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CELESTRON CELESTAR 8 FORK MOUNT SCT TELESCOPE - $500 (Chico)

CELESTRON CELESTAR 8 FORK MOUNT SCT TELESCOPE - $500 (Chico)



  CELESTRON CELESTAR 8 FORK MOUNT SCT TELESCOPE - $500 Chico
 

 
Ad id: 1709173410204431
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Date listed 2 months ago
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$500.00

Nice condition Celestron Celestar 8 8" fork mounted SCT telescope with Starbright coatings on a Celestron Wedgpod combo tripod/mount. Has the Celestron DEC motor and the HC to drive both it and make minor RA axis adjustments (not for slewing in either axis). Runs off a 9v battery (included but you'll want a fresh one). Comes with an Antares right angle finder scope with removeable crosshair EP in a bolt-on bracket, 1.25" visual back and caps on both ends. I think I have a copy of the users manual somewhere around here.

This is not a computerized scope, just motor driven for the RA axis (to counter the earths rotation) and small positional corrections in both axes. You will have to know the night sky to some degree to use this scope effectively.

A very nice simple setup, pick the whole assembly up and carry it where you want it (about 42#), do a visual polar alignment upon placement on the ground, turn it on and go. I've had this for several years and it has delivered excellent views, equal to any 8" SCT I've had. Only reason I'm selling is I have a similar Celestron black body 8" SCT OTA that I use on my other mounts plus we just moved so I have less room to contain the herd.

Cosmetically excellent, the only real issue is the housing for the DEC drive is cracked (they ALL do that) so I wire tied it (see photos), works fine, solid on the mount.

$500, cash and carry, pickup in Chico CA. I might be interested in trades for high-end astronomical gear. I WILL NOT SHIP THIS.

Tom

 
 
 
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