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QSI 683wsg-8

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Selling my lightly used QSI 683wsg-8.  Bought this approx 2 years ago from an Amart seller.  It’s in excellent condition.  No issues. The sensor is the Kodak KAF-8300 with microlensing and antiblooming protection. The OAG camera port has the C-mount option; however, I was able to find a 6mm spacer and attach my STi with no problems reaching parfocus with imaging sensor (Guide camera not included).

Kit includes: The wsg-8 Camera body, 8-pos 1.25” filter wheel (filters not included), USB and power (Anderson pole) cables, hard case, and some tools to remove plate and adjust OAG rotator.  Selling to fund a new project.

I also have the ws-g upgrade (QSI-QSI081)  kit as a separate item (will consider separate sale).  I ordered a QSI-0151 (plate only) to use with my camera lenses for wide field work; but QSI shipped the upgrade kit (QSI0181).  Must have felt guilty about the 11-month delay (early in the pandemic). The 0181 kit includes the ws-8 cover, a second filter wheel, and a plate spacer for additional back focus if necessary.  This upgrade lists for $571.  (The 0151 sells for $362 or so).  I’ll throw in the upgrade kit (0181) for an additional $250.  SOLD

The camera is an excellent match for OTAs between 500 and 1100mm fl.  I’ve captured some of my better DSOs using this camera.  Two are shown above: NGC 281 using a Tak FSQ (image scale 2.1) and IC1871 using a TEC 140 (image scale 1.13).  

Asking $1200 for the camera kit and $250 for the ws-8 upgrade or $1350 for both.  I'll cover shipping within CONUS.  If using paypal, please use FF option or add 3% for fees.

Thanks for looking