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    Default Re: Does. Anyone have this. Telescope a Celestron firstscope. C80. Made in japan



    Quote Originally Posted by ddufresne View Post
    Bryan. I have the black tube C80 from the early 80s. I put it on a Orion EQ -2 mount. With the vixen wood. Tripod. Legs. Can yoi see lots Of detail. On Jupiter. Like. The great red spot. Or festoons. What power can you get. On jupiter. And Saturn. Before the images. Get. Soft. Thabks I do. Have. A erfle. Konig. Abd a. 21.5 and 28. Edmund. RKe. Too. I wish I could know. How to take pictures to upload. Thanks
    Image uploading has been broken since last November along with several other things. Unfortunately, the moderator team does not have the keys to the back room to get things fixed.

    You can host your images elsewhere such as Flickr and post links to them here or embed the URL to display them on the forum.

    With my C80's, I tend to go no shorter than a 9mm eyepiece unless I am on the Moon. My 12.5mm and 18mm KK orthos are excellent in these scopes. My Plössls work wonderfully in them as well.

    Yes, I can the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, the rings of Saturn and the Cassini Division, and a few of Saturn's moons. I have also logged 83 Messier objects with my C80's.

    I've been observing for a few years and have logged many galaxies during that time. My observing eye and skillset have evolved. I can now see as much or more with a C80 than I could with my 12" dob when I first started out. Time behind the eyepiece is a big plus. The more you see, the better you see.

    Also, the views through my C80's improved considerably by upgrading my diagonal. A good yet budget friendly GSO dielectric seemed to add a couple of magnitudes to the scope.



    BTW, that image was uploaded to the forum prior to the break in November...
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    Binoculars: Pentax PCF WP II 10×50, Bresser Corvette 10×50, Bresser Hunter 16×50 and 8×40, Garrett Gemini 12×60 LW, Gordon 10×50, Apogee 20×100

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    Default Re: Does. Anyone have this. Telescope a Celestron firstscope. C80. Made in japan

    Thanks again. Bryan. I do. Have some erfle. And konig. Eyepiece s. That should. Work good on my C80. Since. It's a fairly. Slow scope. At f/11.4. So it works. Great. On double stars. Too. Would. A televue 3x Barlow lens put in front of the diagonal. Mirror act as a 5x. Or 6x. Barlow ??

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    Default Re: Does. Anyone have this. Telescope a Celestron firstscope. C80. Made in japan

    The best thing I did, to start, was to remove the original 1.25” focuser and replace it with a 2” GSO, single speed focuser from Agena Astro for less than $150 ! It doubles the viewing capabilities of this great scope and easily installs in half an hour or less !

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    I would post pics but this is a very unfriendly site when it comes to that !

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    I second the GSO 2 inch !

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    Default Re: Does. Anyone have this. Telescope a Celestron firstscope. C80. Made in japan

    Quote Originally Posted by ddufresne View Post
    Thanks again. Bryan. I do. Have some erfle. And konig. Eyepiece s. That should. Work good on my C80. Since. It's a fairly. Slow scope. At f/11.4. So it works. Great. On double stars. Too. Would. A televue 3x Barlow lens put in front of the diagonal. Mirror act as a 5x. Or 6x. Barlow ??
    A barlow this strong would be to powerful for the telescope.
    Operating at f/50+ would provide no advantages at all.
    Refractors: Antares 105 f/15, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNG 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen SD115s f/7.7
    Mounts: Celestron SLT w/ pier mod & EQ-3 tripod, Celestron hypertuned CG-5 w/ tracking motor & Argo Navis, Manfrotto 028B w/ Stellarvue M2C, Manfrotto 055PRO w/ 128RC, TAL-1 HD EQ, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 SXG & half pier
    Diagonals: 2" Astro-Physics MaxBright, 2" Zeiss/ Baader prism, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (Photo Version), 2"
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    Default Re: Does. Anyone have this. Telescope a Celestron firstscope. C80. Made in japan

    Ok thanks. I. Have a. Parks 2x shorty Barlow. Also. Would Orion expanse. Eyepieces. Be in any good on the C80. Also I have edmund RKE. and. I also. Have a. 6mm baader. Orthoscopic and also I have. a. Meade 7mm Rg. Orthoscopic. Would these. Plus my. Meade 26. And 32mm. Super plossls. Be. Good on a C80 scope. Too

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    They will all perform just fine with your telescope.
    Enjoy the views
    Refractors: Antares 105 f/15, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNG 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen SD115s f/7.7
    Mounts: Celestron SLT w/ pier mod & EQ-3 tripod, Celestron hypertuned CG-5 w/ tracking motor & Argo Navis, Manfrotto 028B w/ Stellarvue M2C, Manfrotto 055PRO w/ 128RC, TAL-1 HD EQ, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 SXG & half pier
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