"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
1st Caveman Award!Maynard Clark 8" f/8The Horsetrail Cave 12.5" f/7.51975 Cave 8" f/7 Lightweight Deluxe1972 Cave 8" f/4.5 RFT DeluxeCriterion RV-6Logitech HD C615 Webcam for Imaging
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CPC1100, Celestar8, PST plus club access to a 24" Boller&Chivens, C16, and many more toys.
Friends call me Duane. Compustar C14, Leo Henzl's Custom C8, 6" Refractor Adv. GT mount, 6" F5 Omni XLT Newt., LXD-75 F4 Imaging SN8, Meade 8" F6 Newtonian, EX Dynamax DX6, RV-6 ETX-90 Astro, Meade 2045 4" SCT, B&L 4000 Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 JC Penny 60mm AZ/ALT Refractor Binos 25x100
Quote:http://madison.craigslist.org/pho/3414693490.htmlwhat do you think of this one?Where can I ask the seller to see if it has special coatings, or where the serial number is?
Quote:Here is the other one I mentioned first. All things being equal and accessories aside, which one should I pursue? Thankshttp://appleton.craigslist.org/for/3435028243.html
Quote:I am considering checking out this scope. Cost is $800 and it comes with this:Celestron-Byers worm gear clock driveAdjustable tripod and equatorial wedgeEye Pieces (7mm, 7.5mm, 25mm and 40mm)2.5x BarlowMylar solar filterSLR camera and telescope adapterTelescope and eye piece cases Thoughts from the experts? Things I should check for?
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George You know you're getting on when the equipment you farmed with is showing up as suburban lawn ornaments.
Quote:Hi Tim,Enjoyed seeing your avatar - King Crimson, right? Cheers!Blake
Quote:Also A word of warning Blake, the tripod that is on the SC8has the worst designed leg locks ever made, they either break(usually) ir will slide slowly.I had a C8 fall over because of those darn tripods..Went inside to warm up, came out 1/2 hr later to a busted telescope, the locks are just flippers they dont screw downlike tripods today, and they cant be adjusted.Looks like that one is leaning as we speak.. beware...I saw one the other day for $390.00
Gregg 10" f8 Newtonian 12.5" F 4.5 Cave Astrola Unitron 114 w unihex , Unitron 128, Tasco 7te, Tasco 7te-5,Criterion 4000
Quote:The Classic C8 was introduced in 1989, which was well after the Halley era. That's not to say the thing wasn't some left over inventory.
The C8+ used the DC powered base first seen on the C5+ in the mid-nineties. The optical tube is the same as that found on the contemporary Ultima 8s. The RA drive was built around a pretty accurate microprocessor controlled servomotor pushing a spur gear. A similar drive was used in the DC Ultima mount, but the Ultima had a worm gear drive. The C8+ got new forks and a integrated tripod/wedge and was rebranded as the CeleStar 8 in 1996.
Assuming the optics are the same I'd lean toward the C8+ for it's better drive system, portability, better tripod and later manufacture. But $550 would be high market for the C8+.
Quote:Don't forget the Celestar wedgepod BLEEECH! I did get some great shots of Hale Bopp Piggybackedon top of one tho. Made the local papers.It had outstanding optics kind of in the Ultima quality range in that respect!
Quote:I have a Classic 8 I bought recently for $350. The corrector had a film on the inside requiring the corrector to be removed from the tube and cleaned which I did. This I feel is why the price was a very reasonable amount. At least I was happy to pay $350
Quote:This may be a stupid question but, cant these spiderwebbed mirrors be sent off and recoated to fix that like I do my newtonian mirrors??