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FOR SALE: Skywatcher Star Adventurer GTi

Like new. Bought in the fall and upgraded to another mount. Comes with mount head, pillar extension and tripod. Also everything included with original purchase.


Darren Delorme email (250) 882-1379

FOR SALE: Top Quality iOptron CEM-60 Mount

This centre-balanced equatorial (or CEM) mount puts the payload weight at the mount’s centre of gravity, giving a big advantage in carrying capacity and accuracy. The head weighs only 27 pounds (12.3 kg), but handles up to 60 pounds (27.2 kg) of equipment.  In all other respects, it behaves exactly like a GEM.

I’ve used this mount for a number of years and have nothing but good to say about it.  For visual use, it’s smart GOTO controller has a database of 200,000 celestial objects, polar alignment feature where Polaris is not visible and superb tracking: a resolution of 0.06 arcsec.  Other features include a magnetically loaded gear system, gear switches on both RA and DEC axes, screw/worm type latitude adjuster.  The polar alignment scope is built in and is never blocked by the RA axis.

This mount was made for astrophotography!  It has a through-head cable management system (no more ruined subs from stuck cables!)  The mount has been measured at 3.5 arcsec or better permanent periodic error correction.  Unguided exposures of a minute or more are possible and, seeing permitting, have guided 12-minute subs over extended hours. It has 32-channel GPS and integrated ST-4 guide port. It is perfectly compatible with the latest ASCOM interface standards. I’m including a 2-inch tripod, counterweight and hard aluminum carrying case.  There are many other features and I’d advise checking its specs on the iOptron site.


Doug MacDonald email (250) 884-2646 Victoria

FOR SALE: TeleVue Pronto & accessories

  • Teleview Pronto, serial #4064, 70mm, 480mm, f/6.8
  • Tele Vue Qwik Point
  • 17mm plossl
  • 48mm Nagler
  • 3x Barlow
  • Angle viewer

The telescope was purchased in 1996 and used my daughter and me until 2000 in backyard astronomy. Then it was put away in secure dry storage. It’s in very nice shape.

Asking: $850

Rob Skelly email (236) 971-1782 Pender Island

FOR SALE: Stellarvue 102 Apo refractor, HEQ 5 mount & accessories

  • Stellarvue 102 mm F7 Apochromatic Triplet
  • 10 x 60 correct image RA finder scope, F06042
  • Red dot finder, F1001
  • SVF25 focusser
  • Dielectric 99 % 1/10 Lamda viewer. D1028ECF 45 degree prism D1032
  • Pole Master (new) and home-made brass adapter
  • Skywatcher HEQ5 mount with Synscan, and Tripod
  • Eyepieces (new )
    • Explore Scientific Bressler 25mm 70 degree
    • Baader Hyperion 10mm 68 degree , modular, with various adapters
    • Planetary II, 3.2mm, SW
  • Instruction manuals and RASC books
  • Padded bag for scope
  • Aluminum box for mount etc
  • I have a skookum outdoor mount, currently in the lawn at home which I could dig up and include. It is designed to be durable and convenient and easily set to north.

Asking $3,000 or reasonable offer

John Brears – email – 250 218 1258 (Courtenay)

FOR SALE: SkyShed Pod, 2 telescopes & accessories

As the expression goes, “all good things come to an end”, even for an aging amateur astronomer. Sadly it appears that holds true for me as well. Therefore, I must part with my astronomy equipment. I have attached an inventory list describing the “stuff” that I have available, listing the original cost, the purchase date and the name of suppliers from whom the articles were purchased.

In addition, most of the articles have the original packing containers (clamshells) and all in all, are in excellent condition.

  • Meade 10″ Starfinder Newtonian c/w Equatorial Mount
  • Sky-Watcher EQ6 Pro Mount c/w Tripod & Counterweights
  • Meade LX90 12″ ACF SCT c/w Mount & Autostar Controller
  • Numerous eyepieces and filters – refer to detailed inventory list
  • XL-2 Desert Tan SkyShed Pod
  • Detailed Inventory List (pdf)

New price: approximately $20,000. Make offers.

Larry J. Samoil – email
Nanoose Bay, BC
Tel: 250.468.5757

FOR SALE: Skywatcher Flextube 200P 200mm (8”) Synscan Computerized GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope with original and bonus accessories.

Condition: Like new

  • With proper alignment, the Synscan computerized system finds thousands of celestial objects without any manual searching.
  • The Synscan system will track the object being observed, keeping it in the centre of the field of view.
  • Manual searching of objects is possible if one wishes to test one’s star-finding ability.
  • The flextube design allows for relatively easy transportation of the scope and its base in a mid-size SUV vehicle (rest base on its side in a Subaru Outback or equivalent vehicle)
  • The telescope accepts both 1.25” and 2’’ eyepieces.
  • This is not a beginner’s level telescope. Novices entering amateur astronomy should expect a high learning curve with this telescope.
  • Fully assembled. No assembly from boxes necessary. 

Original accessories:

  • The telescope come with a Plossl 25mm eyepiece, a Plossl 10mm eyepiece, an 8×50 finderscope, a 2” eyepiece adaptor, the Synscan computerized system and manuals. 

Bonus features:

  • A 2” 34 mm Sybony eyepiece providing a 2.05 degree true field of view at 35x magnification. Makes for spectacular wide starry sky viewing. My favourite eyepiece!
  • A Celestron Omni Barlow lens for doubling the magnification.
  • A SR 4mm (Symmetric Ramsden) eyepiece offering 300x power. This is a fairly low quality eyepiece which ultimately should be replaced for better quality.
  • Celestron Cheshire type collimator eyepiece for optical alignment.
  • Meade 4000 series moon filter.
  • Zhumell O-LLL filter for discerning nebulae.
  • Astro AI AC to DC Converter, 110v to 12v (necessary equipment).
  • 12 foot automobile auxiliary power outlet (plug-in) extension cord for when out in the field without a source of power for the telescope.
  • Custom made portable base for the telescope designed to:
    • wheel the telescope from points A to B when on a smooth surface (not on interlocking brick or rough surfaces) 
    • level the telescope on uneven terrain (e.g., grass, sloped driveway, etc.) with adjustment screws.
    • provide a higher base for the telescope  often promoting more comfortable viewing positions.

The owner would be pleased to instruct and to demonstrate to the buyer the operation of this telescope system.

Price: $1,900

Contact Ray Tomusiak – 250 743-5686 (Cobble Hill) – email

FOR SALE: Meade LX-90 telescope, mount & accessories

  • Meade LX-90 8” f/10
  • Telrad
  • Kendrick Dew Heater Dual Channel with 3 heaters: Corrector, Telrad and EP Kendrick Battery Pack
  • Bob’s Knobs – Collimation
  • 2” Star Diagonal (Astro-Tech)
  • Baader Hyperion Mk IV Zoom
  • TeleVue 55mm Plossl
  • TeleVue x2 Barlow
  • Meade 9mm EP
  • Chinese 32mm Plossl
  • 11⁄4” Star Diagonal (Meade)
  • AstoTech 10 x 5 RACI Finder and Base
  • Illuminated Reticle EP
  • Observing Chair
  • Comes in a fitted plastic box

Asking $3,000.00 (Less than the cost of a new LX90)

Contact: Terry Flight email (View Royal)