Celestron 102 ED refractor Optical Tube Assembly.It was made in Japan by Vixen. I bought this scope new in Sept.1995 from a dealer on the East coast. It was shipped double boxed and marked C102 ED on the box labels. Will ship in same boxes. There are no other ID marks on the scope to prove that it is the 102 ED glass model. I called the Celestron factory and asked them about ID mark or serial # and he stated there were no numbers or marks to go by. The only way to verify it is by its' focal length (i.e. tube length). This tube measures about 39 inches from lens hood to end of focuser. C102 Achromats are about 4 inches longer. The attached photo was made with a cloth tape measure laid along its' length to show this. The objective lens is a 4" F9 doublet with ED glass. Scope reviews speak
highly of this model.
Comes with lens cover, "dove tail" mounting bracket, and Telrad finder bracket.Also included: 26mm Celestron Plossel Eyepiece, and Celestron 1 1/4 Star Diagonal. Scope is in good condition. Will ship UPS CONUS. . New Vixen F9 Doublet with ED glass now cost about $1500. I have purchased another scope so Asking $1000.00/will consider serious offer.