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Celestron orange 5x25 and 6x30 finders both 1970s Sold!

Price - $23.00

Ad Number: 171647

Posted: 20 May 2019

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One of these is very rare and I bet you know which one. Here we go....

First off a 1978 Celestron (Carton Optical of Japan) orange 5x24 finder. This will come with its original rubber o-ring.

This finder is stock on all C5 and C90 models from 1974-1983. The finder is of a common size format and will fit in ANY 24mm finder bracket setting regardless the brand or country it came from.

Cosmetics are excellent on the orange body, very excellent on the cell housing, and excellent on the eyepiece end. Optics are very excellent on the objective and great+ on the eyepiece. If you can get in there and remove the light film of internal dust, it will be excellent. No chips or scratches. Cross hairs are perfect.

Materials: solid aluminum and brass
Design: doublet achromat fully coated standard view
Total length: 5.86-inches
Width of the orange tube (main body): 1.00-inches
Weight: 3-ounces


Secondly, I have a very rare 1978-79 Celestron (Vixen of Japan) C8 6x30 right angle finder. I almost NEVER see these. This one and the 5x20 right angle are the rarest of the Celestron finders I know of and aside from one catalog out of my entire library, it is never mentioned as being an option to purchase. It will color match any C8 or C5 from 1974-1983.

Materials: solid aluminum and brass, polyurethane diagonal
Design: doublet achromat fully coated right angle backwards view
Total length: 6.06-inches
Width of the orange tube (main body): 1.26-inches
Weight: 6 ounces

Cosmetics are very excellent on the cell housing, great on the body, eyepiece is very excellent and the diagonal is great. There is a crack on the diagonal but the prism is unharmed and perfectly aligned. Cross hairs perfect. Objective is very excellent, eyepiece and diagonal very excellent. Beautiful images. $45.00

Prices don't include shipping. Anyone anywhere!


  • Condition great to excellent
  • Location Veradale, WA

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