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#26 Astrolite

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Posted 20 April 2020 - 08:31 PM

Actually there's a bunch of different 60mm Celestrons.

Orange, Black, Blue/Gray available in Alt-Az and GEM with too many variations to say or keep track of.

Probably the most common was the blue/gray alt-az Cometron CO-60, but even some of those came on a Polaris mount (CO-60E).

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Here's my Vixen made C60 (OTA only), on a Unitron mount and it might just be the best 60mm I have.

This model came standard with a 1.25" visual back. A .965" VB is on it in this photo

because eye pieces and diagonals were being swapped with other scopes during a shoot out.

I had no idea that Vixen made any of the C60s or that some came with Polaris mounts. Yours is a very nice example. Mine is black with a plastic .965 focuser on a yoke mount. KD emblem on the underside of the focuser. 



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Posted 16 May 2020 - 07:37 AM

Is the Meade model 314 similar to the celestron sp-80

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 08:11 AM

Just be aware that somewhere in the mix (maybe late 90s/early 2000s), they went from Vixen made in Japan, to made in China. I have a Firstscope 80az with a black wood tripod. It looks very similar to the ones above, but it is Made in China. Still a solid 3" scope and would do well for a nice beginner scope, just probably not as collectable.


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Posted 16 May 2020 - 10:40 AM

It’s a Meade model 314 brass telescope and on label it said made in Japan

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 12:58 PM

Everything that Terra said about the C-80 is true, she had one of the best, but they all are good.


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Posted 16 May 2020 - 02:26 PM

Just be aware that somewhere in the mix (maybe late 90s/early 2000s), they went from Vixen made in Japan, to made in China. I have a Firstscope 80az with a black wood tripod. It looks very similar to the ones above, but it is Made in China. Still a solid 3" scope and would do well for a nice beginner scope, just probably not as collectable.

It was around 96-97.  It was a big down grade for sure from the Vixen made stuff. The first CG5 and 4 were total junk vs the SP and Polaris mounts.  After the CG5 got the bigger tripod legs they started making the CG5 better somewhat.
 



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Posted 16 May 2020 - 10:56 PM

I had my C80 from Japan out tonite looking at M13, M92, the Beehive, M81/82, etc. The skies weren’t the best, nothing really stood out but not bad. Better luck another nite !  Clear next skiys !



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Posted 16 May 2020 - 11:22 PM

Very nice scope with very good optics !!



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Posted 26 August 2020 - 03:46 PM

Wanted: need and C80 objective lens cap, but asking here (on an existing C80 thread) if anyone knows what rubber lid for Folger's coffee or whatever will fit?

I know there are threads on repurposed hacks on CN, but we need a hack to find it.



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Posted 26 August 2020 - 05:37 PM

Wanted: need and C80 objective lens cap, but asking here (on an existing C80 thread) if anyone knows what rubber lid for Folger's coffee or whatever will fit?
I know there are threads on repurposed hacks on CN, but we need a hack to find it.


I used a raisin tin lid. I will try and locate more details. They were generic from Aldi's, if that helps. Fit right over the dew shield.

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Posted 26 August 2020 - 05:46 PM

I put a proper wanted ad in the Classifieds and have a lead on possible original part.

But, in case that falls through and just good info to get out there, continue.

I was going to say, who or whom or what is Aldi, and behold, there are three within a 20 minute drive of me.

To be fair, I avoid chain supermarkets. (Food snobbery)



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Posted 26 August 2020 - 06:34 PM

I put a proper wanted ad in the Classifieds and have a lead on possible original part.
But, in case that falls through and just good info to get out there, continue.
I was going to say, who or whom or what is Aldi, and behold, there are three within a 20 minute drive of me.
To be fair, I avoid chain supermarkets. (Food snobbery)


Food snobbery is good for the health. Lol

Someone else going the thread, but my post is close to this link https://www.cloudyni...d-items/page-6#

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 04:38 PM

I finally got a celestron c 80 refractor any recommendations on ep

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 04:52 PM

Congrats !!

 

if possible, please post some pictures.

 

Did you already get any eyepieces + diagonal with the deal? 



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Posted 02 October 2020 - 05:09 PM

I think I got some with the telescope and a long erect image tube the person I bought it from was original owners it came with a triangle plastic box and the paper work

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 05:13 PM

I will post some pics tonight with everything I got with it

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 05:15 PM

My eyepiece that I have are baader Hyperion

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 06:07 PM

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 06:10 PM

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 06:12 PM

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 09:36 PM

I know this is an older thread, but I’m wondering what my Celestron Firstscope 80 might be worth. It was made in Japan and the scope and optics are close to mint condition. 
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