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    Default Help....I don't know what kind of Celestron I just bought.



    I have been wanting to buy a telescope for quite awhile. Several days ago I saw a Celestron refractor telescope in a thrift shop marked down from $400 to $50. I bought it and now I need to learn how to use it. But I don't know what kind it is other than a celestron nexstar refractor. I will describe it here and if anyone can tell me what I have I will be very appreciative and begin to learn how to use it.

    I can find only one label with numbers that might identify it. The label says: Celestron, #22062, D=60mm, F=700 mm

    The telescope has the motorized mount. There is no on/off switch but there is a 12V input for power. There is no battery case in the mount so I imagine that the batteries would be held in an external case and plug into the 12 V socket.

    There is a remote controller which plugs into the mount by means of a telephone type connector. The remote has another socket on the bottom which I am guessing is for computer input.

    There are no other switches, sockets etc. on the telescope mount.

    The telescope came with only one eyepiece. It is clean and in good condition. But I don't know where to start in setting it up for use. I have noticed that the telescope moves easily in the vertical tilting but does not rotate in the base manually. I am guessing that this is done by the motor and clearly it is meant not to be forced.

    Does any of this sound familiar? Thank any of you in advance for your assistance with this.

    Paul Grecay.....new member
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    Default Re: Help....I don't know what kind of Celestron I just bought.

    This is what you have

    https://www.opticsplanet.com/ci-next...SAAEgL0e_D_BwE

    Dont try to rotate the scope. That will bust the motor pretty quickly
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    Default Re: Help....I don't know what kind of Celestron I just bought.

    I think this may be the scope that you have.

    Stan

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/celestron-s..._nexstargt.pdf
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    Default Re: Help....I don't know what kind of Celestron I just bought.

    Hi Paul, welcome to the forums! The others are right; yyou have the Celestron GT60. Decent little scope.
    There is a manual for it here, if you are interested:
    http://www.nexstarsite.com/download/...arGTManual.zip

    It will download as a ZIP file, and opens as a PDF once extracted.

    Hope this helps, and enjoy your new purchase! Nice price, by the way

    All the best,
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    Default Re: Help....I don't know what kind of Celestron I just bought.

    Hello and welcome to AF Paul!

    Your new scope will give you nice views of the moon and planets, and is good for splitting double stars. You will also be able to see brighter deep space objects like star clusters, galaxies and nebulas. Get a solar filter and you will be able to enjoy sunspots too!

    For the motorized mount pick up a 12V power supply to use instead of batteries - much cheaper in the long run. You will also need an adapter like this.
    https://www.celestron.com/products/c...r-all-nexstars

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    Default Re: Help....I don't know what kind of Celestron I just bought.

    Thank you and the other respondents to my question (MG1692 ; rtlrp12; TheFatKitty; ShellDrake) for the help on identifying my telescope.
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