Second-hand equipment for sale

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May 2023


Telescope Pier – Similar to images below

Shaun Overmeyer – 083 462 5695 –

May 2023

Oberwerk BT100-45 astronomical binoculars

3 pairs of Oberwerk eyepieces (8, 12 & 16mm)
Carry case
Tripod with alt-az mount
Condition good
Deceased estate sale – location Uniondale
Serious offers R 16 000

Warwick Steane – 082 348 4705 –

May 2023

Celestron Nexstar 127SLT Maksutov-Cassegrain

With Auto tracking computerized alt-az mount and tripod
Mint condition 2.5 years old

Power tank and charger
Eyepieces and Barlows
Canon T Ring camera adapter
Accessories case

Reason for selling – Emigration
Collection only (Kempton Park, Gauteng)
Price R 18 000 – cash on collection

Wayne Scheepers – 073 997 9753 –

May 2023

Deceased Estate

Mostly Celestron, William Optic and Baader equipment.
Telescopes, eyepieces, filters and accessories.

Too many items to list here, please see live spreadsheet at

Generally excellent condition
Prices listed in the spreadsheet

Susan McNaughton – 082 441 2680 –

April 2023

Meade Star Navigator 130 Telescope

Meade Star Navigator 130 Telescope
Audiostar computerised alt-az mount and tripod
Eyepieces 9mm and 26mm
Red Dot Finder
Celestron Barlow T-adaptor
Meade telescope bag

Condition excellent, barely used
Price R 8 500 (shipping to own account)
Location: Hilton, Pietermaritzburg

Megan O’Connor – 082 441 0295 –

March 2023

Celestron 8″ EdgeHD scope and accessories

Celestron 2″ and 1.25″ diagonals
Celestron Luminos 2.5 barlow for 1.25″ and 2″ eyepieces
Celestron 1.25″ plossl 40mm eyepiece
Televue 2″ Panoptic 35mm eyepiece
Celestron .7 focal reducer
T-Ring and T-Adapter for Canon EOS camera
Extra small and large dovetails
Finder scope 9×50
Dew shield

Excellent condition
Price R 50 000 neg

Equipment in Durban

John Gill – 083 378 8797 –

March 2023

Intes-Micro 152mm F5.9 Mak-Newt

Tripod and extensions
APM or Explore Scientific eyepieces – 20, 13, 9, 5.5 and 3.5 mm
2 x Laser finders and battery rechargers
Celestron 2-inch UHC filter
Orion padded telescope case
Orion laser collimator
Cheshite tube

The telescope is nearly perfectly collimated and I haven’t had to recollimate in the last 7 years. The Intes-Micro 152mm scope has its original shipping papers and documentation from Orion (where it was marketed under the “Argonaut” badge.)

It gives a perfect Airy disc and partial first diffraction ring at 257x in the 3.5mm 100° eyepiece — at that power the Trapezium looks like the Pleiades to the naked eye.

The secondary is only 21% of the primary diameter, which makes it a superb lunar and planetary scope with minimal contrast loss due to secondary shadow.

It is a perfect startup system for a newcomer

Price R 24 000

Dana de Zoysa – 083 347 0856 –

March 2023

Meade  ETX-70 on computerised alt-az mount

Autostar controller
25mm eyepiece
Tripod in carry bag
Good condition
Location: Craighall Park area

Price R 4 000

Leo Ming – 083 378 0468 –

February 2023

Celestron 114LCM Scope, “GoTo” Mount & Case

Includes 3 x eyepieces, barlow, external battery, laser pointer and travel case

Price is R 6 000 neg

Equipment in Durban

John Gill – 083 378 8797 –

December 2022

Celestron CPC 800 GPS XLT

Including accessories:
– Hand Control
– Star Diagonal
– T Adapter
– Eye Piece
– Finder scope

Price: offers on R 40 000

Pretoria / Johannesburg area

Peu Senyolo – 068 531 5133 –

October 2022

Celestron NexStar 130SLT Model #31145

Aperture 130 mm, Focal Length 650 mm, Focal Ratio f/5
On GoTo Alt-Azimuth mount
25mm &  9mm eyepieces
StarPointer Red-dot Finder scope
Excellent condition, as good as new, hardly used

Delivery not included – buyer to make arrangement
Location Bloemhof,  North West Area, on the border of Free state and NW Province
Courier Guy courier service available locally

Price R 6 000  or nearest cash offer

R Booysen – 072 252 1410 –

September 2022

William Optics Redcat 51

Excellent condition: R 14 000

Here is a detailed list

Jay Fox – 062 530 9285 –

September 2022

Celestron  4SE

Roller/carry case with styrofoam insert
Eyepiece/Filter Accessory kit
4/6/9/15/32mm Plossl eyepieces
Barlow 2X
Elux 25mm Plossl
6 coloured filters
45 degree erecting prism
Instruction Manuals
Software CD’s
Sky Guide 2022 Southern Africa
Astronomy skills CD
Planisphere for South Africa

Telescope and accessories are in extremely good condition (as new)

Price R 17 000

Hugo Winterbach – 083 708 1210 –

July 2022

Celestron114 LCM

Excellent condition

Price R 5 500

Dr Andrew J Johnson – 083 209 1002 –

January 2022

Carton CST-80KU Telescope and Mount

Carton Astronomical Telescope Model CST-80KU, D= 80mm, F-1000mm for sale. Several different lens and attachments included. Good working order.

What offers?

Peter Hartley 082 801 9948 –

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