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A Customer Review by Markus Hagi

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   Updated 8/24/21


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USED/DEMO PLATFORMS



This is a nice Dual-axis Wooden Platform in great shape. It has been disassembled, cleaned, lubed and tweaked for like-new performance. Bonus: has brand new motors installed! Comes with a corded hand control that will give you a two-speed slew in both RA and DEC for centering and guiding purposes.

The Platform was built for a latitude of 34 degrees, but will work well for a few degrees on either side, say 32-36 degrees. It was originally made for a 14" Teleport Telescope, but can be used with other scopes, including these: 18" Obsession UC, 15" Obsession Classic, 10--11" Teeter, 8" Orion and a 12" Telekit. Some minor modifications might be needed to use these scope optimally, and that could be done for you before shipping at a small cost.

The Platform runs off of 12VDC. You can supply your own power or get the Built-in Rechargeable Battery option for an added $120. There is also a Polar Alignment Tool available for an added $110.

Cost for this very nice Dual-axis Platform would be $1600. Crating/shipping would be extra and there would be added Sales Tax for delivery to a California address.

Contact Tom at tomosy@nccn.net if you are interested.


Here is a fine very lightly used Dual-axis Aluminum Platform in perfect operating condition. It has been disassembled, cleaned, lubed and tuned-up to run like new. The powdercoat finish is in very good shape, with few dings or marks.

This Platform was originally built for a nominal latitude of 33 degrees, but it will work well from at least 31 to 35 degrees. It is a fairly large Platform and can easily accommodate most 18-20" dobs. Good fits would be the 20" Obsession, the 22" Obsession UC, an 18" Starmaster, 18" Teeter, 20" Sky Designs, 20" SpicaEyes, etc.

A new Platform of this size would cost $3375. This used unit is priced at $2550. Comes with a corded Hand Control that will give you a two-speed slew in both RA and DEC for centering and guiding purposes. A Cordless Hand Control can be added for an extra $250. Also, a Built-in Rechargeable Battery is available for $120 and a Polar Alignment Tool for $110.

Contact Tom at tomosy@nccn.net if you are interested.