I have owned this scope for a number of years but have not used it in a long period of time. I recently bought a 1976 C8 Orange Tube that has reignited my interest in astronomy and I would like to get this scope back to or close to her former glory. I have recently started taking it apart, cleaning the dust and cleaning the mirror but after doing some hard research, thanks to this forum and apfever, I have found that this scope is missing pieces which I am hoping someone may be able to help in directing me to finding or making some, specifically the setting circles and pointers. And since cleaning it, the cover for the drive motor with the date of manufacture is missing and I have yet to locate it. I do know the date stamped on the cover, which was 1966, making the scope the same age as me! I found it on the curb in someones garbage pile after picking up my daughter from school probably 20 years ago. I knocked on the door and inquired about it and they said take it, which I promptly did! I used it for a while not knowing much about it and just basically did star hopping to find things as well as planet observing and the moon but with the weight of it, it is not a very portable scope. Fast forward to now, I live in the country with dark sky's that I can view the milky way with even with the back porch lights on and a backyard I can use it in. It offered great views of the things I found years ago, and I even have one of the original EP's for it, a 10mm K. So I am hoping someone can help locate or make the parts I need to get her back on her feet to be utilized. The optics are in great condition with only the slightest blemish on the primary on the very very edge of the glass. Eye pieces have a bit of play in them when placed in the focuser but the focuser itself moves smoothly. I appreciate any help that can be given. PLease click on the link for the images in my gallery.
Edited by maccwall, 14 January 2021 - 02:30 PM.