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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Telescope - Catadioptric > Classified #183127

For Sale: Celestron orange tube C8 w/ some extras (*Sale Pending)

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This is a 1980 orange tube Celestron C8 SCT model with special coatings group that
I bought from the original owner about a year ago as a second scope. Since then,
I have only used it a couple of times and have decided that I don't use it enough
to warrant holding on to it. The OTA is in excellent condition and the optics are superb
(I wish the star patterns in my C11 looked as good). The fork mount is also in good
shape. I don't have the original DEC knob as there is a MOTODEC motor on it now,
although you can still manually turn it when you take it off. It tracks very well
and does include the dual axis drive controller which is getting a little hard to
find these days. The only negative with the fork drive is that the axis wheel inside
one of the motors slightly rubs on the motor cover when the mount is in a certain
angle, making a distinct audible noise. This is only heard when one of the directional
RA slew buttons is pressed and does not affect the performance of slewing or tracking
at all. The metal v-frame tripod is in good shape and the standard wedge shows a few
little paint scratches for it's age but nothing major. A finely crafted scope from
the golden days of hand figured optics.

Here is everything that is included:

- Orange C8 w/fork base, tripod, original 6x30 finder, owner's manual
- Original black padded shipping trunk
- Dual axis controller w/manual & optional DC power cable
- MOTODEC DEC axis motor (had that typical plastic housing crack but was fully repaired)
- 8" full aperture glass solar filter (mint)
- 35mm piggy back camera mount
- Kendrick quick focus / dust cap
- A visual back, Celestron diagonal, 40mm, 25mm, & 7.5mm plossl eyepieces
- Off-axis guider (prism)

PRICED TO SELL - $620 SHIPPED anywhere in the U.S. (3 boxes).
I would prefer PayPal but can take a personal check (clearing) or a money order.


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