is anyone into astronomy? meade ETX 125

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  1. Furbz

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    Hi Guys,

    just a general question

    is anyone into astronomy here?

    i have a meade ETX 125 scope that needs to find a new home.

    wanting to see if there is anyone who may take an interest

    Regards
     
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    Errr. Jupiter's incidence in Uranus seems to predict you're referring to astronomy? :)

    Let's see pics!
     
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    BWAHAHAHAHHA!!!

    brain fart!!

    My apologies, ASTRONOMY.


    yeah, my dad has a decent scope at home gathering dust, figured i'd see if it was worthwhile making it available here
     
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    I did a google. Don't really know my maks from my refracts but that looks like a nice piece of kit. How much? I'm pretty sure you'll get a nibble or two.
     
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    it looks exactly like the one in this picture.
    phoning around i got a ballpark figure that second hand ones go for around half the price of buying new.
    New prices are R16k
    so i'll be looking at around the R8k mark?

    etx125-3.jpg

    etx125-3.jpg
     
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    Nice. If I had 8K I'd buy it in a flash.
     
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    i'll be sending out a few emails to people in the know this weekend and come back with a more solid price.

    its a great little scope, i often borrow it from the ole man and use it up in Kruger where the sky is crystal clear.
     
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    @Quintin, i have a nice toy available for you?
     
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    Hey @Furbz might be keen could you give me a list of everything that comes with it. So if I can have first dibs pending items included
     
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    Hey man weekend come and gone any news for me;)
     
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    sorry bud,

    just waiting for my parents to get back from capetown ( i dont have keys to their home)
    i'll take pictures and put it all up here.

    sorry about the delay
     
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    Hey @Furbz, no problem will await pics. Did a bit of investigation my side and don't want to put a dampner on things;) when you said new goes for 16k, but Lynx Optics JHB said new the scope goes for 8700 ex vat and that has been discontinued overseas. Not sure if you or your parents selling but might need to relook at selling price. Am still keen but and would like 1st dibs pending price and exact condition and accessories coming with scope. Thanks Bud
     
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    @WarrenElvis,

    thanks, i'll give them a call and confirm that that price is inclusive of all parts, that price sound very low for this scope, if its true jump on it!
     
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    If you could check would appreciate it bud as not sure what extra parts yours has. If you could let me know. Guys name was Michael i think seemed to quite knowledgeable and they are the main agents for Meade
     
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    Yeah did see that one online. yours as per listing ETX 125 , online one is ETX 125AT with autostar so will wait for the full breakdown of which one you have. So maybe thats what they quoted on.
     
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    @WarrenElvis

    i know that is has 2x computer controllers with the setup.
    a basic one and a more advanced one. once you have setup the scope, using the computer it will move and align the scope(via a electrically guided stand) up to the desired planet, stars etc.

    http://www.meade.com/autostar/autostars.html

    theses are the controllers, i'll have to confirm which ones we have.

    its a very neat and relatively easy setup to use once you get the hang of it.
     
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    @WarrenElvis,

    i will upload pictures of everythnig tonight
     
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    cool thanks bud
     
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