MEADE ETX-125EC TELESCOPE + EXTRAS Upgraded Controller Electric Focus XLNT CONDSee original listing
31 Jul, 2012 02:02:55 BST
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Bedford, Texas, United States
Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
*** Check my other auctions for the tripod and lots of other NEW and barely used accessories for this scope. Let me know if you would like a package deal! *** I am the original owner and take great care of all of my gear.
This auction is for my MEADE ETX-125EC ASTRONOMICAL TELESCOPE (good for TERRESTRIAL viewing also), all original items including lenses, Autostar (Updated) Controller and Software, AC Power Adapter, 12 Volt Car Auto Power Adapter. EXTRAS include Updated Autostar Software + Disk plus Updated Autostar Hand Controller ($100 Upgrade), plus the #1247 Electronic Focus with Handcontroller!! ($150 Upgrade) ALL in EXCELLENT FUNCTIONAL AND COSMETIC CONDITION! Once you have used this Multi-Speed Electronic Focus Controller you will never go back to having to turn a focus knob by hand again. No more knocking yourself off target or tracking! The original focus knob is included. This is a great and easy to use telescope that cost me over $1000 new, before the upgrades! Easy to set up and completely portable, and the viewing is beautiful. It easily finds any item listed in the database of the hand controller (many thousands!) and then moves to it automatically, locks on and tracks it perfectly. I am selling it because I don't have enough time to enjoy it. Most of the accessories I am selling for it are New, completely unused.
Any apparent flaws in the photos are reflections or dust only! The glass is perfect and all hardware is near mint, no scratches or damage or flaws.
See my other auctions for the #887 Advanced Field Tripod w/ Soft Carrying Case, Meade LPI Lunar Planetary Imager (can be used for any telescope), NEW Celestron Telescope Eyepiece and Filter Accessory Kit 94303, Meade LPI Lunar Planetary Imager + Autostar Suite Software (brings digital images directly to your computer from telescope, no camera needed, and can control scope remotely directly from computer!, NEW Bescor 7.2 Amp Telescope Shoulder Battery Pack with Cigarette Socket Output with Charger (for many hours of extended operation anywhere without power), NEW Class "A" JMB Identi-View Solar Filter, NEW Shutan Camera Soft Carrying Case for ETX 125-EC.
Shipped in its original protective shipping box! 24 pounds and 11"x15"x24". USA shipping is FEDEX fully insured, $30 to $45 depending on your location in the lower 48 (the calculator should be working). AK & HI ask. I will be happy to combine shipping cost with any of my other auctions. International shipping cost will be exactly whatever USPS mail with insurance and tracking is to your confirmed address, to be determined after the end of the auction. Please Paypal within 2 days and I will ship within two days. I have 100% Positive Feedback over 11 years. Please contact me before bidding if you have less than 5 feedbacks in the previous 12 months or have less than 99% positive feedback rating. Thanks
Optical Systems: Manufactured entirely at the Meade Irvine, California, facility, ETX Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes produce optical performance and resolution that equal or exceed any Maksutov optics of similar apertures ever manufactured at any price, past or present. Optics so high in contrast, image brightness, and resolution that ETX-90EC, ETX-105EC, and ETX-125EC models often out-perform many telescopes of larger apertures.
Fork Mounts with Standard-Equipment Dual-Axis Drive System and Electronic Controller: The fork mountings of ETX Maksutov-Cassegrain models include high-torque DC motors on both telescope axes, permitting electronic operation from the standard-equipment plug-in hand controller. Use the pushbutton electronic controller at any of four dual-axis speeds: 8x sidereal for image centering in the main telescope at high power; 32x for image centering at lower powers or for pushbutton object-tracking in the altazimuth mode; 0.75°/second for image centering in the viewfinder or for terrestrial tracking; 5°/second for fast slewing across the sky. The observer can instantly select any of these speeds simply by depressing the SPEED button on the controller.
Altazimuth or Equatorial Operation: With the telescope placed in the altazimuth mode on a table, astronomical object-tracking may be accomplished from the directional pushbuttons of the hand controller. Fully automatic astronomical tracking in the altazimuth mode may be accomplished with the optional Autostar Computer Controller. Alternately, any ETX telescope may be mounted in the equatorial orientation, using either an optional Table Tripod or the Deluxe Field Tripod. In this latter case the telescope tracks celestial objects automatically at the sidereal rate.
Cordless Field Operation: The drive base of each telescope accepts eight (user-supplied) AA-batteries that power the telescope for more than 40 hours of normal usage, negating any requirement for an external power source in the field. Alternately, the telescope may be powered from an automobile cigarette lighter plug, using the optional #607 Power Cord.
Flip-Mirror System: Flip the internal, optical-flat mirror "up" for observing in the standard 90° position; flip the mirror "down" for terrestrial observing with the optional #932 45° Erecting Prism or for photography with the optional #64 T-Adapter.
Materials and Coatings: ETX optical systems include a Maksutov meniscus corrector lens of Grade-A BK7 optical glass. This lens is individually hand-figured by a Meade master optician to achieve an optical null in combination with the Pyrex primary mirror. High transmission magnesium fluoride (MgF2) coatings on both sides of the correcting lens, as well as aluminum/silicon monoxide coatings on the primary and secondary mirrors, are provided as standard equipment.
Standard Equipment: Meade ETX Astro Telescopes are supplied as complete instruments. Standard equipment includes a premium-grade Meade Series 4000 Super Pl?sl 26mm eyepiece for 48X with the ETX-90EC, 57X with the ETX-105EC, or 73X with the ETX-125EC. The 8 x 21mm viewfinder of the ETX-90EC incorporates an internal roof prism that results in an erect-image orientation, facilitating the quick location and field-centering of both terrestrial and astronomical objects. ETX-105EC and ETX-125EC models are supplied with an 8 x 25mm right-angle viewfinder for comfortable object-sighting with the larger instruments.
Optional Accessories: Over 20 optionally available eyepieces permit magnification ranges of from 31X to over 300X with the ETX-90EC, from 37X to over 400X with the ETX-105EC, or from 48X to over 450X with the ETX-125EC. Meade Super Pl?sls are excellent eyepieces with any ETX model, or use a Meade Super Wide 13.8mm, 18mm, or 24.5mm ocular for spectacular moderate-power, wide-angle observing. The #126 2x Barlow Lens, a special short-focus Barlow ideally suited to ETX systems, doubles the power of any eyepiece. For terrestrial photography or astrophotography of the Moon and planets, the #64 T-Adapter threads to the telescope's rear cell and, with the appropriate T-mount, accepts any 35mm camera with removable lens.
ETX-125EC Astro Telescope: With twice the light-collecting area of the ETX-90EC, the ETX-125EC permits a much broader range of astronomical study. Jupiter's cloud belts, for example, are observable at a significantly heightened level of detail, with whirls and festoons and the Great Red Spot readily visible as they transit the planet's disc; the Cassini division in Saturn's rings is routinely seen, as are additional features of the planet's surface, even under less than perfect seeing conditions; microfine lunar detail beyond the reach of smaller telescopes can be resolved in the ETX-125EC. In deep-space the ETX-125EC's larger aperture enables the observation of galaxies and nebulae in much wider extension and permits the resolution of celestial objects as faint as magnitude 12.5. The entire Messier listing of 110 objects is now not only visible, but, in addition, every object takes on a readily discernible structure. The observer who accepts astronomy as a serious field of interest will find the Meade ETX-125EC a deeply satisfying instrument for a lifetime of high-resolution astronomical study.