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Celestron C5 Registry
Posted 02 November 2018 - 01:09 PM
Acquired this C5 F/10 1250mm Telephoto from a gentleman who originally worked at Celestron. Serial "1 287 7". Primary Mirror marked "3361 T". Had a sticker that has came off with age.
Edited by baelyn, 02 November 2018 - 01:14 PM.
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Posted 10 December 2018 - 05:41 PM
Just a quick post to thanks to Max Lattanzi and baelyn for the details on their C5s which I added to the C5 Registry back at the start of November and bumped to version 7.1.
Thanks also to Max for pointing out that I had his other C5 # 4 3359 7 (end of 1977) within the list of those C5s having the 6 1/2" base and sand cast mount (holes in the forks) whereas it has the larger C8 base and diecast mount (no holes in the forks). This prompted me to go back and check some of the other scopes from around that period and I see that I made an error in assuming that the diecast mounts came in at the beginning of 1978. Having looked back at some of the other pictures, the change over came in the third quarter of 1976 – the C5 that CHASLX200 had (serial 3 2275 6) was one of the last sand cast ones and eTourist’s C5 (serial 3 2413 6) being one of the first die cast ones.
baelyn’s C5 telephoto has an interesting serial number as it does not fit in with the general run – whether this is because Celestron used a separate series for the telephotos (those C5s which were sold as OTAs for use as a guidescope appear to follow the same sequence as the C5 fork mounted scopes) or whether it was because it was originally made for a gentleman who worked at Celestron (there are a couple of instances of C8s made for Celestron employees / dealers having unusual serials) I don’t know.
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Posted 22 December 2018 - 11:18 AM
I've updated the C5 Registry to version 7.2 to include your new find.
Posted 22 December 2018 - 03:47 PM
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Posted 25 March 2019 - 01:36 PM
Please add NexStar 5 #66060 Silver Tube, no markings, aluminum tripod legs.
Some purchases continue to provide small delights as time passes. Such is the case with my newly adopted NexStar 5. Taken in trade on a new shiny scope, it had been sitting there for less than 24 hours when I stumbled upon it. “As-is, not tested, no return” says the sign.
YES, says I.
First delight is the price. Eyepieces and do-dads would justify that alone.
Second, great image. Doesn’t even need collimation.
Third, NexStar hand control program works, LCDs are fading.
Fourth, OMG those silky motors!
Fifth, at star party, it’s easy to grab-n-go (aluminum tripod), setup is quick, public likes the view of M42, Moon & Mars through it. Grab-n-gohome is nice, too.
Sixth, there is a C5 Registry!
==> serial # 66060
==> NexStar 5 undetermined DOM.
==> my purchase date 03/14/2019
Needs cleaning and light maintenance.
Posted 03 April 2019 - 12:55 PM
Here's my contribution to this registry:
Model G-5 (model 1999) on CG-3 mount.
Serial number: 66725.
Sold new on 2000-09-16 in Amstelveen, The Netherlands.
In my collection since 2018-12-15.
Posted 06 April 2019 - 03:40 AM
The love shown in this thread for this wonderful little classic continues to impress me. As does that great little scope itself