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  • Closed: Fri 11 May 2012, 2:16 pm
Listing #: 472561784
Autostar 497 handbox controller & chromed steel tripod included. Beware of old used examples on Trade Me with Aluminium tripods; they can be 10 to 15 years old & as they are different internally of doubful serviceability

Comes with full manufacturers one year warranty and full service available in N.Z.from the only Meade authorized agent. It is not a parallel import.

See more in one night than Galileo saw in his lifetime. No expertise needed; DVD presentation shows you how.

Dont know what to look for? Dont worry, Autostar will plan a guided tour of interesting objects in view at any given time


Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC). $200 worth, increases light transmission to equal 97.6mm aperture if only Meade EMC Super Multicoatings MgF2. 15% more light! Some AT and EC older models do not have UHTC coatings.

Autostar 497 30,000 objects included. Not just electronic controller (EC), or Autostar 494 1500 objects. Autostar 497 alone retails for $499 to $598

Red dot finder for an easier guide towards centering alignment stars in the ETX.

Deluxe chromed steel field tripod 884 with accessory tray included (more rigid than the Aluminium #884s made 5 and more years ago). Sells separately for $599.

Full instruction manual included.

Soft zip up carry bag for field tripod included. Aluminium hard carry case for scope available as an optional extra.

Meade Super Plossl 26mm eyepiece.

All popular Meade accessories usually available.

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Pick up available from Masterton, possibly other N.I. centres by arrangement.

Shipping details

  • To be arranged
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash
  • Cheque. Laybuy by mutual agreement.

About the seller

ldr1 (2333 2333 positive feedback) Address Verified Dec 2013 Member is In Trade
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  • Member since Nov 2005

Closes: Fri 11 May, 2:16 pm. 2012