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Celestron C8 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope, Tripod & Accessories


Condition: Pre-Owned, Very good, Very Clean. Original owner. 


A real value. This classic, well made, Telescope is great for Professionals and Beginners alike. Motorized for precision tracking. Everything about this C8 is heavy duty, high quality, and easy to set up. The Super C8 Plus was the flagship of the Celestron line when produced (1987 -1989 Made in the USA). Mirrors feature Starbright coatings. All lenses and accessories are high quality and in Very Good condition. I purchased this C8 new and used it for many years. It was my baby and it has been carefully maintained. I watched the effects of Comet Shoemaker-Levy colliding into Jupiter. Amazing. Saturn is simply stunning through this scope. Since I stopped observing it has been stored covered in my house. Feel free to ask any questions or to request additional images.


This listing contains the following items:


Celestron C8 (SCT) Telescope with main lens cover and power cord (110V) 

Celestron Heavy Duty Tripod and Deluxe Equatorial Wedge

Original 6x30 Finderscope with mount.

Celestron 8x50 Polaris Findercope with Illuminated Reticle, Diagonal and extra extension tube 

Telrad Reflex Sight view finder with Illuminated reticle.

Motofocus Dual Controller with Declination motor and Celestron Motofocus.



Celestron 1-1/4” Visual Back and 1-1/4” Mirror Star Diagonal

Celestron 25mm 1-1/4” Kellner eyepiece

Celestron 30mm Plossl 1-1/4” eyepiece

Meade Super Plossl 12.4mm eyepiece 

Celestron LPR Filter #A 

Solar Lens Cover/Filter for sun viewing

Assorted Manuals and Instructions

The Miller Planisphere

Celestron Polaris Guiding Plate

Various extra parts & pieces.


Known Defects:

There appears to be a blemish on one side of the secondary mirror (see image). Primary Mirror looks very clean.

All illuminated components require new batteries. Batteries not included. (AAA for the TelRad. LR 44F 1.5v for the 6x30 Finderscope Reticle). Note - Battery compartments are clean.

Rubberized finish on Tripod has faded slightly, but still in great shape and looks fine.


I added a custom carry handle to the one scope fork arm for easier moving & Mounting.

My driver’s license number has been discreetly etched on the back of the motor housing (blanked out for this listing). 

Velcro mounts for Motofocus controller.


Special Notes: No cases for scope or Tripod. Lenses have original boxes.


Shipping: Items will be very carefully wrapped and fully protected. Shipped in heavy duty boxes. One box for the telescope and one box for the tripod and accessories. 



Shipping. USA only

Shipping estimate - $80.00

Shipping weight: (from the internet)

Telescope – 48lbs

Wedge - 5.25lbs

Tripod – 15lbs

Accessories – 5lbs

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