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#5876 Russell Smith

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 02:30 PM

Thanks Bill.
I should be able to use this for several of my small scopes.
No control or cables will post in classified section soon.
As for now I removed the drive and put a slo mo on. It's a bit beat up but still functions very well.
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#5877 Bomber Bob

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 03:14 PM

Great find Russell!  The C4.5 is one of those "hidden gems" -- doesn't seem to get the attention of the C80 / C102, but should.  Great views, and the Polaris is versatile.  Enjoy!


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#5878 Russell Smith

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 03:16 PM

Thank you J.W. I am looking forward to getting it out soon. 


Edited by Russell Smith, 12 August 2018 - 03:17 PM.


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Posted Yesterday, 12:20 PM

I took a gamble on that goodwill C80 with the AP guidescope focuser.  It came in today in better than expected condition.  The objective is a little dusty but appears to be in great shape, with pretty, concentric Newton's rings.  The focuser is like new, with packing lubricant.  Far smoother than any recent R&P I've handled.


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#5880 Kasmos

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Posted Yesterday, 01:55 PM

Great find Russell!  The C4.5 is one of those "hidden gems" -- doesn't seem to get the attention of the C80 / C102, but should.  Great views, and the Polaris is versatile.  Enjoy!

hmm.gif  My guess would be that most folks looking for a Newtonian want 6 inches or up.



#5881 Russell Smith

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Posted Yesterday, 02:48 PM

Truth be told, I bought it for the vixen Polaris mount. However the OTA and 12mm eyepiece, both vixen, in my mind are a real bonus and will be used. For now at least.
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#5882 Russell Smith

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Posted Yesterday, 04:26 PM

I took a gamble on that goodwill C80 with the AP guidescope focuser.  It came in today in better than expected condition.  The objective is a little dusty but appears to be in great shape, with pretty, concentric Newton's rings.  The focuser is like new, with packing lubricant.  Far smoother than any recent R&P I've handled.

congratulations on a nice find.



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Posted Yesterday, 06:29 PM

Russell, I think you'll enjoy that C4.5 as much as the Polaris.  Easy to collimate, and holds it well between sessions.  True Color views that are also very refractor-like.  Try it on doubles, and you'll see what I mean!  You done good.


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#5884 Russell Smith

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Posted Yesterday, 06:45 PM

Thanks JW. I got pretty jazzed about it.
It's not the biggest reflector but I have read nothing but good things about it.
The outside is a little rough but it had the dust cover on and an eyepiece in it.
Primary and secondary look extremely nice and clean.
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Posted Today, 05:10 AM

Russell, I really like mine. Mine had a Celestron (V) 25mm Or taped into the holder when I got it. Congrats!!!


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