Second-hand equipment for sale

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June 2024

Dwarf II smart telescope

New and in excellent condition
Dwarf II smart telescope
Carry bag
single battery
64GB Micro SD card
Pretoria area

Price R 12 000 excluding delivery

Ruben van Wyk on Whatsapp – 060 726 3892 –

June 2024

Meade DS90 90mm/F11 refractor

Autostar, 2 Eyepieces (MA 25mm, MH 9mm)
Vicinity: South of Joburg

Price R 4 500

Mark Kisogloo – 083 307 9119 –

June 2024

Skywatcher Star Adventurer Pro Pack 2i + Leofoto self-levelling tripod head

Wi-Fi enabled tracking mount for nightscape photography and astrophotography
Automatic Shutter Release Control
5kg payload capacity
Ball head adapter
Built-in polar scope with illuminator and LED lit polar alignment
Immaculate condition (never used), in original packaging
Vicinity Centurion

Price R 9 000

Jason de Beer – 083 257 1786 –

June 2024

Celestron NexStar 130SLT

130mm f/5 Newtonian on computerised alt-az mount
Celestron 25mm &9mm eyepieces, 2x Barlow, filter set
Location: Benoni, Gauteng

Price R 15 000 negotiable

Yvette de Jager – 082 458 6076 –

May 2024

Celestron Astromaster 130EQ

As new – hardly used, original packaging
all standard accessories
Vicinity Krugersdorp

Price R 4 500 excluding courier

Marko Combrinck – 073 242 0640 –

May 2024

Celestron CPC 1100 XLT with 1 year left on the warranty

ZWO ASI 585 planetary camera
Skyportal wifi module
Custom aluminium case
The scope is in JHB and can be viewed before purchase.

Price R 150 000

Fritz Steyn +27 82 456 4103 –

April 2024

SkyWatcher ST – 60700

2x barlow lens
Super 25 wide angle lens
Alt-Az mount on tripod
Synscan control for auto tracking
Power adapter
Good working condition.
Vicinity Cape Town

Price: R 4 500

Nick Pheiffer – 072 938 3474 –

April 2024

Celestron Nexstar 6SE

Excellent condition
Celestron telescope
Pelican 1610 case
Celestron level 1 Astronomy software CD
Remote control software CD
1 x 6mm Omni eyepiece
1 x 9mm Omni eyepiece
1 x 21mm Omni eyepiece
1 x 25mm Omni eyepiece

Price R 18 000

Arthur Symington – 082 886 8627 –

March 2024

Meade Series 4000 Super Plossl eyepieces

1 X 15mm
1 X 20mm

Mint condition, hardly used
Vicinity: Cape Town

Price R 700 each

Alan Wassung – 083  676 3795 –

March 2024

Skywatcher 200mm (8”) f/5 Newtonian

EQ5 mount
Tripod  with 1.5’ diameter stainless steel legs
9×50 achromatic finderscope

Front dust cover missing
Vicinity Cape Town

Price R 9 500

Thomas Thomson – 082 903 7155 –

March 2024


Normally we do not take commercial adverts. However the importer has offered us a very special once-off deal of deeply discounted brand-new equipment with full manufacturer’s warranty.
The deal is only to be advertised here, specifically for the benefit of budding astrophotographers.

Three packages comprising matching scope and mount are available, each comprising a Celestron Quattro imaging Newtonian OTA (optical tube assembly) and a Celestron Advanced VX Mount.

The Quattro imaging Newtonian is an affordable, large aperture astrograph, ideal for users searching for a fast-imaging system that will work for both astrophotography and visual astronomy. Boasting a short focal ratio, this astrograph can produce an exposure about 6x faster than the average 8-inch f/10 Schmidt Cassegrain telescope (or 8.4x faster with the included coma corrector/reducer). Although designed as an imaging optical tube, these Newtonians also produce bright and detailed viewing for visual astronomy.

The Celestron Advanced VX Mount is a modern computerized German Equatorial mount. Instrument load capacity 13.6 kg. Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 1118mm – 1626mm (44″- 64″). Stainless Steel Tripod, Leg Diameter: 50.8mm (2″)
Latitude adjustment range: 7° – 77°. Mount Head Weight: 7.71 kg, Tripod Weight: 8.16 kg

Package 1: Skywatcher Quattro P150 and Celestron AVX Mount Bundle

Price R 29 995 including VAT


  • Skywatcher Quattro P150 OTA
  • Coma Corrector
  • 6×30 Finder
  • Mounting Rings/Dovetail
  • 1.25″ Eyepieces: 22mm 70 degree
  • Celestron Advanced VX Mount
  • NexStar+ Hand Control
  • Tripod
  • 1 x 12 lbs counterweight
  • DC Power Cable (do not plug into cigarette lighter socket of a motor vehicle!)

Borosilicate Primary mirror, Aperture: 150mm (6”)
Mirror Coatings: Protected Aluminium coatings with 94% reflectivity
F/Ratio: 3.9 – Focal Length: 600mm – OTA Weight (with accessories): 5.70 kg

Contact: Frank Barbato – 011 792 1097 –

Package 2: Skywatcher Quattro P200 and Celestron AVX Mount Bundle

Price R 35 995 Including VAT


  • Skywatcher Quattro P200 OTA
  • 9×50 Finder
  • Mounting Rings / Dovetail rail
  • 1.25″ Eyepieces: 22mm 70 degree
  • Celestron Advanced VX Mount
  • NexStar+ Hand Control
  • Tripod
  • 1 x 12 lbs counterweight
  • DC Power Cable (do not plug into cigarette lighter socket of a motor vehicle!)

Borosilicate Primary mirror, Aperture: 203mm (8”)
Mirror Coatings: Radiant Aluminium Quartz (RAQ)T coatings with 94% reflectivity
F/Ratio: 4
Focal Length: 800mm
OTA Weight (with accessories): 9.25kg

Contact: Frank Barbato – 011 792 1097 –

Package 3: Skywatcher Quattro P250 and Celestron AVX Mount Bundle

Price R 39 995 Including VAT

  • Skywatcher Quattro P250 OTA
  • 9×50 Finder
  • Mounting Rings / Dovetail rail
  • 1.25″ Eyepieces: 22mm 70 degree
  • Celestron Advanced VX Mount
  • NexStar+ Hand Control
  • Tripod
  • 1 x 12 lbs counterweight
  • DC Power Cable (do not plug into cigarette lighter socket of a motor vehicle!)

Borosilicate Primary mirror, Aperture: 257mm (10”)
Mirror Coatings: Radiant Aluminium Quartz (RAQ)T coatings with 94% reflectivity
F/Ratio: 4
Focal Length: 1000mm
OTA Weight (with accessories): 16.56kg

Contact: Frank Barbato – 011 792 1097 –

March 2024

Sky Watcher 200P 8″ Dobsonian Telescope

2 x Eyepieces 10mm & 25mm

Like new
Western Cape, Overberg
Shipping arrangements dependant on buyer location

Price R 11 000 ONCO

083 268 2000 –

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 –

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

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 2 200

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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