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#176 terraclarke

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 07:58 AM

That’s a great find Chris! It looks brand new!! Wonderful. I think OT C5s are so cute! :)


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#177 terraclarke

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 12:06 PM

I finished cleaning & collimating this C5 Astro today.  Serial Number is 41658, and Corrector Number is 5413:

 

attachicon.gif C5 Astro Restore S06 (DS Tripod).jpg

 

It came with the padded footlocker & 2 .965" eyepieces, but no manual, power cord, or tool kit.  Hope to do some observing with it tonight -- but on my Vixen Polaris / Eagle tripod:

 

attachicon.gif C5 Astro Restore S08 (OTA on Polaris).jpg

 

Based on the numbers, would this be a 1976 / 1977 model?

4th Quarter, 1978

 

(Your serial number is 41658, first digit 4 = 4th qtr, last digit 8 = 1978.)

 


Edited by terraclarke, 09 March 2018 - 12:13 PM.


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 06:33 AM

Thanks for your C5 details, Kasmos, what a wonderful find, especially with all the associated paperwork, it was very interesting to see the original type-written version of the instructions and the original style of case.

 

I've updated the C5 Registry to edition 6A to include your C5.


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Posted 22 March 2018 - 05:24 PM

I just discovered this registry. 

 

I have a C5 that I purchased on a CG-4 mount, Black Tube, Orange Letters, Vixen Dovetail, Starbrite, SN 58749. I purchased it July 1, 2010 as a result of an ad placed on Craigslist. It is now equipped with Bob's Kobs and tests with a Ronchi show it has no obvious defects but I already knew that based on the performance I have observed looking through it.


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#180 Masvingo

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 08:28 AM

Thanks for your C5 details, Steven.  I've updated the C5 Registry to edition 6B to include your C5. Thanks again.


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