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Celestron Ultima 8 PEC a classic yet (or ever?)

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#1 DarkCurrent

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 08:44 AM

I have a Celestron Ultima 8 PEC, purchased in Tokyo around spring '92. Great telescope with excellent optics. Is it a classic yet?

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 11:37 AM

I think I read here earlier that if you can't get it new anymore it is acceptable for this forum...whether 'classic', 'vintage' or just-plain-old 'old' applies here is for better minds than mine to decide.

Regardless, do you have a pic?

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 09:23 AM

I think I read here earlier that if you can't get it new anymore it is acceptable for this forum...whether 'classic', 'vintage' or just-plain-old 'old' applies here is for better minds than mine to decide.

Regardless, do you have a pic?

Keith


I'd second Keith's opinion.
The Celestron Ultima 8 is a "classic". :waytogo:

...or, a classic in the making. :jump:

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 05:14 PM

I'm not sure I'd call anything made in 1992 a classic yet. When was the last one made?

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 10:49 AM

I'm not sure I'd call anything made in 1992 a classic yet. When was the last one made?


According to Rod Mollise:
"The Ultima 8 PEC was
a non computer/non encoder/manual scope sold by Celestron until 1996."

#6 Don W

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 05:11 PM

We've had similar discussions concerning Astrophysics refractors that ceased production in the 90s. I don't think anything that new could be considered classic. It might have some intrinsic collector value or someone might have a certain sentimental attachment to it, but that doesn't make it a classic either.

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 08:23 PM

According to Webster.

Classic:
1 a : serving as a standard of excellence : of recognized value

Then it is a classic in the sense that it is an excellent scope.

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 08:43 PM

Well...not having GOTO, GPS or fax capabilities, the Ultima 8 is definitely "archaic" and "obsolete"...and I wouldn't have my scopes any other way. I like Clive's answer..."classic in the making".

BTW Chris, I like your avatar. Good choice.

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#9 Chris G

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 08:53 PM

BTW Chris, I like your avatar. Good choice.


Talk about a "Classic". ;)


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