Quote:I am in the process of purchasing a Celestron Orange C14 from our club. The telescope was purchased New around 1976 but nobody there now remembers any details. What can we find out about this scope if I get the serial number?
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Quote:I own a similar C14 setup and honestly, you don't want to depend on setting it up every time. I would never use mine if I needed to assemble the fork to view. Roll it out on wheels or permanently mount only IMHO.Hey Bob, I know you've built some serious newts and you've mentioned a few times how much you like the optics on your orange C14. How does the C14 stack up to your dobs?
George RoffeKingwood, TX
Quote:Frank you can see here where some of the paint is missing
Quote:Frank are you going to purchase that C14? Bob
Quote:C14's are very special instruments. They fill a great void for the advansed Amature Astronomer. Also the only SCT that size that can be handled by one person. Just make sure you get a pic of the Primary. If the scope has been left set up outside a lot you may see a ring around the outside of the primary of coating wear.You will be recoating it soon.