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Ron Levandoski

The Eagle Nebula from the Copernicus Observatory in SW Utah

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  RC OPTICAL RITCHEY-CHRETIEN F/8.4                                                                         


            Scope always housed in my observatory since new
            Finest Ultra Low Expansion optics

            Primary Strehl ratio 0.943. Certified 1/25 wave RMS or better
            Solid Carbon Fiber tube with white gloss finish

            RCOS Telescope Command Center (TCC 1) with hand controller, both functioning

            Precision Instrument Rotator (PIR)

            Takahashi collimating scope

            Dovetail plates (top and bottom)

            Losmandy Mounting Rings for a finder scope (scope not included)

            NOTE: Optics are excellent, however primary mirror is due for recoating by Spectrum

                         Coatings (~350 + shipping)

    Cost New: $29,800

    OPTIONAL ACCESSARIES                                                                                       

    Optec Intelligent Filter Wheels.                                         ($2,200)

            Two filter wheel controllers and three filter wheels with 2” filters.

                        UBVRI, RGB-IR, Ha, red continuum


   FeatherTouch focuser for inline focus back-up.              ($400)                 


   AstroPhysics 2”Max Bright Diagonal                                  ($300)


   AstroPhysics 2.7” extension tube set                                 ($200)


   CCD Cameras: ST 8300C ($600) ST 402ME ($200), Atik Infinity ($400)


Items are available for inspection and pick-up in San Rafael, CA.

Please e-mail me for further details, or questions.


Steven Menaker