32" f3.05 SlipStream Telescope For Sale
Telescope is less than three years old. Having been stored and used
in a safe dry climate, the Telescope is in like-new condition.
mirrors were made by Lockwood Custom Optics, and display Mike Lockwood's
excellent optical quality.
Features of the SlipStream
Telescope structure include:
- Primary and
secondary mirrors from Lockwood Custom Optics.
- SiTech drive
- Cordless hand
control with 3-speed slew options in both Altitude and Azimuth.
- Slip clutches
on both axes gives you the ability to move the scope by hand at
anytime without losing positional accuracy. Or you can move the
scope with the cordless hand control. Seamless operation.
- Nexus digital
setting circles for full GoTo capability. Just push a button and
stand back to watch the scope slew to your chosen target and then
- Very rigid
welded aluminum rocker and mirror boxes.
- Solid aluminum
rolled altitude bearings.
- Stout 1.5"
diameter truss tubes are powdercoated black.
- Machined lower
and upper truss hardware from Aurora Precision.
welded steel mirror cell from Aurora Precision. This cell features
an 18point floating back support, a four point Floating edge support
and an easy two-knob collimation system. Nylon bolts can be screwed
against the edge of the mirror to keep the glass from shifting during
- Heavy duty
spider and secondary holder from AstroSystems.
- Custom truss
- Truss tube
transport case with pockets for the tubes.
- Separate interface
ring makes assembling the cage easy while standing on the ground.
This ring is slotted and allows you to rotate the upper cage for
best eyepiece placement.
- A fan and rechargeable
battery mounted in the mirror box to cool the mirror.
- Wheels are
provided to move and transport the lower assembly.
- A stalk and
tray is provided to carry the DSC, eyepieces, etc.
- Tight fitting
front and back mirror covers keep insects and dust out of the mirror
box when the scope is in storage.
- All aluminum
parts either anodized or powdercoated for durability. Stainless
steel fasteners used throughout.
- The scope is
furnished with removable wheels to make it easy to roll it out from
storage to your observing location.
- A low-rise
jack is provided to lift the scope up when installing or removing
the wheels - a two-minute operation.
the picture, Tom Osypowski, owner of Equatorial Platforms, stands next
to the finished Telescope.
Telescope is being offered for sale by its original owner, John McQuillan.
It is presently in an observatory in Rodeo, New Mexico and interested
buyers can see it there.
paid $54,000 for the complete Telescope in 2018. He is offering it for
sale for the very attractive price of $40,000. It can be picked up where
it is now in Rodeo, or it can be crated and sent to the buyer's location
for an added shipping fee.
inquiries about this fine Telescope, please email John McQuillan at:
see the Owner's Manual for setting up and using the Telescope, please
email Equatorial Platforms at: firstname.lastname@example.org