The Comet Catcher is a 5.5" f/3.4 rich-field reflector. It has a glass front which keeps dust off the internal optics. The focusing mechanism is unique: the entire spider assembly and eyepiece holder slide forward and backward along the length of the tube.
The scope has some marks (cosmetic blemishes) but the optics are in excellent shape. The front cover has a "Planetary Society Member" decal on it.
This Comet Catcher offers very nice wide-field views. Optics are clean. There are medium-sized scratches and a few very minor dents in the tube. Focuser moves smoothly and functions well.
The price reflects the cosmetic-only blemishes.
Celestron Comet Catcher includes:
* Front cover
* 1.25" eyepiece holder