathan Stewart
Cell: 1-505-450-9698

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

For Sale: Celestron Celestar 8" f/10 SCT- Price Reduced
Posted: May 3, 2016
  • 25mm SMA Eyepiece
  • Star Diagonal
  • Visual Back
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • Celestron's Unique Wedgpod
  • RA Clock Drive
  • 8" Dew Zapper - 12vDC
  • Meade 2x Telenegative Barlow
  • Meade Series 3000 Plossl 16mm Eyepiece
  • Orion Skyglow UltraBlock Filter
  • Orion Skyglow SC RD Broadband Filter
  • Nylon Bag (to cover scope)
  • Doskocil Case for Lenses (foam interior)
Weight: 41 lbs. (Including Wedgpod)
Made in the U.S.A.
Very lightly used. Time to find it a new home.

Asking $600

Sylvia Whitaker
Albuquerque, NM