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Tele Vue 5X Powermate (1-1/4")

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Hello all,

Up for sale is a 4 month-old Tele Vue 5X Powermate that I bought from Highpoint Scientific in mid-September 2019 for $218, to use for imaging on an introductory-level Meade 6" Newtonian. As a complete newbie at that point, I stumbled around with everything I tried and wasn't happy with what I was getting out of the Meade Newt; so I moved on to a second-hand Celestron 14" SCT and got rid of the Newt. None of the imaging that I want to do, as far as I know, is going to require putting a 5X magnification factor on the C14 - I think I've got enough magnification already. In fact, there's too much, and I'm selling off some gear to pay for the C14 Hyperstar I bought recently.

I used the Powermate about a dozen times, and the glass and upper body are still as new. I don't believe there are any signs of use at all, other than some mild set screw marks on the skirt. The Meade Newt I bought had the standard set screw (flat tip, not a dart tip) on the cheapo focuser and so there are some light scuffs on the skirt, but no groundhog-burrow type divets... just mild circular scuffs.

The Powermate comes with the original box, instructions, skirt cap and objective plug, and the ep set screw. Priced at $150, which includes UPS ground shipping (insured) to anywhere in CONUS. Paypal is my preferred method of payment, and if you'd like to avail yourself of the Buyer Protection plan offered by Paypal, please add $4.50 to the purchase price (for a total of $154.50) to cover the additional 3% charge made by Paypal for that option.

I'm also offering several Tele Vue ep's for sale, listed individually in the ep section. If you'd like to buy 2, or more, items at the same time (saves me $$$ on shipping) I'll offer 5% off on the total purchase price of any two, and 10% off the total price of any three ep's/Powermate. Payments may be handled separately, but this discount applies only if all items can be shipped together.

Thank you for viewing the ad. Clear skies!

Tim