Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Astronomy educator/Sidewalk astronomer
Owner of Astronomy Delight franchise
18 inch f4.42 Dob on eq platform w ST120 f/5 finder
12 inch Zhumell Dob
8 inch f/6.9 home made Dob with Seevers optics
William Optics red 10th Anniversary 80mm FD
C8 XLT on Vixen GPDX
26lb eyepiece box
Cernan Space Center astronomer
Member of Northwest Suburban Astronomers
Homemade 16"F6.5 dob(Stellafane optical winner 1996) and 22.6" F4.9 homemade mirrors, 10"F7 dob (Stellafane 2nd opt 2009)Celestron Ultima 9.25 dynascope RV6 1973, Orange C14 1975,orangeSupC8,c11/C5orangetube CGEM, CGE, Meade 30 UWA5K,34&28mmSWA 5k,14mmUWA4K 4K/ES9mm&14mm100degree/panoptic 22mm/nagler11mmT6/7mmT1/3.5mmT6/T.V.WF 19mm and 15mm, Cel AXIOM LX 23mm/15mm Sears 80F15 3#4454/sears4-6344 76mmf16
Quote:Wow only $200? I would've guessed more like $400 if optics are good but that's just me...
scopes, cameras, mounts & time enough at last
Quote:I have a Dynamax 8 that belonged to my grandfather. It is in the original box. It has been in storage for many years and is is good shape (I think). I would love for one of you enthusiasts to let me know what it is worth. Thank you.
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.
Quote:It is grey. Don't know the exact year. Serial #1462
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Celestron C8 Registry
"If you want to succeed in the world, you don't have to be much cleverer than other people. You just have to be one day earlier.” -- Leo Szilard
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:The Grey forked arm ones I have looked through had a lot better optics than the Blue armed ones,
Quote: poor optics in some lead to this scopes demise..
Quote:I might be able to add a serial number to it.
Quote:Interesting stuff Karl. Why did Celestron just pick on Criterion and not Meade? Did they feel that Criterion was a bigger threat to them. I know there is some years in between here, but thought they would have the same mentality (Celestron that is) in the early 80's. bob
Quote:Quote:Interesting stuff Karl. Why did Celestron just pick on Criterion and not Meade? Did they feel that Criterion was a bigger threat to them. I know there is some years in between here, but thought they would have the same mentality (Celestron that is) in the early 80's. bob Well, for one thing, Meade was not making SCTs at the time. Anyway, the court decided, and it was pretty clear to most of us at the time, that Celestron, in the person of Tom Johnson, had most assuredly invented and patented their master block process, which was different from what had been done before. AND that Criterion had infringed.
Quote:200 US$ or so in good condition. Lot of accessories? Maybe a little more.
"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