I have a very famed blue and white C-10 Celestron, Blue and White for auction. This is one of the original F-15 SUPER planetary versions. It magnifies high and fast. These are very rare and very hard to find, with powerful optics for planets. The mirrors are a bit marred from age and need realuminized, but the scope still performs very well, with sharp images of planets. Here is a chance to own one if you ever wanted to. The optical tube is even worth having. It has a built in dew zapper. Realuminizing the mirrors will make it just that much better. The scope is sold as is because of its age, but I have never known one of these drives to go bad, as of yet. It has an over sized declination lock, added on also. This was owned by a university before is what I am told. These f 15's are the best Schmidt Telescopes I have ever looked through, optically, inch per inch. The planets really look sharp in these things. Scope includes finder and a hard to find original power cord. Telescope does not come with pier or Tripod. no returns as it is very heavy to ship and a bit costly. No serial number. Shipping and bidding only in the CONTUS. No overseas bidders or foreign bidders. I have just carefully examined the lenses and they are in much better shape than initially thought. The coatings are worn, but new coating will bring out the optimum performance and the beauty of these great mirrors. Who ever wins this, is going to have a really nice Telescope to enjoy the planets with. TAKE Note, the Right ascention Knob is missing and it will need replaced, or fix and shouldn't be a hard task for an experience scope owner, but it still works, just hard to turn without a knob. I have been told that the declination lock knob is the one that goes on the Right Ascension. I don't know, and this is something that needs repaired or the optical tube can be placed on an undated mount, with some effort in finding or making a dovetail to attach to this great scope.
The picture of Jupiter was done with C-10, Canon EOS D60, 1100 frames stacked with Registax. The scope is nearly 55 years old.
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