First time poster, hopefully coming on board for the long term. My graduate advisor recently gave me an older telescope that belonged to his father, albeit with several missing pieces including the focuser to attach an eyepiece to the optical tube. I am interested in possibly getting the replacement parts but he wasn't even sure which model the telescope is. I did some digging and believe that it is a Celestron 8, but I cannot identify which model it is, what year it is from, or how to get my hands on a manual or parts list for it.
I have attached some photos of the telescope. Does anyone here know which Celestron 8 this is? Or what the right way is to put this instrument back together? Here are a few of the components that look to be missing:
- Guide scope
- Hand controller
- Power cable
- Mounting screws (it came to me with a tripod)
- Possibly more
Thanks for any help you can provide!
All the best,