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   Updated 11/23/23

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This is a fine slightly used Dual-axis Platform, originally built for a 15" Obsession Classic. Can be used with other dobs in that physical size range, like a 15" or 18" Obsession UC, a 10-12" Starmaster, a 10-11" Teeter, or a 10-12" Teleport. (It is too small for any of the Orion-type dobs with the large round base).

The Platform comes with a push-button hand control that will give you a two-speed slew for centering objects in an eyepiece or on a CCD chip. You can also do auto-guiding when imaging. As a bonus, the optional built-in rechargeable battery is also included. The Platform was built for 39 degrees latitude, but is also quite suitable for any latitude in the 36-42 degree range. Price is $1750, plus crating/shipping.

Contact Tom at tomosy@nccn.net if you are interested.

This is a beautiful like-new wooden Platform originally built for an 11" Teeter Dobsonian. As a Dual-axis Platform it can be also used with a 12" Obsession or a 15" Obs UC or other similar sized dobs. Configured as a Single-axis, it will carry an 18" Obsession Classic or UC or an 8-10" Orion-type dob. This Platform was built for 40 degrees, but can be used from 37-43 degrees. The built-in rechargeable battery option is included, as well as a push-button hand control for centering objects. Price as a Dual-axis would be $1750, plus crating/shipping. Price as a Single-axis would be $1450, plus crating/shipping.

Contact Tom at tomosy@nccn.net if you are interested.