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Why we love the orange Celestrons

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#76 bob midiri

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 04:25 PM

...and a picture of the Moon I took (blue filtered) with the C8.   

 

Due to an entirely improbable chain of events, this photo was used on one of the ten astronomy cards given out at the 2015 White House Astronomy Night!  John

 

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Oh John you make me yearn for my old Orange C14, if I were 10 yrs younger....



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 05:16 PM

Oh John you make me yearn for my old Orange C14, if I were 10 yrs younger....

You were!  lol.gif


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 06:51 PM

I'm always so lucky with the orange scopes, and they are marvelous.

What do I mean by lucky? I have twice now been spared nurse Mendy's defibrillator.

The first one was years ago I was prying on a stuck corrector with a taken apart

wood clothes line clip when all of a sudden the corrector popped loose and took off

like a Frisbee! and I caught it in flight!

Second was when I brought home a early C8 (front cell is cemented, no screws) and

the whole front cell assembly fell off! I caught that one too!

I feel like they like me, and I like them too. They are always so good to me, no image

shift, no mirror flop. Collimation, it never fails when I make a SWAG on which way to 

turn the screws it ends up being the right way. Yes I love you orange Celestrons.

Robert

 

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 07:30 PM

Back when I first got my 1965 C10 from Bill Cook up at Captain’s Nautical, I had the brainy idea to use suction cups used for picture frames to lift out the corrector since the secondary housing is almost flush with the glass and got a bit of tilt and the stupid things let the glass slide sideways until the vacuum broke and the corrector fell a couple of feet.  Dumb luck is it landed straight on the baffle tube for the secondary and the glass didn’t break.  I almost felt like I threw up my heart while it was all happening in super slow motion...

 

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 12:31 PM

Oh John you make me yearn for my old Orange C14, if I were 10 yrs younger....

https://youtu.be/OZwncQfvaKk


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 03:52 PM

My before and after pics of my old 1972 C5. Gave it away to a good friend that fell in love with it....

Hi, I have a 70’s Orange C8 that has peeling paint. In your example was the paint cleaned up or was the scope repainted. If repainted any tips to brand, prep, etc?  Thanks Dave (2) Vintage orange C8’s



#82 Richard Whalen

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:13 PM

I REALLY like the orange refractors too.  I almost snagged one from a CN'r around a year ago.  However, I screwed up and did not stay in contact.  You snooze you lose. 

I had the orange 4" model back in the day, wish I had kept it.


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 02:38 PM

My son's(10) best friend is VERY fond of orange. She saw one of my C8's and exclaimed "Oh! such a cool orange telescope, I need to have one at some point". Told her dad they can take one home if they want..

EEEEHH.


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 08:40 AM

Love all them oranges! Here's a blast from my past...

Looks like mine, still have it. Early 1990s model mine.

 

Do they take 0.63 reducers and 2 inch visual backs as modern C8s do?


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 09:22 AM

Sounds correct to me.  That is the way I have been doing it.

 

Also,  we need more pictures of orange SCT's

Sooo.....

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 09:26 AM

Looks like mine, still have it. Early 1990s model mine.

 

Do they take 0.63 reducers and 2 inch visual backs as modern C8s do?

yes, they do.


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 09:42 AM

yes, they do.

Thanks. I'll keep mine & try those accessories.




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