FOR SALE – You Pick-up ONLY

FOR SALE – You Pick-up ONLY – no posting – sorry
In VERY GOOD CONDITION, well kept in storage.

254mm Mirror Dobsonian/Newtonian complete + accessories and mods – FOR SALE – will not post it – pick up only for cash.

Overall size: ~1140mm high ~ 300mm width – should fit any car

Sky-Watcher Sky-liner 250PX Dobsonian Telescope as in image + new 10:1 focuser [new] used ONCE

Total new is ~ £. 440-499 + £. 140 [focuser] + £. 40 [rings] + £. 25 [dovetail] + other aluminium bars etc. + top dovetail vice [~ £. 25]

£. 440-499 Telescope with original base + 25mm 2″ Eyepiece
£. 140 NEW focuser 10:1 + retractable adaptor useful to go from DSLR to CCD webcam [they focus at different distance] – old modified focuser

included – I only replaced it to allow me to be able to attach a DSLR too and also have a better finer focus + stability
£. 40 2x ~300mm rings
£. 25 dovetail
£. 40 two aluminium boxed bars [top/bottom] attached to rings and dovetail – so you can fit it on a Equatorial mount of your choice – I guess

minimum EQ5 is needed – better an EQ6 or similar stronger mount.
£. 15 Decent fan + cover + ~2m cable 5.5mm / 2.5mm DC plug for keeping mirror dry when very cold

Skywatcher Skyliner 250PX with added accessories and mods

Skywatcher Skyliner 250PX with added accessories and mods

Skywatcher Skyliner 250PX with added accessories and mods Skywatcher Skyliner 250PX with added accessories and mods Skywatcher Skyliner 250PX with added accessories and mods

 

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£. 735 total [could be more, if you include the time I spent in modifying it]
Asking £. 450 cash in hand
I might accept reasonable offers – no time wasters please [really!]
I would prefer to keep it or give it to charity …

I am really sorry to let this go, as it is a good all around powerful telescope – I just cannot keep it – not enough space and getting too heavy for me [I am older!].

Asking £. 450 cash in hand –  this is a WELL kept telescope – mirrors as new – you pick it up – do not have a decent box + padding for sending and it would also cost too much.

I do have original boxes for Finder scope and 2″ eyepiece and BOTH mirrors are in PERFECT condition – no erosion – I keep my gear as best as I can!
There are a few scratches on external body even a careful handler like me could not avoid!

Reason for selling it: I do not use it very much as I have other telescopes + I am getting older and it is starting to get too heavy for me and not much room left!
You can setup an EQ6 and enjoy it – where I am – I am tight in space and do not have a shed – not even the space for it!

If you are a good DIYer, I wonder if one could shorten the Focal Length from 1200mm (F/4.7 ) to 1000mm and take it down to F3.9 and officially becomes an Astrograph
Here is an example to shorten it by 50mm ( 2″ ) to help a DSLR to focus