I fell into a deal yesterday, a classic Celestron 4.5 on a Vixen/Polaris mount for $35. The mount is in good shape for the mkst part, nothing that a tear down, restro work and paint cannot fix, but it is missing the polar scope and adapter. Does anyone have one they are willing to part with? Does anyone know if any modern ones will fit it? I know the original one would be useless but I like things complete. The mount still has all stickers and the fine tracking works. The chrome parts need attention and not sure if will need to be rechromed. The exposed metal has some corrosion but nothing a brush and baking soda can fix, followed by paint. A complete tear down will be needed as it has been in a MI basement for awhile. The scope has the typical dents and I may redo it, not sure atm. My initial plan is to use it for the fast 6" Newt I am currently grinding.
Edited by Moonbiter, 09 April 2021 - 10:22 AM.