1980's Celestron Cometron 4.25 newt
Posted 09 August 2004 - 06:31 PM
Can anyone tell me a little more about these scopes? A web search turned up zero. It looks great, and hopefully I'll get a pic with me, David, and his scope to use as my avatar. Even if they weren't the greatest scopes, I know he'll enjoy having it for his very own at star parties with Dad, and of course for backyard observing too!
Posted 28 August 2004 - 08:46 AM
Posted 28 August 2004 - 04:51 PM
Interestingly, first light for David and his scope was rather funny. I took him outside on his birthday for a few peeks between holes in the clouds at Albireo and M13. He loved it (for about two minutes) and then the lure of his new video game called him inside. Sigh Plenty of clear nights for viewing at a later time, I guess! After all, he's been my observing partner at numerous star parties and even a Messier Marathon.
Eventually I'll have a picture of David and the scope as my avatar. We've got many years to nurture his interest if he decides he likes the hobby. If not, I'll be happy to use his Naglers & Radians
Posted 30 August 2004 - 09:58 AM
Posted 30 August 2004 - 11:15 PM
Posted 31 August 2004 - 09:29 AM
Posted 01 September 2004 - 02:05 PM
The other was a standard 4.25 or 4.5 inch Newt, long focal length F8 or F9. I never used it much but in general these scopes have pretty good optics, hard to screw up a small long focal length mirror, though it is probably spherical.
Should be fun for you son if you can get him away from the games...
Posted 01 September 2004 - 03:08 PM
Off the top of my head I'd say it's an F8. Images are almost perfect. A definite keeper if only for the nostalgia and collectible value. Looks pretty darn good in his room too! Thanks for the reply.