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Imaging setup: Celestro C8 + Heq5 (pillar stand) + Guide Camera + DSLR + many other goodies

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I have decided to part ways with the hobby as I just don't seem to be able to take out time and my equipment can be put to better use by somebody else.

Offering a nice bargain below:

Celestron C8

- 6x30 finder scope

- 7x50 guide scope (taking from 200P skywatcher and modified with the correct adaptor at the back to turn it into a guidescope)

- Guide Camera (QHY5 II)

- Hand made dew shield (free)

- Focal reducer F6.3

- 2x Celestron connecting plates for Celestron scopes (I bought a skinnier one for Heq5 which is already included but giving away these as well)

- Bobs knobs installed for easy collimation

- SBC2000 live camera with focal reducer and correct adaptor to mount to a 1.25 telescope

- Canon DSLR 450D unmodded (body only) + T-adapter to connect to the telescope


All the above for the bargain price of £599.


Heq5 pro + tripod (picture not included) + skywatcher pillar for heq5 pro + handset + eqmod cable:   £499

If buying altogether: £999 would do.


The telescope is ready to be posted, however I am looking to find a way to post the tripod and pillar + Heq5 mount. If I can't you will have to pick it up from Manchester.

If you buy it all, then I can definitely look into posting the heq5 pro bundle as well. Postage cost would be separate to the final cost. I will calculate and inform you upon agreement of sale.

Only thing to point out is, the Heq5's knob to let go of the weight's bar is broken and you need to use a plas to turn it. In my case, I just left it extended and tightened at all times as it's just used for weights. The knob got broken not due to a fall but because the HEQ5 prior to being hosted in my observatory was placed underneath a storage bed and the awkward position caught the plastic knob and eventually broke it.

Moreover, the C8 has collected some dust over time but this hasn't affected the viewing experience so I chose to not fiddle with internal cleaning.



















Thanks for looking.

Edited by Astro_king

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Hi there,


        Can I please ask if the C8 is in good working condition, optically and otherwise and is it fitted with a standard dovetail bar (looking to fit it to a SW AZ4 mount)? 


Thanks in advance,



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