For sale – Orion SkyQuest XT12 purchased in 2008, 1500mm FL, f4.9; excellent condition, locking casters installed on base, secondary screws upgraded to Bob’s Knobs, center spot is a CatsEye (yellow hotspot), slip-on cover on bottom of tube, instruction manual included. No finder but still has original bracket and is drilled for Telrad. If eyepieces are needed, an Orion DeepView 28mm (54x) and an Orion Stratus 8 mm (188x) can be included.
Retail on the scope was $750, eyepieces and Bob’s Knobs add up to about $225. Difficult to assess current value of the scope from online searches so I will spot the scope at $200 and the eyepieces at $125. The scope saw modest use and the 2 eyepieces have been used < 10 times each.
If you are just starting out in astronomy, I would also be delighted to help you with learning to use the scope. I also have a DIY transport rack for the OTA (configured for a Honda van) at no cost, if interested.
Contact Mickey Owen @ 864-420-7223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.