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#1276 Sixptelk

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Posted 29 June 2022 - 12:18 AM

Hello,

 

A friend who built this scope for me said that it was mfgd in 1983.

 

I'd like you to add this to the registry. He said it's never been registered before #816569. I bought it from him on 1/1/22.

 

The registry name should reflect Bob Curtiss

 

Thanks!



#1277 burdens

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Posted 30 June 2022 - 11:08 AM

Here is my serial for a Celestar (Basic) - Black with Starbright coatings. 

Only acquired very recently.

Assume 1994 (ish) based on current list.

 

Serial - 904288

 

 

 

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#1278 nexplcbl

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Posted 02 July 2022 - 07:20 PM

#899814, clean fork mount Ultima 2000, C8, grey tube w/ fastar adapter, weight bar, red dot finder, telrad base, hand controller (not Y2000 compliant?), tripod & wedge, carrying case.

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#1279 rivonia

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Posted 18 July 2022 - 07:14 AM

#819158

 

I bought my used orange tube C8 from an estate in South Africa.

 

It came with 

 

side view wedge and tube
 
close up wedge on tripod 1

 

https://www.cloudyni...-1534563511.jpg

 

 

Have no idea who the original owner was, but it was without tripod and wedge.   

 

It came in the green wooden case like this one: https://www.cloudyni...-1534563511.jpg


Edited by rivonia, 18 July 2022 - 07:31 AM.

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#1280 Astrophoche

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Posted 18 July 2022 - 04:18 PM

C8 Tag

 

Add mine to the list!  From what I see in the spreadsheet, the serial 322744 says 3Q74?  

 

Motors... how do I find the number on these? How do I get the cover off to figure out why they aren't moving the scope anymore?

C8 motor

Edited by Astrophoche, 18 July 2022 - 04:19 PM.

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#1281 pierce

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Posted 18 July 2022 - 04:25 PM

 

 

 

Add mine to the list!  From what I see in the spreadsheet, the serial 322744 says 3Q74?  

 

Motors... how do I find the number on these? How do I get the cover off to figure out why they aren't moving the scope anymore?

 

 

the motor dates are stamped around the sides.   maybe use a dental mirror or similar....



#1282 Brianineagan

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Posted 19 July 2022 - 09:33 PM

I have the fork from 233645.   From the thread I'm assuming it was Q2 '75



#1283 Astrophoche

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Posted 20 July 2022 - 12:43 PM

the motor dates are stamped around the sides.   maybe use a dental mirror or similar....

Yep. That did the trick. Viewed upside down and backwards. Motor date is 6-74! Pretty much cinches the unit mfg in 3Q74. 

 

A bit of history. The scope was originally purchased and loved by Marie Huerta, the wife of a co-worker of mine. After her death from cancer, her husband offered it to me because of my keen interest in it. I can't remember the year I purchased it, but it was in the early 2000s. It was a great attractor at Boy Scout Campouts... for both the scouts and the rain storm curse it appeared to have. Any time I would offer to bring the scope, it was met with both anticipation and fear. It never once failed to bring rain.... Hmm, maybe I can rent it out? ;)


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#1284 DreamWeaver

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Posted 20 July 2022 - 08:15 PM

Maybe you could bring it to Tucson for a month or two!  lol.gif



#1285 Channel_4

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Posted 26 July 2022 - 04:28 PM

911800 is currently in my possession. From my research looks like a Celestar (Grey Focus Knob+Smooth back), dated to 1999 with some other users posts.



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Posted 06 August 2022 - 08:07 PM

s/n 4-67236 is now in my possession.  it may already be registered as i purchased it from a cn member.  it is a die cast orange body that appears to line up with a q4 1976 production date.

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#1287 ChristopherLP

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Posted Yesterday, 08:15 PM

1976 is a nice vintage.  Enjoy!




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