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November 2022

8″ Skywatcher Dobsonian

8″ (200mm) f/6 Skywatcher Dobsonian
10mm & 25mm Eyepieces (1.25″)
Crayford Focuser
9×50 Finderscope

Price: R 7 000
Durban area.

Talita Jonker – 079 081 0961 –

November 2022

10″ Orion IntelliScope XT Dobsonian

90 degree diagonal finder scope
8 mm 68 degree eyepiece
10 & 25 mm eyepieces
2 x Barlow
Hand controller
Set of 5 filters.

Price R 15 500

Morny – 082 764 2453 –

November 2022

Celestron Omni XLT 120 on a CG4 mount

RA & Dec motors
Electronic focuser
Red dot star finder
36, 32 & 26 mm eyepieces
2 x Barlow

Price R 10 000

Morny – 082 764 2453 –

November 2022

GSO 12″ RC optical tube assembly

Price R 27 000 or swap for a 14 inch Dobsonian with tracking

Morny – 082 764 2453 –

November 2022

Sky-Watcher 200mm (8″) F/1200 Parabolic Truss-Tube Dobsonian

Magnifications (with Eyepieces supplied): x48 & x120
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x400
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 200mm
Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/6)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25″): 10mm & 25mm
Crayford Focuser
Parabolic Primary Mirror
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
9×50 Finderscope
3-Point tube locking system
Wooden Alt-Azimuth Mount with Accessory Tray
77% more Light Gathering than 150mm

This used telescope has some rub marks on the one side of the lower tube. The optics are in perfect condition and are currently 100% collimated. It has been used very occasionally.

Featuring large apertures and easy functionality, Sky-Watcher’s Classic Dobsonian is the ideal beginner scope. Often referred to as ‘light buckets’, Dobsonians provide users with the highest possible aperture for their money when compared to telescopes of a similar size.

With an 8-inch aperture, the Classic 200P Dobsonian is 816 times brighter than the human eye! This simple yet effective design is perfect for visual observation of faint objects, such as nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies.

Price R 8 500 with delivery at the buyers cost

Gerald de Beer – 082 781 3888 –

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

Various Telescopes and Equipment

GSO Ritchey-Chretien 203mm f/8 Kit:

Optical tube assembly, carry bag,  Sento Senso robotic focuser,
0.67 reducer, Guide scope and autoguider.

Good condition, R 20 000
Tripod (HEQ 5 Pro) Optional extra at R 17 500

DayStar Solar Scout 60mm H-alpha SS60-ds solar telescope

(OTA only, no eyepiece) & tilter
Excellent condition: R 13 000
ZWO ASI1600MM Pro and ZWO ASI290MC

Filter wheel, LRGB filters, Ha, OIII, SII filters, IR filter, fish-eye lens:
Excellent condition: R 22 500
Explore Scientific 102mm FCD100 f/7 ED APO Triplet Refractor

Hotech SCA Field Flattener, Explore Scientific 68 Degree Eyepiece Kit AP/WP with Case
Excellent condition: R 36 000
Tripod (HEQ 5 Pro) Optional extra at R 17 500
William Optics Redcat 51

Excellent condition: R 14 000
Here is quite an extensive detailed list

Jay Fox – WhatsApp 27 625 309 285 –

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
Power Tank
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 21 000

Hugo Winterbach – 083 708 1210 –

July 2022

Celestron114 LCM

Excellent condition

Price R 5 500

Dr Andrew J Johnson – 083 209 1002 –

May 2022

Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ

Price R 3000 negotiable

Nadine Becker – 076 752 8073 –

March 2022

Celestron NexStar SE mount

Celestron NexStar 8SE motor-arm
Celestron NexStar Hand controller
Celestron Car Battery Adapter (12V DC)

Perfect working order and condition
Protected & stored in styrofoam box

Price R 6 000

Sinjon Heitmann – 073 858 3933 –

February 2022

Celestron Astromaster 130

Good condition
Orkney – North West Province

Price R 3 000

Van Zyl Steyn – 082 564 3716 –

January 2022

Celestron NexStar 6 SE telescope

Price R 22 000
Includes the case on wheels used to protect the telescope

Julie Gascoigne –

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 –

August 2021

Celestron NexStar 8″ 203/2032 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope + tripod + case

Telescope is in used condition
Mirror and glass are in good condition.
NexStar computer control
Solid wooden tripod with steel fittings, weight approx. 8 kg
Celestron 9×50 Finder Scope – sight finder for easy and precise alignment
StarPointer red dot – sight finder for easy and precise alignment
Celestron Star Diagonal-1 1/4 “(90° angle eyepiece adapter)
Eyepiece: Celestron 40mm eyepiece
Eyepiece: Celestron 25mm SMA 1-1 / 14 “wide system
Eyepiece: Celestron 9mm
Original aluminum carrying case for the telescope
German and English instructions for the telescope

R 22 500
Johannes –

January 2020

Celestron Alt-Az Mount and Wedge

I’d like to sell my Alt Az mount and wedge as I’m raising funds for an equatorial mount. In perfect working condition in Johannesburg. Note ex- the OTA.








Make me an offer – wedge alone new is approx $ 350.00

Dimitri Vlachos at

December 2019

Gandolfi Mahogany Portrait Camera

Original Gandolfi mahogany, portrait camera on tripod, with plates. Valuable collectors item. As used in Brighton police station UK. Perfect condition.

Price R 10 500 ex Mooi River KZN

Alan Nash 082 558 9112 or Christine 082 326 8393 or

Oct 2018

Skywatcher 8″ Dobsonian Telescope

Excellent condition.
Conveniently fits back seat or boot for travel.
Accessories included: 8×50 Finder telescope, Plossl eyepiece set (6.3mm; 10mm; 25mm; 32mm and 40mm)
2x Barlow lens, moon filter.





Asking Price: R 8 000

Rob Sunter –  071 885 4767

21 Sept 2017


With zerodur mirror, broad-band and low reflection coatings, 220 volt/50 Hz reverse wind motor and setting circle. Has Moon map and star chart. Also included is a porro prism and 1.5 inch dakin barlow lens. Scope is in almost mint condition and can be seen in Johannesburg. Dealer in USA has advised that scope worth $3000-hence I would sell same at about R35,000 onco.
Milton Amoils – 011 646 2703

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