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#776 ScoobyNarita

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 11:08 PM

DefCon1965 - Have you peeked under the orange plastic secondary cover shown in your photo? The Serial Number is typically placed there. Take a small standard screwdriver (or thin blade) and pry loose the plastic clips. There are two and they can be broken if you are not careful. Good luck.

#777 DefCon1965

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 08:27 AM

I've taken the orange cap off and no serial number. there is a blank space there for what seems like a serial number plate but no plate or sticker. The motor in the drive is toast so I'm thinking I'll de-fork it and put it on an AVX for visual and some lunar and planetary imaging



#778 saitch

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 11:04 PM

I just picked this one up and though I'd add it to the list.  I know next to nothing about it.  I think it's a Celestar 8, but otherwise have no idea when it might have been made.  Any info on it would be greatly appreciated.  It's got a 6x30 vixen finder, and it came with a 25mm celestron kellner, although I can't be sure that was original.

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20200804 203558 resized
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20200804 195600 resized

 


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#779 vintagescopedave

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 02:00 PM

For addition to the registry:

Purchased Celestron 8- SN 415203 from a vintage shop in central Indiana, where it had been for sale for years. I wanted one of these since I was in high school and began reading Sky and Telescope magazine. The ads were great. I am happy to have found one from the early 70s.

 

It is in excellent shape, very good optics, used as a telephoto lens by the previous owner (no visual back) so I haven't had a chance to view anything yet except through an SLR.

 

Thanks to MASVINGO for putting together the registry.

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Secondary And optics

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#780 davidmcgo

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 04:50 PM

Nice!  1973, optics and mechanics on these real early ones were really good in my experience.  I have a 1975 and love it.

 

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