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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Telescope - Catadioptric > Classified #228263

For Sale: Celestron Ultima 8 - SALE PENDING on OTA.

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I have for sale a Celestron Ultima 8 (early 90's), not the Ultima 2000. This is the same model scope that Rod Mollise uses. Many, including uncle Rod, deem this to be one of the finest SCT ever built. It is in very good condition. It has the most rigid fork mount of any of the mass produced SCT's out there. This particular scope has the heavy duty (closed sided, not the erector set-type) wedge with the deluxe alt-az fine adjustment kit. It has the "quick-stow" heavy duty tripod (center post with leg spreaders at the bottom of the legs).

The electronics of the mount are all working very well. The RA LED blinks for the first minute after you fire it up. I contacted Rick at Tanget, Inc. - the genius who designed the electronics of this scope - and he assured me that there was nothing wrong with it. The scope tracks perfectly. All rates appear to be working perfectly. The King rate helped out with Mars!

The OTA is actually newer than the mount (2000 or 2001) and is Fastar compatible - the best of the old and new! You can do regular astrophotos or take CCD images at f1.9 with this Ultima 8. It holds collimation perfectly well, and when properly cooled down (something hard to do where I live), the inside and outside of focus images are nearly identical. Ronchi lines appear ruler-straight. It is clean and relatively dust free.

Comes with 1.25" visual back and diagonal, JMI EZ-align (has a chip on the reticle, but works perfectly), camera piggy-back bracket, declination motor, hand control, and Losmandy style counter weight system. Does not include motofocus shown.

Selling to finance another project.

$1050 shipped CONUS.

Thank you,

Luis Bartolomei

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