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40 year old Celestron

Started by, 04/15/2007 02:39AM
Posted 04/15/2007 02:39AM Opening Post

I took this 10" Celestron out for a spin last night, and it's arguably the best SCT I've used. It was made in 1967, and is an f/13 rather than the newer f/10s. In the picture, you can see that the central baffle tube is quite small and short, allowing for some stray light to get to the eyepiece. The size of the central baffle limits the scope to 1.25" eyepieces, so the field of view is pretty tight. On the other hand, its optics are very good. I could see a nice Airy disk for both components of Xi UMa. Naturally, Saturn was spectacular. I can't wait until I really get her cleaned up.

Mike Connelley

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Posted 04/15/2007 07:02AM #1
That's VERY COOL Michael! 8)
Could you post side & back shots of it? wink

Clear skies!

Ivan Gastaldo 8)
Coconut Creek, FL

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Lat 26N 16' 48" Long 80W 10' 48"
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