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To good to be true - C8 OTA

Started by tvoydan, 10/30/2006 01:24PM
Posted 10/30/2006 01:24PM | Edited 10/30/2006 01:29PM Opening Post
Is this legit?

http://www.astromart.com/classifieds/details.asp?classified_id=461987

A C8 OTA for $135 shipped - Needs collimation. Surely this is too good to be true.

Tom
Posted 10/30/2006 02:04PM | Edited 10/30/2006 02:08PM #1
Why would you not think so? It's not really collimation as he rotated the corrector plate (and is probably off center in the cell as well). Not really difficult to fix for people with knowledge or are handy, but for someone who has never done so or is a beginner - it can be quite daunting and nerve wracking. I actually sent him an e-mail to explain - urging him not to sell.

It's gonna cost him 150 to have Celestron fix plus shipping - and whats an older average black tube c8 worth - 300-400?
Oh, he also has five, five stars - so I see no reason NOT trust him.