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starman876
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What is in the box
      #5655000 - 01/31/13 08:23 PM Attachment (42 downloads)

Have had this for a while, thought I would take some pics of this toy

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Re: What is in the box new [Re: starman876]
      #5655032 - 01/31/13 08:39 PM Attachment (29 downloads)

pic 2

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Re: What is in the box new [Re: starman876]
      #5655034 - 01/31/13 08:40 PM Attachment (38 downloads)

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Re: What is in the box new [Re: starman876]
      #5655035 - 01/31/13 08:41 PM

A Celestron scope.

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starman876
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Re: What is in the box new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5655036 - 01/31/13 08:43 PM

Now that was a good guess. How did you do it

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Re: What is in the box new [Re: starman876]
      #5655039 - 01/31/13 08:44 PM

Now which model is it

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Re: What is in the box new [Re: starman876]
      #5655082 - 01/31/13 09:09 PM Attachment (29 downloads)

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Re: What is in the box new [Re: starman876]
      #5655165 - 01/31/13 10:05 PM Attachment (23 downloads)

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Re: What is in the box new [Re: starman876]
      #5655203 - 01/31/13 10:25 PM

I see a Vixen tupperware triangle, and a big black refractor that looks shorter than f/11. That narrows it down quite a bit.

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Re: What is in the box new [Re: Ducky62]
      #5655306 - 01/31/13 11:27 PM

Does it have a Fluorite element???

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Re: What is in the box new [Re: Ducky62]
      #5655311 - 01/31/13 11:29 PM Attachment (21 downloads)

I guess it does

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Re: What is in the box new [Re: starman876]
      #5655317 - 01/31/13 11:31 PM Attachment (29 downloads)

set up

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Re: What is in the box new [Re: starman876]
      #5655321 - 01/31/13 11:34 PM

I take off the vixen dovetail to mount it to the mount in the box. Has drive on one axis. Lots of extensions for imaging. I normally set it up on my Spinx mount when I do use it. It is in such mint condition that I really am afraid I will scratch it so I just leave it in the box most of the time. The objective has never been touched.

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Re: What is in the box new [Re: starman876]
      #5655381 - 02/01/13 12:16 AM

I really want one of those. Almost as much as I want its little baby brother.
(which also came in Celestron clothing)


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Re: What is in the box new [Re: Ducky62]
      #5655630 - 02/01/13 06:18 AM

very nice...what model

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Grava T
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Re: What is in the box new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5655670 - 02/01/13 07:09 AM

Nice. I'm going to pick one up tomorrow.

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Re: What is in the box new [Re: starman876]
      #5655711 - 02/01/13 07:54 AM

That looks like the f8.8 one I used to own....still kicking myself for selling it. Beautiful scope.

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Re: What is in the box new [Re: bob midiri]
      #5655784 - 02/01/13 08:28 AM

Never used one, but I have heard they are superb. Maybe a little envy.. Congrats

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Re: What is in the box new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5655839 - 02/01/13 08:52 AM

Brian
it is the C102F F8.8

Edited by starman876 (02/01/13 06:36 PM)


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Re: What is in the box new [Re: starman876]
      #5655998 - 02/01/13 10:13 AM

It's a beauty Johann, very similar to the one I had other than the color scheme and the mount. Yours must be a bit older because its on the super Polaris with wooden legs. Mine was on the GP with aluminum legs that were very sturdy. I also had just the RA drive. Mine had a clutch on it, does yours? Mine had that nice Vixen vixen dovetail that is different from that straight rail, and had a black leather carry strap on top.
I still miss her. Be sure to keep yours!


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Re: What is in the box new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5656050 - 02/01/13 10:29 AM

Not sure of the age. Will have to research that. This whole set up looks like it has been in a time capsule. When I put it away everything goes back in the plastic bags. When I first received it and opened up the box I was like "WOW". I doubt it was used much before I bought it. I was going to take it out last night, but it was to cold

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Re: What is in the box new [Re: starman876]
      #5656383 - 02/01/13 01:35 PM

Best guess is between 1984-1992. Now if I only knew which year. Anybody have a clue how to tell?

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Re: What is in the box new [Re: starman876]
      #5657027 - 02/01/13 07:44 PM

What a beauty. Great days when Celestron partnered with the finest... Byers, Losmandy, Vixen. A cool business model that must not have been sustainable.

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