Celestron 8" Schmidt Cassegrain with Fastar Optics and Starbright Coatings. In very good condition. Included are standard accessories plus:RA and Dec motors and polar alignment scope. Fastar capability allows you to attach the SBIG CCD camera in place of the secondary mirror, greatly reducing exposure times
The G-8 telescope (Model #11023) which is mounted on the CG-5 EQ mount, the newest generation of Celestron's German mounts. Both axes of the equatorial mount have precision worm gears for extremely smooth motion. G-8 Specifications: 8" (203mm) Aperture Focal Length of 2032mm Focal Ratio of f/10 Weight: 43 lbs. Optical Tube Made in the U.S.A. Additional Technical Specifications>>>
G-8 Standard Accessories:
Standard 1¼ " Accessories Include: One Eyepiece -- 25mm SMA (81x), Star Diagonal and Visual Back 6x30 Finderscope CG-5 EQ Mount Sturdy Adjustable Aluminum Tripod with Accessory Tray
These dual axis motor drives, with drive corrector capabilities, are designed for CG-5 mounts. Four speeds are available—1x (sidereal), 2x for guiding, 4x, and 8x for centering. DC motor drives operate from 4 D-cell batteries (not included). The hand controller module is very compact and fits easily in the palm of your hand. Motors for both axes are included, along with brackets, clutches and hardware.
Polar Alignment Scope speeds accurate polar alignment. Personal checks accepted, will hold shipping until check clears. Will ship to the continental US only via UPS insured. Shipping will be in addition to the purchase price (Estimate $75). A TELRAD base is attached using double-sided tape. I do not want to damage the scope by trying to remove the base. You can buy the Telrad finder without the base for about $35.
Asking $850.00 or best offer.