Posted 27 April 2007 - 07:16 PM
Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:25 PM
Welcome to Cloudy Nights and the Classics forum.
I can't answer your question personally, but you are in the right place to get an answer. Someone in this group can surely point you in the right direction. You might also try asking in the "Cats and Casses" forum where all of the CAT folk hang out.
Try this link :
This is a list of links to most of the previous discussions in this Classics forum about various classic scopes, including your C8. The list is broken down by manufacturer, not model. You'll have to go down the list of the Celestron links and start clicking on them. Many of the Celestron links are about the C8. You may find an answer there.
And of course, if you have photos, we love to look at them. Just check the photo posting guidelines pinned to the top of the forum.
Regards and clear skies,
Posted 28 April 2007 - 07:06 AM
Probably your best bet in finding out about older Celestrons and SCTs in general is Rod Mollise's website.
Uncle Rod's the SCT Guru
He has a nice page on older SCTs (Buyers Guide)that is worth reading and his book, Choosing and Using the Schimtt Cassegrain Telescope is the best on the subject. Rod is very friendly and helpful so he could point you in the right direction to get your drive fixed.
Posted 28 April 2007 - 11:49 PM
Next stop is a laser mount and some eye pieces and photography equipment. Wish me luck!
Here is what I did: