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    This scope is way to big for me to handle. I am open to reasonable offers.

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    Default Re: 8 inch apo

    Damn! Now I got drool all over my keyboard... again....
    Nice piece of kit.
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    Default Re: 8 inch apo

    That's BIG...
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    Default Re: 8 inch apo

    It may be in your earlier thread, but what is the weight of the OTA?

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    I have never weighed it Dave. I will get some help and put it on a bathroom scale. I am curious my self as to what it weighs.

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    Default Re: 8 inch apo

    For comparison, my 5 inch, f/16 Unitron is about 81 inches from objective to focuser...and weighs exactly 22 lbs with dew cap and a nice 10x40mm viewfinder. Works well on my Losmandy G-11

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    Default Re: 8 inch apo

    Hi! I just joined the site and saw this scope. Do you still have it? What is it's history?
    I am setting up a large roll-off oberservatory in AZ but I am stuck here in Gulf Shore AL until the house sells! So I am a short drive to Biloxi.
    I have mounts that can handle a scope this size out there and would like to take it with me next trip (the last move) if it is something that would be a good addition to the collection.
    Tom Blyzka

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    Can you send to Russia?

 

 

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