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#351 leveye

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 05:14 PM

"It is not a toy!"

 

". . .five eye pieces for 54 to 300 power, which can be doubled with the included Barlow lens."

 

So it can do 600x?

 

Don't think the guy actually used it, or knows scopes.

My 62 1200mm ATCO ate mine for Dinner. I never looked back


 

#352 Augustus

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 05:52 PM

10" Cave, just needs a new secondary and counterweight

 

https://www.ebay.com...GYAAOSwru9bFzug


 

#353 CHASLX200

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 05:57 PM

Rough Cave Dave.


 

#354 Augustus

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 06:03 PM

13" Coulter

 

https://www.ebay.com...675.c100623.m-1

 

Orange C8 someone painted blue and is being sold by absolutely clueless people

 

https://www.ebay.com...5.c100009.m1982

 

Rough Cave Dave.

There are worse deals Neil.

 

Unfortunately it was deleted........


 

#355 CHASLX200

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 06:05 PM

13" Coulter

 

https://www.ebay.com...675.c100623.m-1

 

Orange C8 someone painted blue and is being sold by absolutely clueless people

 

https://www.ebay.com...5.c100009.m1982

 

There are worse deals Neil.

 

Unfortunately it was deleted........

Flipper got it.


 

#356 CHASLX200

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 06:07 PM

Flipper got it.

The C8 NATE is just a run of the mill fork mounted scope from around 1977 to 83. Nothing i would take for free.


 

#357 Bomber Bob

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 06:16 PM

Cosmetics are very good.  I'd try to get it for $200 or less, as it doesn't have the wood case, or the clock drive.


 

#358 starman876

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 06:29 PM

The C8 NATE is just a run of the mill fork mounted scope from around 1977 to 83. Nothing i would take for free.

to a lot of people the C8 would be the best thing they ever had. 


 

#359 VPilot

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 06:46 PM

Try to find fault with this price.  If you do ... then try making an offer  LoL.

Old school C8?

 

https://sfbay.craigs.../6631282933.html

 

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#360 Geo31

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 07:38 PM

Flipper got it.

A porpoise with a purpose.... 


 

#361 Steve_M_M

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 11:19 PM

Another nice one in Texas SPC-80 $125

 

https://sanantonio.c...6629342290.html

 

 i have a bunch more pictures if interested.


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#362 tim53

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 11:46 PM

10" Cave, just needs a new secondary and counterweight

 

https://www.ebay.com...GYAAOSwru9bFzug

Looks like an 8” lightweight deluxe.


 

#363 tim53

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 11:47 PM

Flipper got it.

Dolphin is a collector, it turns out!


 

#364 Littlegreenman

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 01:26 AM

Another nice one in Texas SPC-80 $125

 

https://sanantonio.c...6629342290.html

 

 i have a bunch more pictures if interested.

Price went up to $150....


 

#365 zwoodward

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 03:52 AM

Try to find fault with this price. If you do ... then try making an offer LoL.
Old school C8?

https://sfbay.craigs.../6631282933.html

Tim
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BLUF: I bought this Celestron Celestar 8.

I've been lurking for several months. I've taken all the advice, I started with binoculars (cheap Celestron 10x50 that I gave away and miss), I joined the local astronomy club (East Bay Astronomy Society), and I rented an 8" dob (which I'm not a huge fan of). I also purchased a $40 60mm Sears 6343 telescope which has a lovely shade of green and has been nice on the moon but not much else. I also bought the cheap SVBony eyepieces and I like the 23mm alright but not sure about the rest.

I've kinda been considering much smaller catadioptrics (4-5") recently but astronomy is new for me and one of a multitude of expensive hobbies so I've been very reluctant to spend much money.

I saw this ad thanks to this forum and I assumed the price was a mistake. But I live very close so I went to view the telescope anyway. The owner said he didnt know what it was worth and I wasn't certain how to test it so we both stuck with the $40 price.

The scope has been stored in a box in a California Bay area garage for several years with no use. Looks pretty clean. Came with two 9x50 finders (one very dirty, one fairly clean), a 1.25" visual back with a Celestron prism star diagonal, a celestron 25mm SMA wide angle eye piece (also dirty) a celestron motofocus, and the wedgepod. I figured for $40 I couldn't go too far wrong?

At home, the drive motor works with a new 9v, the motofocus works but the screws aren't correct for this scope (too long), the bolts to attach the base to the wedgepod are missing, and the finder scope rings are broken. Had a great view of the moon, Saturn, and Jupiter tonight!

Gotta learn how to clean, collimate, put a decent finder on it, and pick some eyepieces.

Thanks!
Zac
 

#366 shredder1656

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 05:02 AM

BLUF: I bought this Celestron Celestar 8.

I've been lurking for several months. I've taken all the advice, I started with binoculars (cheap Celestron 10x50 that I gave away and miss), I joined the local astronomy club (East Bay Astronomy Society), and I rented an 8" dob (which I'm not a huge fan of). I also purchased a $40 60mm Sears 6343 telescope which has a lovely shade of green and has been nice on the moon but not much else. I also bought the cheap SVBony eyepieces and I like the 23mm alright but not sure about the rest.

I've kinda been considering much smaller catadioptrics (4-5") recently but astronomy is new for me and one of a multitude of expensive hobbies so I've been very reluctant to spend much money.

I saw this ad thanks to this forum and I assumed the price was a mistake. But I live very close so I went to view the telescope anyway. The owner said he didnt know what it was worth and I wasn't certain how to test it so we both stuck with the $40 price.

The scope has been stored in a box in a California Bay area garage for several years with no use. Looks pretty clean. Came with two 9x50 finders (one very dirty, one fairly clean), a 1.25" visual back with a Celestron prism star diagonal, a celestron 25mm SMA wide angle eye piece (also dirty) a celestron motofocus, and the wedgepod. I figured for $40 I couldn't go too far wrong?

At home, the drive motor works with a new 9v, the motofocus works but the screws aren't correct for this scope (too long), the bolts to attach the base to the wedgepod are missing, and the finder scope rings are broken. Had a great view of the moon, Saturn, and Jupiter tonight!

Gotta learn how to clean, collimate, put a decent finder on it, and pick some eyepieces.

Thanks!
Zac

Congrats on this, Zac.  I do not know much about these, but think that your scope was more than likely a real heckuva buy.  People on this forum will turn you into a aficionado in no time.  Very smart to lurk and then jump on a deal like that.  Congrats again.  Maybe you can start a thread as you go through the cleaning and reconstruction process.  


 

#367 zwoodward

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 05:11 AM

Thanks Shredder. I started a thread in the Cats and Casses forum.

Zac
 

#368 shredder1656

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 05:56 AM

Thanks Shredder. I started a thread in the Cats and Casses forum.

Zac


Great. I will check it out. I'm sure I can learn from it, since I do have a C8 that I picked up cheap too. Not as great of a deal as you have, but good nonetheless. I just haven't figured out all of the details.

Congrats, again!
 

#369 CHASLX200

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 06:23 AM

Another nice one in Texas SPC-80 $125

 

https://sanantonio.c...6629342290.html

 

 i have a bunch more pictures if interested.

Perfect scope that never are for sale in my area.


 

#370 CHASLX200

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 06:24 AM

Looks like an 8” lightweight deluxe.

I think it was with that small 1" shaft mount. They did make a cheaper 10" F/5 with a strap mount with 1" shafts also. 


 

#371 Ken Sturrock

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 09:54 AM

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