Telescope wanted

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    Dr Paul Leyland

    It looks like I am not going to be returning to La Palma any time soon as the entire island is in lock-down. Accordingly, my telescopes there are not going to be used by me or by anyone else. Although a good deal of historical data is on disk and needs analysis or re-analysis, it would be nice to be able to do some more VS estimates in the interim.

    Accordingly, I’m looking for a scope in the 15-30cm aperture range, preferably on a portable mount such as a Dobsonian. The back garden is a lousy site and I can’t justify anything which requires outdoor housing.

    Does anyone have anything suitable I could purchase or, perhaps, borrow? Proximity to Cambridge would be a big advantage.


    Denis Buczynski

    Paul how about this which is currently on the ASTROBUYSELL website:

    159452 For Sale Active No Photo
    Zhumell Z12, 12″ Dobsonian Refector Telescope with F5 focal ratio £150 2020-03-09 13:34:57 YORK, England

    I have no link with the seller, I do not know what the condition is.

    Dr Paul Leyland

    Unfortunately that one has been sold, so I’m still in the market.

    Jeremy Shears

    Paul, another place to look at is Stargazers Lounge for sale.

    I think you need to be logged in to actually reply.

    Dr Paul Leyland

    Funny you should say that…

    Already checked before you posted. Nothing there but I placed an ad in the Wanted forum.



    I have a 6″ Triplet made by Beacon Hill the is now surplus to my requirements having recently bought a Takakaski scope. It is fitted with an electronic focuser and a Baader Planitarium 60 mm finder scope.



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