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My new C5 is coming today

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#1 CHASLX200

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:25 AM

Also the correct wedge is coming today.  I got lucky and found a wedge pretty fast.  All i will need is 3 screws for the base of the C5 unless the C5 already has them. I have no tool knobs for the wedge to go onto the tripod.


 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:34 AM

Tuesday night's forecast looks favorable for the Tampa area ( http://forecast.weat...42#.Wm8iskxFyM8 ) -- what are you going to see when you give it "first light"?   hmm.gif 


 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:38 AM

Tuesday night's forecast looks favorable for the Tampa area ( http://forecast.weat...42#.Wm8iskxFyM8 ) -- what are you going to see when you give it "first light"?   hmm.gif

Not sure. Sold all my eyepieces months ago.  I got wanted ads out for Circle NJ stuff from Tele Vue.


 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:45 AM

Made in NJ. Gotta be good! grin.gif

C5 is a good scope. Enjoy it!


 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:46 AM

The Celestron C5 Spotting Scope https://www.celestro...-spotting-scope comes with a 25mm eyepiece; maybe you should check out the Total Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday morning, January 31st, before dawn....


 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:48 AM

Mine is a 1974 C5 not a spotter version.  It does come with .965" OD eyepieces, but the seller can't find the .965"OD visual back.


 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:54 AM

You could wrap some Masking Tape around those 0.965" eyepieces, and put them in the 1.25" Visual Back (if you have one).  It will be a snug fit, and the tape will come right off afterwards.  wink.gif 


 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 09:31 AM

You could wrap some Masking Tape around those 0.965" eyepieces, and put them in the 1.25" Visual Back (if you have one).  It will be a snug fit, and the tape will come right off afterwards.  wink.gif

I found a 10.4mm Circle NJ Tele vue i had stuffed away.  Never been used and i hate to break the seal on the box..  Seller did send a 40mm 1.25" so at least i can try low power. I need some stuff in the 6 to 3mm range.


 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 10:34 AM

I need some stuff in the 6 to 3mm range.

3-6mm Nagler Zoom?


 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 10:58 AM

 

I need some stuff in the 6 to 3mm range.

3-6mm Nagler Zoom?

 

Never tried one.  I like the Radians and Delites the best in the 6 to 3mm range.  They have great ER so i can keep my glasses on.  Love the older 32mm Tele Vue Plossl for low power and the older 7 to 9mm Nags for wide field.  The Ethos are kinda big and heavy for a C5.


 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:04 AM

C5 what ???

 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 01:00 PM

Wedge just came by the mail. Looks the same as the later wedge.  Just the base plate is diff.


 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 01:30 PM

I knew it would not be too long before you got another scope smile.gif ...

 

Congrats - I really like my C5 (late 90's model)... I hope your 70's model has really nice optics too.

 

I am aware you like very high powers, but I'm not so sure a 3mm is of much benefit. I have used 5 to 6mm to advantage, but this is only on a very rare steady night. Typically a 9mm is about the limit for me.

 

A 1.25" visual back is pretty cheap on Ebay ($15) and a 1.25" to 0.965" adapter even less. Not sure about the threads on the old C5's (maybe someone else can advise here). But hopefully this will get you up and running with all the eyepiece's.

 

At f10 the C5 is pretty forgiving on basic eyepieces, so try out the ones you have, before getting any more.

 

All you need now are clear and steady skies !

 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 02:52 PM

Here are the two wedges side by side.  I am sure i could switch the base plate over to the later 70's and early 80's wedge.  

 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 02:54 PM

I knew it would not be too long before you got another scope smile.gif ...

 

Congrats - I really like my C5 (late 90's model)... I hope your 70's model has really nice optics too.

 

I am aware you like very high powers, but I'm not so sure a 3mm is of much benefit. I have used 5 to 6mm to advantage, but this is only on a very rare steady night. Typically a 9mm is about the limit for me.

 

A 1.25" visual back is pretty cheap on Ebay ($15) and a 1.25" to 0.965" adapter even less. Not sure about the threads on the old C5's (maybe someone else can advise here). But hopefully this will get you up and running with all the eyepiece's.

 

At f10 the C5 is pretty forgiving on basic eyepieces, so try out the ones you have, before getting any more.

 

All you need now are clear and steady skies !

 

Regards

 

Andy.

Thanks.

 

This scope came with a newer Celestron 1.25" VB and a 40mm old school Celestron eyepiece. I would use a 3mm on the moon on by better nites.  Would like a 3, 5, 7 and 9mm.  Scope came a hour ago and just got it all together.


 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:01 PM

Optics sure are clean for it's age.

 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:14 PM

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:22 PM

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It's in great shape!

 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:23 PM

It sure looks real nice!

 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:26 PM

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Very nice! It's supposed to clear up around here tonight and the moon should make a very nice target.


 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:28 PM

Thanks Guys.

 

Here is another shot.

 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:34 PM

Beautiful scope Chas.  Congrats. Enjoywaytogo.gif


 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:40 PM

Is that a 40mm Circle T volcano top Kellner in the diagonal?

 

Despite the narrow FOV (as expected in a 40mm) I quite like mine as its very sharp and has good contrast...

 

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Regards

 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:44 PM

Beautiful scope Chas.  Congrats. Enjoywaytogo.gif

Thanks.  It's too tall to sit on my tv stand with just the base.  Would have loved to have a place i can see it when i am not using it.

 

The other wedge i bought came with 6 no tool knobs.  The 3 other knobs seen in this pic on top of the tripod  are too big to thread into the scope base or the tripod hub, so not sure what they were used for.  

 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:47 PM

Is that a 40mm Circle T volcano top Kellner in the diagonal?

 

Despite the narrow FOV (as expected in a 40mm) I quite like mine as its very sharp and has good contrast...

 

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Regards

 

Andy

Looks about the same. Mine says Celestron and has a glossy black top. It's kinda rough and dirty. A 32mm Tele Vue would be much better.


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