|Red 10" dobson||
The mirror has been cleaned and replated, the focuser and spider replaced, and both a telrad and 9x50 finder added.
The mirror mount needs some work
A C8 Celestar Basic I bought used from a guy in New Mexico about 10 years ago. Optically quite good, it is fork mounted with a very simple 9v battery powered clock drive, and a crude one piece equatorial wedge + tripod.
This Scope has three eyepieces and a Telrad viewfinder
This is a 1995 vintage Vixen 80mm f/11.4 achromat on a nice wood alt-az tripod, with slo-mo controls.
Very easy to use Grab-n-Go scope that gives fantastic planetary and lunar views up to about 150X magnification. Comes with a 26mm Celestron Plossl (35X) and maybe some other eyepieces. It has a 45 degree erect (terrestrial) diagonal, rather than the more typical 90 degree star diagonal (inverting).
Currently on loan to long time club member G.S.