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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.

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For Sale: O’Connor Fluid Head & Tripod. I was cleaning out my garage the past weekend and came across this piece of equipment that needs a good home. It is a sturdy tripod with an O’Connor fluid head that I picked up a few years ago from a friend who owned a video production studio which was closing. It was originally used as a tripod and mount for video cameras, and my intent was to utilize it as a grab-and-go mount for a small telescope; however, the mounting screw is larger than 1/4″-20 and I never got around to developing a solution (I’m sure this is some industry standard and there is probably an adapter). This is very sturdy, and while well-used, everything appears to be in good working order from my point of view. It has a smooth motion head, extendible legs, feet which can transition between rubber pads (indoor) and metal spikes (outdoor), and a built in level. This was serious, professional-grade equipment when it was in use. It also comes with a heavy-duty carrying case. Please contact Trevor Braun if interested at braunth7@gmail.com or (440) 823-6276. I’d like to get $75, which is under what I paid for it, but am open to reasonable offers.

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For Sale: Orion Atlas 10″ Newtonian Telescope with Equatorial Mount and Go-To GPS:  Brand new telescope, not yet used.  Padded canvas cover made by Orion for telescope tube a free bonus, at no extra charge.  Selling for $1,000 (a $900 discount).  Contact Douglas Horne at (440) 783-1987, or by email at douglashorne112263@gmail.com

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