Category Archives: Classifieds

Celestron CGEM DX Mount For Sale In CNY

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

This in from CNYO email list member and local astrophotographer extraordinaire (and “regular” photographer extraordinaire at Revette Studio) Brad Loperfido. Link to the model (and pic – not the actual one being sold) below – and feel free to contact Brad directly about the mount.

celestron.com/products/cgem-dx-mount-tripod-computerized-telescope

Anyone interested in buying a CGEM DX mount? I’ve had it for 6 years now and plan on upgrading.  Tracks well and can support 50 lb load. I used it exclusively for astrophotography and it has served me well. I have two counter weights for it a 25lb and 10 lb for smaller loads.

I have pics on request.

Brad Loperfido
Revette Studio
315-463-4499
brad@revette.com
http://www.revette.com/

Bob Piekiel Updates – New eBook Formats And A Meade 16″ LX-200 Classic Available

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

Two updates from CNY’s (and Baltimore Woods’) best observing host, Bob Piekiel.

1. His Book Collection Now In eBook Format

Bob has published a number of excellent books for the committed scope owner over the years and has now brought them into the tablet age with eBook versions of all of his texts. Screen readers and international purchasers worried about shipping fees rejoice!

To see the collection and purchase books/ebooks, please see www.cnyo.org/books-by-robert-piekiel/ or send an email to piekielrl_at_netzero.net

2. Now For Sale – Meade 16″ LX-200 Classic w/Custom Optics, Tripod, Trailer And Wedge

A behemoth that has dazzled the vision of many a CNY public viewing member!

The mentioned Meade 16″ LX-200 Classic (right) from an autumn Baltimore Woods session.

Bob is selling a rare and classic Meade telescope in the CNY area. He also has an ad for the scope on the cloudynights.com website.

I am reluctantly offering for sale my Meade 16″ LX200 custom classic. Due to back problems, I can no longer easily set it up (Even with the requisite helper – it’s a two-man job). I purchased this from Meade enthusiast and spokesperson Bobby Lindsey. According to him, it was one of the first few they produced, and the opticians worked extra long and hard on the optics to make it perform much better than “normal” so it could be used to promote the scope (Jack Newton supposedly got one of the others in this batch). I have no way to prove this, but star-tests are excellent, showing almost no SA and very smooth optical surfaces.

It comes with the standard super-giant tripod, a CUSTOM wedge that I had a foundry make, plus a trailer, as seen in the photos. It comes with an 80mm finder (NOT the 50mm mounted on the scope), and also a custom R&P screw-on focuser (It does have some image-shift, the only problem I can find with it. No eyepieces or diagonal.

You must pick it up, or hire / send someone to get it, as I cannot ship it. No exceptions!

$8000. Paypal only, please.

https://www.cloudynights.com/classifieds/item/162572-meade-16-lx-200-classic-wcustom-optics-tripod-trailer-and-wedge/

Small Observatory Building Available For Free In Baldwinsville, NY

Update, 22 September 2018 – The dome is no longer available.

Greetings fellow astrophiles,

Passing along a note from the CNYO Facebook Group about a dome and building available for free in Baldwinsville. The owner, Bob Hayes, remarks that:

“…the observatory is still available to anyone that wants to disassemble and remove it. I must add that it is not a kit. I designed and built it. I’ve had people ask if it would fit in a mini-van. It’s an 8′ diameter dome setting on 5′ tall walls.”

Click on the image for a larger view.

For contact information, please send an email to info@cnyo.org and I’ll pass along your contact information to him.