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Celestron C6R Lens Upgrade

Started by klawson, 10/22/2018 08:49PM
Posted 11/03/2018 09:29PM #10
Originally Posted by Keith Lawson
Hi Greg,

No baffles yet. The dew shield and main tube just have flat black for now. I will make them soon. I had thought that the ota was lighter than the Celestron C6-R but it's about 5lbs heavier. The tubing is not your standard "sonotubing." The tubes are heavy duty mailing tubes from Yazoo Mills. The tubing wall thickness is about 1/4". These tubes are quite precise and very straight. I have made a couple of 8" F/12 refractors using this tubing.

Keith (Scopejunkie)

I noted that when looking at the pics.....which led me to ask about the weight. Not sure I would want to build an 8" F/12 using it as it would no doubt be pretty heavy.

This one is probably comparable to the AR6 by meade though so not a big deal.....its at least 3 or 4 lbs heavier than the C6-R if I recall correctly

20" MidnighTelescopes f/5
8" f/16 Muffoletto Achro
Meade 6" AR6 f/8.0 Achro
Celestron C11
Parallax PI250 10" F/5 Newt
Vixen FL102S,NA140SS,R200SS
80mm Stellarvue Nighthawk with WO APOupgrade lens, 90mm f/16.67 Parallax Achro
LXD75/LX200, Mini-tower, GP-DX, CG5 ASGT, LXD650, GM-8, G11, GM-100, GM-150EX, GM-200 and a Gemini G40
4" portable AP convertable 44" or 70" pier
Stellarvue M7 Alt-Az, TSL7 Pier/Tripod
12.5" f/5 MidnighTelescopes DOB Swayze optics
Statham GA
Posted 11/09/2018 11:58PM #11
Baffles installed smile

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40 year old restored C14 with recirculating cooling

w/Skywatcher DOB GOTO Conversion (CPC14)