Thank you all for your submissions and updates since Dec 17, 2020. Spatch
, auggie doggie
, and dgtom2
- your scopes have been added based upon your comments.
The new Registry with these additions is offered in JPG
As usual, the C8 registry continues to be the most active. I've attempted to scrutinize your photos and comments to correctly identify where to place your submissions. In some instances, without photos or adequate description I've had to make uncomfortable guesses.
To submissions of the future: Please, if at all possible
- include images in your submission. Examining these for subtle feature differences between years makes correct placement possible. Spatch
- Your scope appears in great condition. More enviable is the certainty of it's history. Truly a legacy scope.EricTheBlack
- Congratulations on taking delivery! Your images agree completely with your previous information. Never feel guilty about the good fortune of more parts than necessary.auggie doggie
- Furry rodents and telescopes don't generally mix well. Let's hope for an easier future - best of luck.KArthur
- Astrophotography of DSOs can be accomplished with these vintage C8's best by software stacking of short exposures with a modern camera. Good Planetary images may be possible with more typical cameras. Lunar photography is a great place to begin.Krowbar1
- I've assigned a registry entry for you without a serial number. Basing an entry solely on motor date, especially in 1979, is uncertain. Better information will help me refine your entry. It can be difficult to know how to describe vintage C8s, so photos are the most expeditious means of identification.brentknight
- Nice scope there. I would request another image of your motor. There are usually several sets of numbers around these, and it appears the area not covered might have the date. However, this is only confirmational and your serial number places your entry adequately. We just like the additional information to understand production variances to assist with tenuous submissions like the foregoing example.kcoles
- Two very nice examples. Finding an Axial is a special event around here, even just a tri-color is pretty novel. You can get plenty of help with anything you require, so just ask.Trickedik
- Great scope, super back story! We should swap LX200 stories some time. About those rings - I do not recognize them, however I'd venture a guess they are elements of some kind of twist-lock-mount system. They probably apply to the base in some manner to adapt it to a permanent pier, if they indeed are for this scope. I could just make out some printing on the side in photos, but it isn't legible. More images might provide information we can research. The green steamer-trunk style case is classic Celestron.pekwalker
- Yes, based solely on the information you provided - 2nd Quarter of 1977 seems correct. Images would help assure that and might provide more details.dgtom2
- Great scope, very clean. (now) That era instrument has some refinements not seen in earlier models. I don't personally have one of that vintage, but should think it will be very satisfactory to use. It's unusual to have so much original paperwork - keep them together if possible.