Around a month a go i saw an ad for an Orange C8 on CN classified, advertised by Al "Goodash" Carcich. I've dealt with Al in the past, a classy honest guy with a love of Classic scopes like myself. I always check Al's adds, but this one ad in particular was for a C8 that was owned by a great contributor on this forum who had recently passed away, Dionigi known to us as DMala. Dionigi purchased this scope a few years ago, and got the chance to use it since it appears that he too enjoyed the older classic scopes especially old classic refractors, but now he had a chance to buy a fantastic older sand cast C8 and he did! Afterward there were a number of posts and comments by Dionigi regarding the C8 Sand cast version. I am now the proud owner of this fine telescope, as I just picked it up at Al's place. The scope is in almost pristine condition. My original intention was for a friend of mine to buy it, but he is a novice and just getting started and he felt it would be too much for him as a novice, so instead I gave him my Meade ETX 90EC and he is enjoying that scope. In the meantime ,since it would be a month before I would be able to pick up the scope up from Al , who has been helping the family by him helping to sell DMala's items ., that I had the time to do some research on this telescope. I also wanted to find out more about the person that owned it also . So now its gonna be a keeper for me as I am proud to be able to use a telescope that was owned by one of our great contributors. I was able to test the scope out This past Friday night and was so impressed with the mechanics, the optics, the almost zero mirror shift, the fact I can carry the whole scope out from my garage and observe, and the history associated with this fine instrument, I'm just thankful to have the opportunity to do so. Im going to share a few pictures of this C8 with Serial number s/n 1 5175 6. Bob
Edited by bob midiri, 25 August 2019 - 08:01 AM.