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Equipment for Sale/Trade / Celestron AVX (GEM) mount
« Last post by Jim Mack on April 25, 2024, 03:41:04 PM »
For Sale: Celestron AVX Mount, like New condition. Extras, polar alignment scope, custom bubble level and pelican case. $550.00
Jim Mack,
Equipment for Sale/Trade / Re: Celestron Nexstar 8SE 8" telescope
« Last post by Dave Smith on February 09, 2024, 02:54:05 PM »
Are there any members going to the Total Eclipse, Monday, April 8, 2024?
I'm looking to perhaps meet up with fellow travelers. I'm heading toward Polar Bluff, Missouri, in ehe path.
Equipment for Sale/Trade / Uranometria 2000.0 Three Volume Set
« Last post by Jim Mack on October 02, 2023, 11:08:57 AM »
Uranometria 2000.0 Three Volume Set. Torino, Rappaport, Lovi  1987.
Northern and Southern Hemispheres plus Field Guide. Acetate overlays are included.
Very Good condition $45.00. If interested email me,
Hi all! I just noticed recently that our area will have 60% coverage during the upcoming eclipse on the 14th. I think it will be from noon to 3 PM our time. Wondering if that would be interesting enough for a public viewing somewhere? For this one, I'm going to watch it using a camera with a solar filter. I could hook that up to a monitor and folks can watch the progress safely on the screen. Just a thought!
Equipment for Sale/Trade / Celestron Nexstar 8SE 8" telescope
« Last post by Dave Smith on August 06, 2022, 11:53:57 AM »
I have for sale one (1) Celestron Nexstar 8SE 8” telescope, with tripod..  This telescope is in like new condition. I bought it new , assembled it on the Celestron tripod , and it has never been outdoors.. I have had medical problems and no longer  have a use for this telescope..    .  It also comes with the following equipment, all brand new..

Celestron  eyepiece  accessory kit w/moon filter  ($189.95)
Celestron Zoom  8-24 zoom eyepiece   ($99.95)
Celestron 2X Barlow lens  ($89.00)
Astrozap Dew Shield   ($40.00)
Two (2) Talent Cell power cells    ($150.00)
Tripod foot stablizers  ($30.00)
Several books on astronomy

This is $2600.00 worth of equipment.

I am offering it to club members for $1000.00.  If I don’t sell it to a club member, I will put it on CN for

This equipment is all brand new, never used.  If you want to look at the equipment, please call me at 941-748-8815.


Dave Smith

 NEW PRICE  2-9-24  Price reduced to $1000 for everything...

Contact me at

Equipment for Sale/Trade / Re: FREE Observatory!
« Last post by Sean McDonald on May 24, 2022, 06:34:41 AM »
Andy Harrell and I scooped this baby up! Thank you for posting this Johnathan - we will put it to good use
Equipment for Sale/Trade / FREE Observatory!
« Last post by Jonathan Sabin on May 03, 2022, 03:44:39 PM »
Yes.... FREE!

Jason Mocherman, the head of Riverview High School's planetarium, has alerted me that the Sarasota Military Academy is looking for (hopefully!) a Local Group member who would be interested in acquiring their observatory dome. (Pictured)

It measures 6' in height, and the base is 9' x 12'.

The ONLY catch is that if you want it, you'll have to go get it yourself... or make arrangements to have it delivered to you.

If you're interested, please contact Jason via e-mail at
Equipment for Sale/Trade / Price Drop $75.00 Celestron 2” diagonal
« Last post by Jim Mack on April 27, 2022, 11:46:10 AM »
New never used, Celestron 2” mirror right angle diagonal with 2” to 1.25” adapter. Works with SCT or 2” attachment to telescope.  $75.00
Equipment for Sale/Trade / Meade Super Wedge for Sale
« Last post by Jonathan Sabin on March 14, 2022, 07:56:10 PM »
Meade Super Wedge for Sale

It will be listed on Cloudy Nights for $250... if an LGDSO member doesn't snap it up first for $150.

For all inquiries, please contact
Chris Mugrage
or e-mail:
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