As far as I know, this is the biggest amateur telescope in Kenya today.
Everything you need to start immediate viewing of the skies.
Most telescope in Kenya have 3 or 4 inches of aperture (80-100mm). This telescope has 17.5 inches (440mm) of aperture.
Maximum power for looking at star clusters, planets, galaxies & nebulae.
Extra feature no.1: Even though this thing is huge, it can be disassembled (about 30 minutes) and re-assembled (also 30 minutes). This allows you to fit the whole thing in your car. Bit of a tight fit, but possible. You don’t need a lorry to take it home with you.
Extra feature no.2: The base is on wheels. Once assembled, you can move the scope from one place to another as long as the surface is not too rough. It’s heavy (about 100kg), but it can be moved without too much difficulty. (I can move on a grass lawn...)
Extra feature no.3: FREE book on how to use a Dobsonian telescope: "Astronomy Hacks" by Thompson
Extra feature no.4: I will give you lots of computer files & programs (including sky charts) for free. Bring a flash drive. (All legal stuff with no copyright attached.)
Extra feature No.5: I will show you personally how to set up the scope, assemble it and use it.
What this sale includes:
17.5 Dobsonian telescope (see picture)
Crayford style 2-speed 2 inch focuser (see picture)
One very high quality widefield 50mm eyepiece
One high quality widefield 20mm eyepiece
One medium quality 10mm eyepiece
I am asking Ksh 60,000 for this telescope with all the above included.
The main mirror has some minor defects. But it's perfectly parabolic and the defects will not affect your viewing. This scope gives a nice crisp view of galaxies and nebula. (See picture of mirror.)
Check the web (e.g., Cloudy Nights). You won't find a better bargain anywhere in the world. A big telescope like this (17 inch) normally sells for Ksh 90,000 -- and that's used without eyepieces.
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