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Celestron 1.25" Halloween 26mm plossl w both caps and box Sold!

Price - $29.00

Ad Number: 208838

Posted: 23 May 2020

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Have here a 1998 Celestron 1.25-inch 26mm "Halloween" Plossl with fully coated optics. It will come with both its original dust caps and the box.

A little fun history: The Celestron Halloween plossls (we call them that for their orange-painted characters) was made by the same plant in Taiwan that also made Orion's Sirius plossls with the red-ring and painted white-star logo AND the one that made Pro Optics version, which had the same red-colored rubber o-ring as the Orion variant, but did not have the Sirius star logo.

The 26mm Halloween was inclusive on the Special Coatings gloss C90, the C90 Rubberized, Firstscope C80, GP-C102 (last years), and all the Celestar models from the C8 to the C14 from 1995-1998. In its very final year in late 1998, they were only offered as inclusive equipment on the CG-9, CG-11, and CG-14.

These eyepieces (including the 26mm seen here) were available for individual purchase and the line included the following focal lengths:
40mm, 32mm, 26mm, 17mm, 12.5mm, 10mm, 7.5mm, and 6.3mm

These were all 4-element plossls. Weight is 3.7 ounces; feels pretty dense.

This is a wonderful, sharp to the edge 52-degree field of view ocular that will give very satisfying views of M31, M42, M8, M17, the Double Cluster, and definitely the Moon for starters. Its eye relieve is an extremely comfortable 22mm, so eyeglass wearers will have zero issues using it.
And because this is a very well-made plossl, it is not fussy with any particular telescope I know of. Edmund Astroscans, Orion Short Tubes, Coulter Odyssey 8 f/4.5s, an Obsession 18, the Takahashi FS-60C, a Tele Vue Pronto or even a Parks Jovian 90; all will have no trouble coming to focus using this plossl.

Cosmetics are very excellent on the box, caps are mint, chrome is very excellent, black body is excellent with all characters intact, the rubber black ring is cracked, but holding just fine, and the optics are excellent with no dust issues. No fungus, chips, or heavy coating pitting.

Price doesn't include shipping. Will ship to anyone anywhere.


  • Condition excellent
  • Location Veradale, WA

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