Celestron 8" sct

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Celestron 8" sct

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Post by PapaFox » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:47 am

Hi guys,
I'm looking to purchase an 8" sct for my Avx mount. I see that Highpoint has a Celestron C8 and an Orange tube se8 for about $165 less. From what I can tell is they are basically the same scope
Am I missing something?

Thx Mike
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Post by Tillibobs » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:05 am

I have one and have had it for a few years. As far as I know the current model has a black tube ( could be wrong ).
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Post by Bigzmey » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:57 pm

Go for it! I bought the same orange tube from HPS and couldn't be happier.

These are brand new surplus 8" SCT OTAs which are typically included in Nexstar SE package.
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Post by PapaFox » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:33 pm

Thanks for the input. Just pulled the trigger on the Orange tube! Looking forward to first light.
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Post by JayTee » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:25 pm

Congrats, you will enjoy that scope.

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