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#1 Tim2723

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 05:20 PM

Back in the '80's Celestron and Meade offered 5" SCT's on fork mounts that came with three short legs (the phrase 'latitude adjuster leg' comes to mind). They had multi-speed drives, but not goto, and the whole thing fit in a carrying case.

What were they called?

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 06:35 PM

The scopes that I remember from then were Celestron's 5" the C5+, Meade had the smaller 2040, 2044 and the last I think was the 2045 LX3. Also Bausch & Lomb made the 4000. All of these were table top scopes. Wow, that's going back a bit!

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 12:45 AM

Back in the '80's Celestron and Meade offered 5" SCT's on fork mounts that came with three short legs (the phrase 'latitude adjuster leg' comes to mind). They had multi-speed drives, but not goto, and the whole thing fit in a carrying case.

What were they called?


I think they were just called the "C5" or the "C5+", depending on the accessories. The successor to the C5 is, of course, the NexStar 5. Clear skies to you.

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 06:00 AM

I remember'em alright. Wanted one too. It would take one Gehenna of table though to use the Nexstar 8 as a table-top scope lemme tellya! Clear Dark Skies!!! Pete :lol: :jump:


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