This month, long-time member and active contributor Tim53 has offered this picture to start our thread. When I approached Tim about his favorite classic I was surprised by his response at first and then thought,' it is a restoration project of a unique scope'.Tim had this to say about it.
."This is my oddball C-14 on my bench, getting ready to be DPAC tested. The OTA was part of one of my more interesting eBay auction wins from several years ago, when I purchased a pallet of several OTAs, including a couple of 6" and 8" Caves, an Optical Craftsmen 10", a Goto 4" refractor, and a complete Meade 856. I've sold about half of that collection. The C-14 was missing the corrector, so it took me some searching to find a replacement. The OTA is about 2" longer than a stock C-14, and the primary baffle is 3 1/4" INSIDE diameter. The secondary has a "C-14 prototype" in marker on the back, and a former Celestron employee seemed to recall it was a prototype from before the Edge HDs were made that was never finished. The Intent must have been for full-frame or even medium format imaging, which is what I hope to use it for. Because the Corrector didn't come with it, I plan to refigure the secondary to make the system perform as well as it can. That can't be too hard, right? grin.gif. All told, I might currently have about $300 invested in it." Thanks Tim!
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