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#1 Jlance

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Posted 19 February 2024 - 09:46 AM

New guy here. I had to go ahead and join the forum since I use it so much when I search for info.  But my recent purchase is a Meade starfinder  10" dob from the 90s. I have 7 other scopes  and since last night my other beloved is my orange tube Celestron C8.  Looking forward to asking all kinds of questions.

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Posted 19 February 2024 - 09:58 AM

Welcome to CN! This forum is, by far, the friendliest, most informative, bunch of rascals you can find anywhere on the interwebs!


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Posted 19 February 2024 - 10:27 AM

Nice example of a 90s Starfinder! Looks minty. :)

 

I hope it sees lots of (careful) use!



#4 Jlance

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Posted 19 February 2024 - 11:34 AM

Nice example of a 90s Starfinder! Looks minty. :)

I hope it sees lots of (careful) use!


Well when I bought I got the story behind it. It's never been used and sat in garage almost all its life just being moved around. The cover was stuck on the tube! The main mirror was absolutely covered in dust. I spent 3 hours carfully cleaning with soapy water and a bag of cotton balls both the main cell and secondary. Rinsed in distilled water and with a fine microfiber cloth gently wiped it off. The mirror does have a slight haze in a spot and a few specs but turned out excellent. I cullimated it and used it last night even with the high altitude haze... it was fantastic! The Grand kid is in love with it.
When I got it Saturday it also came with 3 eyepieces, the magellen 1, a dew heater, but no instruction manuals. No mater just like all the other scopes I have..it's going to be used!
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#5 Joe Cepleur

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Posted 19 February 2024 - 11:51 AM

New old stock!


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