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Celestron Super Polaris C8: Update Sold!

Price - $550.00

Ad Number: 251962

Posted: 12 Apr 2021

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UPDATE: I've been having requests mostly to part this out. I am going to let this ad run until April 23rd and will consider splitting this into 3 ads (Mount/Tripod/OTA). I still prefer some type of local sale for splitting it up so if you are local speak up early. Thanks.

Greetings Everyone,
I am very tempted to keep the mount/tripod but feel bad separating everything. Before I go upgrading the mount saddle just so I can use it for my other scopes, I figured I'd take a shot and see if there was any interest in the entire setup so I don't have to separate anything.

I also have the original chest used for Celestron scopes for an additional $75 (see photos in album) (If sale is split up I won't be shipping this)

Photo album: https://www.cloudyni...per-polaris-c8/
Celestron/Vixen Super Polaris Mount:
  • Very clean but some paint missing mostly near dovetail/saddle area.
  • RA/DEC clutches function great, RA/DEC slow motion works great
  • Equipped with RA/DEC motors. Motor clutches seem to work. No controller for motors though.
  • Two counterweights. They seem to balance the C8 fine. One was missing the dowel pin but I've replaced this.
  • Wooden tripod legs. They seem good and sturdy.
  • No eyepiece tray
  • Very clean inside and out.
  • Primary and secondary mirrors are very clean.
  • Corrector plate looks to be free of scratches and defects.
  • The corrector plate was very clouded when I received it. Following Celestron's instructions, I did clean the plate inside and out and it looks pretty good. Properly aligned when re-installed.
  • Focuser seems smooth
  • 6x30 finderscope attached with all 3 alignment thumbscrews.
  • OTA body has a few small scratches. It does look like the Vixen inverted dovetail is causing some paint scratching underneath.
  • Original OTA cover. I added felt so that it fits snug rather than falling off at the slightest touch.
  • Equipped with the inverted dovetail to sit on the Super Polaris mount
  • 1.25" visual back
  • Celestron Japan made star diagonal: The mirror on this does have a small fracture near the very edge on the telescope side.
  • Unbranded 1.25" star diagonal. Very clean. Not sure about age.
  • Older plastic dew-shield for C8. Snuggly fits onto the OTA. It does not come apart.
  • What looks like a Vixen Piggyback Deluxe Fine Adjustment Unit (https://optcorp.com/...adjustment-unit)
  • Another unrelated alt-azimuth mechanism with a clamp to stick to your car door's window (can include if you'd like)
  • Celestron Tele-extender (it's in one of my other ads. If it doesn't sell by the time you take I can include it)
  • Celestron Mi-alpha camera adapter and T2 photo adapter (another one of my other ads. If still available, I can include it)
Local pickup preferred. Shipping might be difficult and maybe the cost would wouldn't make much sense for this package but if you are willing to pay I'll leave that up to you.

Feel free to ask questions.

Thanks for your time


  • Condition Vintage/Used
  • Location Michigan

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