Orange Tube C8, Tasco 7te-5, 4" Criterion Dynascope, Jason/Towa 313
Nikon Action Extreme & Pentax WPii Binoculars
At my club, everything one could want up to 18"
Quote:Looks like a much later version compared to when they fisrt came out.Chas
Quote:I don't like the helical focuser for astronomy... The focusing is very fast, too fast for astronomy...I bought a Meade adapter #07036FL that screws on to the port and then you can use your C8 visual back and accessories.
Quote:Mine doesn't have special coatings which is very desirable and may make a C90 worth considerably more.
Quote:The tube and focuser grip are cast as one and made out of Bakelite on the orange version.
Quote:I have a Chinese-sourced Vixen-branded 90mm Mak with a flip mirror which blows it away optically and is my primary grab-n-go telescope.
Quote:I think my point is I wouldn't give more than about $50-60 for an untested black C-90 with no mount or accessories.
Quote:(I'd add at least $25 for a LAR but the 'scope in question doesn't have one.)
Quote:Now here's a good idea:http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/5475652/Main...Robert
Quote:Large Accessory Ring. It is the Celestron part that allows the use of 1.25" accessories. I don't know if the Meade one fits later C-90s.
George You know you're getting on when the equipment you farmed with is showing up as suburban lawn ornaments.
Quote:The early black tubes in f/11 and f/5.6 were for use as camera lenses and were not coated. The OT C90s had a coated menicus. Probably why this post OT period specimen is denoted as special coatings, meaning it was intended as a scope not a lens.
What some may view as an argument I view as a different perspective.
Quote:Large Accessory Ring... the Celestron part that allows the use of 1.25" accessories.
Quote:I prefer the ones that still used "International" in the name. And a LAR that is the real deal. Try finding one for $25.00 though.
Quote:I'd add at least $25 for a LAR
Quote:Here I'm about to do some sky sweeping for targets. (once it gets dark of course!)Anything I stumble across is game for a check out look see. It can get fairly exciting if I catch a satellite and track it. This set up is probably the favorite thing I do with my C90. Wide field 25mm eyepiece for around 40X.
Quote:Here's a picture of mine Joe, does this help?
Quote:Joe from what your describing I wonder if the baffles have a problem.