|I live in an apartment, and have extremely limited space. So, I have decided it is time to thin my “herd” of telescopes and reclaim some desperately needed space. Ha!I would like to sell my 10 inch Orion Skyquest XT10 Classic Dobsonian telescope to someone local. I attached pictures to this email message. Here is a link to an ad for a new one:http://www.telescope.com/Telescopes/Dobsonian-Telescopes/Classic-Dobsonians/Orion-SkyQuest-XT10-Classic-Dobsonian-Telescope/pc/1/c/12/sc/13/p/102006.utsThis morning, I could not find my invoice for my telescope. I think I bought it in approximately 2005. The price of a new telescope like this is $579.99. Considering that mine is used and about 10 years old, I would sell it for $200.
I removed the tension springs that came with the telescope. In the picture, you will see the duct tape wrapped bucking magnet that I use as a counterweight. The magnet sticks to the steel tube. This works much better than the tension springs.
I replaced the secondary mirror collimation screws with Bob’s Knobs.
I installed the cooling fan which cools down the telescope quickly and significantly improves image quality. You can see the fan and battery pack in one of the pictures below.
It is not long until Christmas. Perhaps this would be a nice gift for you or someone else?
If you are interested, please contact me off-list at my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks.
I also have a number of accessories that can go with the telescope for an additional $100. Here is a list of accessories:
O A very high quality aluminum hand truck (usually called a dolly around here) with solid rubber tires. I have luggage straps for strapping the telescope to the hand truck. This has made it so easy to carry the telescope in and out of the storage building that you see in the picture!
O Second Generation Orion Lasermate Deluxe II Laser Colimator
O 2X Orion Barlow Lens
O 3X Orion Barlow Lens
O An Orion Collimating Eyepiece
O Rigel QuikFinder Red Bullseye Finder