For fun here's my 1985 Super C-8 Plus with a 200+ year old Dollond "finder":
Actually the real finder is a Telrad, seen behind the old Dollond achromat. The latter is circa 1810 with 40 mm achromatic objective. It sits atop the C-8 for testing purposes (double stars). This old spyglass was featured in the following link:
Adventures with a 200 Year Old Dollond Achromat
But as for the Celestron-8, here it is with a modern refractor riding piggyback:
Celestron-8 with Astro Tech AT115EDT triplet refractor on Losmandy G-11 mount
Here's the C-8 on its original fork mount and tripod, set up for observing the last transit of Mercury:
This old SCT has been one of my stalwarts for some 35 years.
Edited by Rustler46, 17 August 2019 - 02:38 AM.