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February 2024

Sky-Watcher 12” F/4.9  Newtonian telescope

Optical tube assembly only – no mount or accessories
Vicinity:  Sandfontein
Condition: like new

Price R 22 000
Morny Nortman – 076 793 9243 –

February 2024

Celestron NexStar 4SE telescope

Lowepro bag for eyepieces
Celestron NexYZ DX Phone mount kit
Instruction manuals
Two Celestron carry bags for tripod and telescope
SkySync Telescope GPS Accessory
Astromaster Accessory kit: 15mm Kellner Eyepiece, 6mm Plossl Eyepiece, 2X Barlow lens, #80A Blue Planetary Filter, #25 Red Planetary Filter, Moon Filter
Celestron X-Cel LX 2X Barlow Eyepiece
Stargazing for Beginners

Condition: Excellent
Location: Pretoria East

Price R 10 000

Craig Kahn – 083 625 7667 –

January 2024

Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ reflector

114mm (f/9) Newtonian reflector
Altazimuth mount with slow motion control
10mm and 25 mm eyepieces
2x Barlow lens
StarPointer red dot finderscope
Smartphone StarSense “dock”
Accessory tray
Location: Somerset West

Price R 3 500 (excluding shipping/courier cost)

Quentin Du Preez – 083 609 3333 –

January 2024

Celestron NexStar 4SE Telescope

Celestron 6mm & 15mm eyepieces
2x Barlow
3 filters
Instruction manuals
Guide to night skies of Southern Africa by Peter Mack

Condition: Excellent
Location: Port Nolloth

Price R 12 500 (excluding shipping/courier cost)

Nelia Fourie – 071 683 7102 –

December 2023

Celestron Sky Prodigy 6 SCT

25mm & 9mm eyepieces
Celestron Powerbank
Condition excellent

Price R 150 000 excluding courier

Annelie Boer – 082 456 9358 –

November 2023

Skywatcher Esprit 100ED refractor

Excellent condition. Comes with a large WO manual rotator which is rock solid and a stunning addition to the scope. It attaches to the imaging train with machines anodised aluminium adapters. The image of Corona Australis was taken with this scope. ZWO EAF electronic focuser – Works a treat with an ASIair.

Delivery: I would prefer local pick-up in Cape Town but could ship in original silver case in SA at buyer’s expense.

Price R 40 000 for the scope, rotator and EAF, or R 37 000 for the OTA alone.

Dr Philip Herbst – 079 393 6385 / 021 938 4400 –

November 2023

MEADE ETX-125EC Telescope

Autostar computer controller
8 x 25mm right angle view finder
2x telenegative converter
Super plossl 6.7mm eyepiece
Super plossl 9.7mm eyepiece
Super plossl 26mm LP eyepiece
Instruction manuals
Hard carrying case
Excellent condition
Location Knysna

Price R 9 500 plus shipping

Mike Griffiths – 082 440 4498 –

November 2023

Orion XT8i Intellicope

Televue 13mm Nagler Type 6
William Optics 16mm 82 UWAN 1.25inch
Shorty Plus 2x 3 elem barlow

Price R 12 500

Daniel Zelawski – 072 599 6051 –


August 2023

Wanted: SCT (Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope) Focal Reducer

Looking for Meade or Celestron 0.63x focal reducer, or Meade 0.33x focal reducer

Pieter Pienaar – 071 160 6661 –

August 2023

Celestron 8″ SCT, AVX mount, guide scope, power tank, GPS, various eyepieces, filters and ASIAIR Pro

Excellent condition!

Price R 80 000 negotiable

Cheryl Orsmond – 083 698 0548 –

August 2023

Celestron AVX mount, 90mm Scope, Guidescope & Laser

Celestron AVX Mount.
SkyStar 90mm f/5.6 imaging scope
Meade 60mm f/6 Guide scope
Green Laser mounted to scope

Location Gauteng, buyer to pick up or arrange shipping

Price R 35 000
Ockie Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen – 084 440 0113 –

July 2023

Telescope Celestron Nexstar SE8 SC


9mm and 25mm eyepieces
Baader planetarium mark 111 zoom 8 to 24mm eyepiece
2x telenegative
Celestron planetary filters
Baader deep sky filter UHC-S
Meade f/6 focal reducer field flattener
Celestron 8 inch sun filter
Canon EOS prime focus adapter
2 x 12v battery power pack
Dew shield and dew buster with temp controller

Price R 20 000 negotiable
Harry Prando – 072 260 2725 –

June 2023

Takahashi Mewlon 300 f/11.9 Dall-Kirkham
Takahashi Temma 2 mount and tripod

Tube counter weights 1kg x 2
Finder scope 11X70mm
Takahashi tube rings with top plate
2″ eyepiece / instrument holder
custom made aluminium  storage cases
focuser hand controller
Factory Certification Paper
English manuals

Condition: almost as new, seller is original owner
Price R 350 000 (EFT, mutually agreed upon certified funds, or cash)
Preference given to buyer who picks up the scope and accessories
Johannesburg area

This scope is heavy! Shipping possible at purchasers request, risk and cost

Babi Prokas – 082 682 8585 or

May 2023


Telescope Pier – Similar to images below

Shaun Overmeyer – 083 462 5695 –


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

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 –

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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