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TAAS Auction

From time to time TAAS offers members the chance to bid on surplus equipment. The current offerings are shown below. Bidding is restricted to active TAAS members only.

Item Inspection
Clicking on any of the images below provides an enlarged view of the item. You can arrange to view any item by contacting the Telescope Loan Coordinator at telescope_loans@taas.org.

Bidding
To bid, click on the "Bid" button associated with the item. Like Ebay, you may place your maximum bid and, if it is greater than the current bid, your current bid will only be set high enough to beat the existing current bid. Your current bid will be automatically increased, up to your maximum, to beat other bids that may be received. You may raise your maximum bid at any time by submitting a new bid for the item. All bids must be in whole dollar amounts.

When you place a bid, you will be assigned a unique bidder ID number. The same bidder ID number will be used for all bids and all items in the auction. The bidder ID number of the current high bidder and the current high bid is displayed alongside each item. This way you can see if you are the current high bidder without disclosing bidder names.

Conclusion
All auctions are set to conclude at 9:00 pm, August 10th. However, if bidding is still active when the conclusion date approaches, the auction will not conclude until 24 hours have passed without a new high bid.


Orion SpaceProbe 130 EQ Reflector
130mm aperture. 900mm focal length. f/7. 6x30 finderscope. Equatorial mount with slow motion handles. 1.25 focuser. This is a capable beginner telescope. Good condition.

Current high bid: $26
High bidder ID: 67
Auction Concludes: 9:00 pm, August 10th


Meade Model 4504 Reflector
114mm aperture. 910mm focal length. f/8. No finderscope. The equatorial mount R.A. and Dec gears need repair. 0.96 focuser. This telescope is not useable without repair. Poor condition.

Current high bid: $1
High bidder ID: 531
Auction Concludes: 9:00 pm, August 10th


Galileo FS-80 Reflector
80mm aperture. 800mm focal length. f/10. Red dot finderscope. ALT-AZ mount. 1.25 focuser. This is a very simple beginner telescope. Fair condition.

Current high bid: $1
High bidder ID: 531
Auction Concludes: 9:00 pm, August 10th


Galileo FS-135DX Reflector
135mm aperture. 1100 focal length. f/8.1. Red dot finderscope. ALT-AZ mount. 6.5 to 16mm zoom eyepiece. 25mm astroscopic eyepiece. 3x Barlow. Galileo Planetarium v1.18 software (CD-ROM). This is a decent beginner telescope. Fair condition.

Current high bid: $11
High bidder ID: 531
Auction Concludes: 9:00 pm, August 10th


Manfrotto 3021BPRO Tripod
No head. 69 height. 13 lb. maximum load. This is a very capable and portable tripod. Good condition.

Current high bid: $73
High bidder ID: 468
Auction Concludes: 9:00 pm, August 10th


Wedge for Large SCT
Originally used with a Meade 14 LX-200 SCT. Very solid and in very good condition.

Current high bid: $5
High bidder ID: 30
Auction Concludes: 9:00 pm, August 10th


Telescope Pier
This pier was originally used with a Meade 14-inch LX-200 SCT. It includes a plate that is labeled "Genuine MTTY Tough Plate." 36 inches tall. Good condition.

Current high bid: $51
High bidder ID: 30
Auction Concludes: 9:00 pm, August 10th


Meade LXD55 Go-To Equatorial Mount
AutoStar Handbox. This is a lightweight, portable mount. Payload capacity is about 13 lbs. Fair condition.

Current high bid: $15
High bidder ID: 125
Auction Concludes: 9:00 pm, August 10th


Equatorial Mount
This is a simple equatorial mount with wooden legs. Good condition.

Current high bid: $17
High bidder ID: 135
Auction Concludes: 9:00 pm, August 10th


Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ Reflector
Model 21049. 127mm aperture. 1000mm focal length. f/7.9. 4mm and 20 mm eyepieces. 1.25 focuser. 3x Barlow. 5x24 finderscope. Equatorial mount. This telescope is brand new and comes in an unopened box. This is a very capable and portable beginner telescope. Excellent condition.

Current high bid: $94
High bidder ID: 512
Auction Concludes: 9:00 pm, August 10th


Selsi 60mm Refractor
60mm aperture. 800mm focal length. f/13.3. Wood case. ALT-AZ mount. 18mm and 25mm 0.96 eyepieces. 0.96 focuser. Finderscope. 2x Barlow. Wood tripod. This is a vintage telescope. If you were purchasing a refractor in the 1960s this is the kind of telescope you would have been found. Good condition.

Current high bid: $12
High bidder ID: 89
Auction Concludes: 9:00 pm, August 10th


GOTO-HY-Scope Refractor
Model 451. Doublet. Achromatic. Very nice wooden case. 60mm aperture. 900mm focal length. f/15. 6mm and 10mm 0.96 eyepieces. 0.96 focuser. Finderscope. Diagonal. No tripod. This is a vintage telescope and is typical of the long refractors that were in common use in the 1960s.

Current high bid: $78
High bidder ID: 30
Auction Concludes: 9:00 pm, August 10th


Meade 4500 Reflector
114mm aperture. 910mm focal length. f/8. Equatorial mount. 6x30 finderscope. 25mm eyepiece. 1.25 focuser. In original box. This is a good beginner telescope. Good condition.

Current high bid: $1
High bidder ID: 531
Auction Concludes: 9:00 pm, August 10th


Equatorial Mount Head
Head only. Fair condition.

Current high bid: $1
High bidder ID: 135
Auction Concludes: 9:00 pm, August 10th


Celestron NexStar 114 Reflector
114mm aperture. 1000mm focal length. f/8.8. 10mm and 25mm Wide Angle SMA eyepieces. 1.25 focuser. NexStar Hand Controller. Orion EZ Finder II. Orion LaserMate Collimator. In original box. This is a capable Go-To system that is in very good condition.

Current high bid: $51
High bidder ID: 89
Auction Concludes: 9:00 pm, August 10th


Losmandy Dovetail Plate
24 long. Excellent condition.

Current high bid: $52
High bidder ID: 87
Auction Concludes: 9:00 pm, August 10th


ADM Side by Side Plate
Losmandy Dovetails. Used for mounting two optical systems side by side. Accepts D and V series dovetail plates. Excellent condition.

Current high bid: $76
High bidder ID: 125
Auction Concludes: 9:00 pm, August 10th


Meade DS-2090MAK
Go-To Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope. 90mm aperture. 1250mm focal length. f/13.8. Red dot finder. AutoStar Handbox. Moon filter. 26mm and 9.7mm Plossl eyepieces. 1.25 focuser. This is a capable beginner Go-To system. Good condition.

Current high bid: $40
High bidder ID: 255
Auction Concludes: 9:00 pm, August 10th


Celestron 8 SCT
Tube only. Includes a visual back with a 2 diagonal. Very good condition.

Current high bid: $100
High bidder ID: 251
Auction Concludes: 9:00 pm, August 10th