Celestron C5 OTA: 5" f/10 SCT. (Was originally sold as a "G5", but I'm keeping the CG-3 mount to use with another scope.)
I'm the second owner. First owner appears to have taken good care of the scope, and I tried to treat it well, too. Good condition, only a few very light scratches on the tube. Has Bob's Knobs on secondary. The only cosmetic defects are a slight chip from one of the "c"s on the OTA (as seen in photo), and the loss of the "celestron" lettering on the dewshield. (Ironically enough, these press-on letters didn't stand up well to dew.)
Photo shows a handle that the original owner attached with a large hose clamp. The OTA was protected from being scratched by this clamp with a strip of fabric. I've removed this handle and clamp for shipping, but it's included if you want to put it back on - I found it kind of handy.
I noticed zero image shift when focusing - a great improvement over the 5" Meade Mak I'd previously been using. I thought this scope performed great - e.g. wonderful lunar images, including small sinuous rilles (Hadley, etc...) under good seeing. I haven't checked the collimation with collimation tools, but star images showed concentric diffraction rings under high mag. Very light weight, minimal cooldown time.
Includes Celestron 6x30 LER finder & finder bracket, flexible dewshield, metal cap for front of OTA, Celestron 1.25" visual back, Celestron 1.25" star diagonal, dovetail bracket (as shown in photo), and a 1/4"x20 tripod attachment adapter that bolts on to the dovetail. Sorry, no eyepiece.
Asking $195, includes shipping in CONUS.
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San Francisco Bay Area