Celestron Advanced Series C8-SGT Computer-automated Telescope – Complete with accessories
Excellent starter package for a serious amateur. Includes (1) G-8 model #11023 8-inch diameter optical tube, Schmidt-Cassegrain design, (2) CG-5 Equatorial mount model #91515 with motor drive, hand controller/LED display and power supply, (3) stainless steel tripod, (4) eyepiece accessory kit with 4, 6, 9, 15, 25, 32mm lenses, a 2x Barlow lens, and 7 light filters with guide, (5) all original manuals, (6) all original packaging, (7) lens shade/dew cap, and (8) Celestial Harvest book with 300+ objects to view.
While of course you can manually target objects, the motorized mount will automatically slew to thousands of objects once the scope is aligned. The German mount has very smooth motion.
This is from 2004 and is in complete and excellent condition. My sons used it less than a dozen times over the years. They are now out of the house so we hope it can go to a new budding astronomer.
The comparable Celestron package today is over $1,700. We are asking $750 or best offer. Will deliver reasonable distance.
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