Celestron C8 Registry
Posted 01 August 2020 - 11:08 PM
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
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.
Edited by saitch, 04 August 2020 - 11:57 PM.
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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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.