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GERT GOTTSCHALK MADE RITCHEY-CHRETIEN 10" F7 ASTRONOMY ASTROGRAPH TELE - $800 (CHICO)

condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: GERT GOTTSCHALK
model name / number: 10" f7 ASTROGRAPH
size / dimensions: BIG, HEAVY
10” f7 Ritchey-Chretien design astronomy astrograph telescope made by noted San Francisco Bay Area astronomer and scope builder Gert Gottschalk. Full documentation of both the chassis and mirror build as well as an expanded set of photos available on request.

As you can see the mirrors are in excellent condition, no need to recoat.

Note this scope is optimized for astrophotography, though it can be used visually it is not made for that. Also note this is not recommended for the beginner astrophotographer, it’s very complex and benefits from the users experience with such scopes and activity.

No finderscope (but it does have a bracket), no diagonal, no camera, no eyepieces, no mount. Has a Losmandy dovetail for mounting on your mount. Scope as shown weighs 33lbs so you'll need a substantial mount to carry this, one rated at about 70lbs for visual (astrophotography works best at about half factory stated visual capacity).

$800, price firm for now, thought I'd offer it semi-locally before posting it on Astromart and taking it for sale to the Golden State Star Party (GSSP) in July.

I took this in on trade but I’m not an astrophotographer so off it goes to pay for what I kept.

Cash only unless you have astro stuff of interest to me towards a trade. Local pickup/meetup in the Chico/Redding/Oroville area only, I won't ship this, however I do occasionally take a trip to the Bay Area so a meetup can be arranged.

Use the CL email system to reply, put "Gottschalk R/C astrograph" in the subject line and the same along with your name in the body of your reply or it will be ignored.

Tom

PS: I have been involved in amateur astronomy and dealing in astronomy equipment on a casual basis for 16 years, have had literally hundreds of scopes, mounts, eyepieces and accessories. Point is this is not just a garage sale find being flipped, this is being sold by a knowledgeable and experienced seller that has tested and used the equipment I offer for sale.


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