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Vintage Celestron LEITZ German binoviewers For Sale

Price - $325.00

Ad Number: 178067

Posted: 23 Jul 2019

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Up for sale is a vintage (~1980's) Celestron binoviewer. These are heavy with all metal construction. I believe they were manufactured by Leitz in Germany. The views of the moon and planets through these binoviewers is razor sharp. I am considering moving to a binoviewer with a larger prism for deep sky observing. Otherwise i wouldn't even consider parting with these.

There is a thread on CloudyNights with more information on these binoviewers.

https://www.cloudyni...-wetzlar-built/

The only flaws with these binoviewers is some marring on the barrel. Also, there is a plastic baffle just inside the barrel that almost looks as if the bottom half has melted. I have included two photos that show this. I'm not sure what the previous owner did to cause this. It almost looks like he was viewing the sun without a solar filter? I can't really think of any other cause for it. Regardless, it is outside of the optical path and has no impact on the image quality. The partially melted baffle can probably be replaced if you are really OCD and obsessed over cosmetic issues.

All in all, the view of the planets through these is fantastic. They are ~30 years old and will still outperform most of the modern binoviewers.

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