CHICAGOLAND ASTRO-ADS

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Listings

Televue Nagler 31mm. 2 inch eyepiece
Asking Price:$460.00
Seller:Thomas L Mesich
Email:tomthecro@yahoo.com
Phone:6306058972
Street Address:926 Brainard St.
City:Naperville
State:IL
Posted:Oct 15, 2018
Description:
Comes with original box and lens caps.
Good condition. Some normal wear on body.
Optcally perfect.
 
SBIG ST-i mono planetary and autoguider camera
Asking Price:$150
Seller:Eric Claeys
Email:naperastro@eccssw.com
Phone:630 200-5890
Street Address:1307 Champagne Court
City:Naperville
State:IL
Posted:Sep 25, 2018
Updated:Oct 22, 2018
Description:
These go for $595 new.
The camera is in great condition and comes with a case and cables.
I used it in my Off-Axis Guider, which I no longer use
 
Hyperstar for Celestron C11-HD
Asking Price:$550
Seller:Eric Claeys
Email:naperastro@eccssw.com
Phone:630 200-5890
Street Address:1307 Champagne Court
City:Naperville
State:IL
Posted:Sep 25, 2018
Description:
I used the Hyperstar a few times, then got an astronomy camera so no longer use the Hyperstar. It's in excellent condition.
Theseare $999 new from Starizona.
It comes with a Nikon adapter (you can purchase a Canon one from Starizona) and an adapter for an SBIG 8300 camera.

For an extra $15 I'll throw in a Bhatinov mask made for use with the Hyperstar (it opens in the middle so you can put it on the C11 when the Hyperstar is on).
 
QHY 5L-II monochrome planetary and autoguider camera
Asking Price:$150
Seller:Eric Claeys
Email:naperastro@eccssw.com
Phone:630 200-5890
Street Address:1307 Champagne Court
City:Naperville
State:IL
Posted:Sep 25, 2018
Description:
These go for $249 new.
I tried to use this once with my Off-Axis guider, but it didn't fit and I never bothered to return it. Hence, it's never been used and is in perfect condition.
It has all the necessary cables and comes in a small aluminum case.
 
Meade Astro Telescope with Autostar Hand Controller and accessories
Asking Price:$145
Seller:Karen Kowert
Phone:630-469-2206
City:glen ellyn
State:IL
Posted:Jul 16, 2018
Updated:Nov 19, 2018
Description:
Rarely used ETX-70AT Astro Telescope with Autostar Hand Controller

Lenses: Meade 4mm, 6mm, 9mm AND #124 2x and #128 3x Barlow Lens

Carrying Cases: Meade #773 Hard case

#882 Standard Field Tripod specially for this telescope with soft carrying case

Everything should be in excellent condition since only used a few times
on my home grounds. Has never traveled.

Call and leave message and I will return your call ASAP.
 
CELESTRON 6" / 150MM NEWTONIAN TELESCOPE OTA
Asking Price:$150
Seller:Javier Silva
Email:loejavlis@aol.com
Phone:7738169835
Street Address:3737 W. Montrose, 1 fl
City:Chicago
State:IL
Posted:Oct 26, 2017
Description:
COMES WITH RINGS AND DOVETAIL PLATE.

Pics here: https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/for/d/celestron-6-150mm-newtonian/6361003188.html
 
TELESCOPE MOUNT : SKYWATCHER NEQ6 PRO FOR ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY
Asking Price:$1300
Seller:Javier Silva
Email:loejavlis@aol.com
Phone:7738169835
Street Address:3737 W. Montrose Ave.
City:Chicago
State:IL
Posted:Oct 26, 2017
Description:
LIKE NEW!
 
Celestron CPC 800 (8") TELESCOPE WITH GPS + ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY WEDGE !
Asking Price:$1700
Seller:Javier Silva
Phone:7738169835
Street Address:3737 W. Montrose, 1 fl
City:Chicago
State:IL
Posted:Oct 26, 2017
Updated:Dec 1, 2017
Description:
FOR VISUAL AND ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY!

YOU GET EVERYTHING YOU SEE IN THE PICTURE EXCEPT THE THE ITEM ON TOP(GUIDER/GUIDE SCOPE). INSTEAD, YOU GET A STANDARD FINDER SCOPE.

THE DEEP SKY IMAGES YOU SEE ARE AUTO-GUIDED LONG EXPOSURE IMAGES TAKEN WITH THIS TELESCOPE USING A DSLR CAMERA AND IN SOME PICS A CELESTRON CORRECTOR/REDUCER.

Pics here: https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/for/d/celestron-cpctelescope-with/6361002864.html
 
4.5" Orion Skyview Deluxe
Asking Price:$100
Seller:Matt Furlong
Email:mkefurlong@att.net
Phone: 708-588-1536
City:Lagrange Park
State:IL
Posted:Sep 9, 2017
Updated:Sep 18, 2017
Description:
skyview 4.5 deluxe eq mount Orion reflector telescope with 9mm plossl, 25mm plossl, baby barlow and extension tube excellent telescope but needs alignment.
 
Home Brewed 10" Dob
Asking Price:$ 250
Seller:Charles Hartman
Email:hartman0004@hotmail.com
Phone:815 970 5763
City:Sandwich
State:IL
Posted:Oct 10, 2016
Updated:Sep 10, 2017
Description:
Built as Astronomy class project. Primary is a Meade 10" x F4.8, secondary and spider came with first mirror from Ebay (Meade also I assume.) Rocker box and cradle made from marine grade epoxy coated plywood. Rocker box and ground board ride on a delrin sheet with nylon bearing pads. Altitude bearing is Formica on nylon. Stainless steel hardware throughout. Tube cradle is adjustable (tube can move within cradle and locked at different heights).
Requires painting inside and out. Come with a High Point right angle correct view 8x50mm finder scope, Orion basic 1.25 rack-and pinion focus-er,also comes with 3 eyepieces, 1. Meade 4000 series Super Plossl eyepieces @ 9.7mm 2. Meade MA 17.5mm 3. Meade MA 25mm.
The scope knocks down quickly into the three components for transportation, facilitated by large stainless steel handles. I've had only had one opportunity to use the scope, didn't know that lunar observation requires filter.. do now! I just don't have the time for this toy and tired of cleaning around it.
 
Celestron 6 inch f/8 Refractor OTA with Upgraded Focuser and Hard Case
Asking Price:$ 500
Seller:Jim Erwin
Email:istjimerwin@yahoo.com
Phone:630-487-1574 cell/text
City:Romeoville
State:IL
Posted:Aug 23, 2016
Updated:Apr 29, 2018
Description:
Celestron C6R Refractor (retail $500) is very nice, but it's big and heavy for me. Achromatic refractor. Pinpoint stars. Some violet fringe on bright objects like the moon and Jupiter. 2 speed Moonlite refractor was added on, (retail $375), 50" hard case keeps the refractor secure. (retail $125).
No diagonal included.
Great scope, just isn't used in my normal rotation.

Photos located here

Cloudy Nights review located here

Shipping: Will not ship, but I'm willing to meet someone in the Chicagoland area.