This review, “Celestron’s new Schmidt-Cassegrain,” appeared in the March 2007 issue of Astronomy magazine
Celestron has introduced a new model to its Schmidt-Cassegrain line of telescopes — the C6, and it’s Celestron’s most portable one yet. This scope offers a 6-inch aperture and operates at f/10. Family resemblance is unmistakable. The C6 has a sleek black aluminum tube with the company’s name and logo emblazoned in orange across its side.
Consumers may choose from four variants. For those who already own a telescope mount, the C6 is available as an optical tube-assembly only. The least expensive complete C6 package, designated the C6-S, combines the telescope with Celestron’s Advanced Series CG-5 German equatorial mount. The same C6 also is sold with the computerized version of the CG-5 as the C6-SGT. Finally, Celestron added the C6 to its lineup of single-support-arm NexStar Special Edition instruments. The NexStar 6SE, however, features an orange tube rather than black.
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