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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 webmaster@taas.org. Be sure to include the price and your contact information in the ad.

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For Sale: Meade 12-inch LX200
Posted: October 19, 2017

This is a previously-owned 12-inch LX200 with heavy-duty tripod and wedge. Includes power supply, 2-inch diagonal, 8x50 finder scope, electric focuser, and an extra (new) hand controller.

Price: $1000 OBO

Contact: FHoward Brewington
Phone: (575)496-8616
EMail: comet_brewington@msn.com


For Sale: Astro Tech (8-inch f/4) Imaging Newtonian
Posted: October 19, 2017

This is a previously-owned Astro Tech (8-inch f/4) Imaging Newtonian on a Meade LX200 fork mount. Includes a power supply, finder scope, and hand controller. Does not have a tripod or wedge.

Price: $200 OBO

Contact: FHoward Brewington
Phone: (575)496-8616
EMail: comet_brewington@msn.com


For Sale: Meade SCT, LX200GPS 10"
Posted: October 6, 2017

The scope is a LX200GPS 10" SC, there are a lot of accessories, including a Meade LPI CCD camera and a carrying case for the scope.

Price: $3000

Contact: Richard Sass
EMail: betelgeuse@tularosa.net


For Sale: Orion SkyQuest XT12g
Posted: October 6, 2017

12-inch fully motorized GoTo Dobsonian reflector telescope with dual-speed Crayford focuser, EZ Finder II reflex sight and eyepiece rack.

Price: $1350

Contact: Myles Lasner
Phone: (505)980-0317
EMail: saxophile@comcast.net


For Sale: T-Ring for Nikon
Posted: October 6, 2017

Price: $15

Contact: Myles Lasner
Phone: (505)980-0317
EMail: saxophile@comcast.net


For Sale: Orion Q70 38mm Eyepiece
Posted: October 6, 2017

2-inch barrel, 70 degree FOV.

Price: $80

Contact: Myles Lasner
Phone: (505)980-0317
EMail: saxophile@comcast.net


For Sale: Orion Deepview 28mm Eyepiece
Posted: October 6, 2017

2-inch barrel.

Price: $50

Contact: Myles Lasner
Phone: (505)980-0317
EMail: saxophile@comcast.net


For Sale: TeleVue Powermate 4x
Posted: October 6, 2017

2-inch barrel.

Price: $260

Contact: Myles Lasner
Phone: (505)980-0317
EMail: saxophile@comcast.net


For Sale: Crayford 2-inch Refractor Focuser
Posted: October 6, 2017

From Orion, dual-speed

Price: $125

Contact: Myles Lasner
Phone: (505)980-0317
EMail: saxophile@comcast.net


For Sale: Celestron RS-232 Cable
Posted: October 6, 2017

Price: $10

Contact: Myles Lasner
Phone: (505)980-0317
EMail: saxophile@comcast.net


For Sale: Celestron USB to RS-232 Cable
Posted: October 6, 2017

Price: $15

Contact: Myles Lasner
Phone: (505)980-0317
EMail: saxophile@comcast.net


For Sale: Celestron Polar Finder
Posted: October 6, 2017

Polar Finderscope-CG-5 #94224

Price: $30

Contact: Myles Lasner
Phone: (505)980-0317
EMail: saxophile@comcast.net


For Sale: Tripod Dolly
Posted: October 6, 2017

Price: $250

Contact: Myles Lasner
Phone: (505)980-0317
EMail: saxophile@comcast.net


For Sale: Meade LX200 12-inch Telescope Package
Posted: September 7, 2017

The TAAS Telescope Loan Program is offering a 12-inch Meade LX200 telescope system for sale. This telescope was donated to TAAS and has been infrequently used in the Telescope Loan Program. It is in very good condition. Any reasonable offer is welcome. Items included are:

Optics: 12-inch f/10 (3048mm focal length)

Accessories:

  • 8x50mm Finderscope
  • AutoStar II Handset
  • 2-inch Diagonal w/1.25-inch adapter
  • Microfocuser
  • Microfocuser to read cell adapter
  • 2-inch to 1.25-inch Microfocuser adapter
  • 25-foot power cord
  • Heavy duty tripod
  • Instruction manual
Price: $1800

Contact: Jim Fordice
Email: telescope_loans@taas.org
Phone: (505) 803-3640

For Sale: Losmandy Gemini 1 L4 mount
Posted: August 31, 2017

Offered is my trusty old Losmandy Gemini 1 L4 mount. Originally a CG-11, it has seen many upgrades including:

  • Ovision worm block on RA - very smooth tracking
  • Correctly etched reticle polar finder scope
  • Tri-lobe lock knobs for RA and DEC
  • Gemini Level 3 -> Level 4
The mount is being sold without a tripod, but comes with:
  • Long and shorty weight bars
  • 11 lb. and 21 lb. counterweights
  • Polar scope illuminator
  • Spare parts, bearing plates, Gemini printed manual.
Let me know if you have questions.

Price: $2200

Contact: Peter Lipscomb
EMail: pslipscomb@gmail.com
Cell: (505)577-7141

For Sale: Telescoping ramps for your ... telescope
Posted: August 27, 2017

Seeking a good home for these telescoping telescope ramps. When extended they are approximately 10 feet long and are in good to very good condition. They include solid aluminum ends, aluminum guides and are suitable for a large Dob. The boards are pressure treated, which means they are very durable but heavy.

Dimensions:

  • Boards: 2x8
  • Collapsed thickness: 4 inches
  • Collapsed length: 73 inches
  • Extended length: 120 inches

Price: $50, firm

Contact: Jim Roucis
EMail: jim@roucis.com
Cell: (719)651-9663


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
Contact: m.hugheshals@yahoo.com


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
Email: taasdee@comcast.net
Phone: 505-856-1593

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
EMail: fmpatorni@earthlink.net