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Items listed below are on behalf of private buyers and sellers as a benefit to the membership of the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association. Ads are intended for personal, noncommercial, astronomy-related purposes only. Any transactions that result from this advertising are at the sole risk of participants; the CAA makes no warranty.


For Sale: Celestron CGE-1400 14.0″/356mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit w/ Nexstar GPS 8. Includes an SBIG Class 1 camera kit as this rig was set up to do Astrophotography. Also included in this package: many other eyepieces, guiders, extenders, reducers, T-rings, GPS, and light pollution filters (see eBay listing for full details). Equipment in operating condition but owner can no longer use. A tremendous value! Buyer must pick up; located in Brunswick, Ohio. On eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/254144672802?ul_noapp=true


For Sale: Orion 120mm Achromatic Refractor and SkyView Pro Equatorial Mount (not motorized)
Single owner for about 10 years looking to free up space. Excellent for serious beginner or intermediate user. A great step up from a table-top or grab-and-go telescope before taking the plunge into expensive, computerized/motorized equipment. A great way to learn the sky. The telescope is a 120mm, f/8.3 achromatic refractor manufactured for Orion and on Orion’s Skyview Pro equatorial mount (will do tracking via manual slow-motion controls; not motorized). Made some upgrades to both the telescope and tripod, including adding brass focus knobs and counterweights to the telescope to help it achieve more comfortable balance, custom knurled aluminum slow-motion control knobs, and a custom mounting bracket for a Telrad zero-magnification (red bullseye) finder. Condition is good, but used. Any issues are purely cosmetic. Optics are in perfect condition. Includes 1.25″ mirror diagonal, but does not include a finder scope. There are also some accessories available, including an anodized aluminum, dual-speed Crayford focuser (very smooth focus control and easy fine adjustments), and solar filter. Please contact braunth7@gmail.com for additional information or photos. Asking for $425. Inquiries about other accessories also entertained.


Photo: 12.5-inch reflector for sale

12.5-inch Reflector for Sale

Telescope for sale. We are looking to sell our telescope which we have not used for several years. Local (Valley City) seller. We would really like to find it a good home where it would be used and appreciated. Make an offer! Phone: (330) 483-3360.

Circa 1979 Meade 12.5-inch Newtonian Reflecting Telescope with equatorial mount and motor drive.

  • Eyepieces:
  • 32 mm wide-angle 2”
  • OR 6mm
  • OR 9mm
  • OR 18mm
  • OR 25mm
  • MA 12mm laminated reticle

Nebular filter
Motor drive adapter for battery hookup
Misc. parts

39 Kodak colored filters/adapter rings

Library of hardcover books on astronomy



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