Second hand for sale and to give away

Skywatcher Startravel 102 refractor plus AZ3 mount for sale

HI folks

I recently acquired this scope as I know a couple of RAG members were looking for one.  It’s a 4” widefield scope that’s very versatile for everyday use and is a great ‘light bucket’. I bought one for myself just a couple of weeks ago for use as a solar scope and a widefield astrophotography scope. It’s very light and manageable and will also take 2” eyepieces which makes the view amazing

In summary, It’s a 102mm doublet refractor with a short focal length of F4.9 and the whole lot including tripod only weighs just over 3kg

It’s in virtually new condition with barely a mark on it. There’s a very minor paint scuff on the dew shield as if someone has leant it against a wall. I’ll clean that off though. The objective lens is as new

The scope owes me £90 and that’s what I’ll let it go to a genuine RAG member for their own use. If there are no takers, I’ll be putting it on eBay for over £100. I’ll put a better eyepiece or two with it

Here’s a good review of this mode that backs up my own experience of itl:-


I’ll bring it along to the meeting on Friday


Ed Mann

07802 350187

Free to RAG members – Hard suitcase for possible ATM telescope case

Hi Folks

I have a Tripp hard suitcase that would make a good travel case for a scope. I made one for my Celestron 8″ SCT some time ago, using some furniture foam. The approx. sizes are 64 x 43 x 26 cm.

A hard scope case costs about £500. Mine cost about £45 plus a £20 suitcase I had lying around (and so didn’t cost me anything)

If anyone wants it (free of charge), let me know. I can also help with cutting the foam etc. if needed. I’m going to throw it away if no one wants it. It’s just taking up space here