Newbie needs help with inherited gear

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captdrain
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Newbie needs help with inherited gear

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Hi all,

Need a bit of help here and you guys seem really helpful and nice.

I recently inherited a bunch of gear from my father. For various reasons, he's been forced to give up his hobby and did not know what to do with his stuff. So here I am helping him to figure it out.

Personally, I don't have the same interests as him and have no knowledge of the stuff that I now have. I need to figure out what they are and what to do with them. So here I am!

I have set out a list of the items I have below (as best as I can keeping in mind I have no knowledge of this hobby), and included some photos as well. As far as I know they are probably from 5-10 years ago.

My questions:
1. Are these gear relevant still? Are they outdated?
2. Are they worth anything if I try to sell them?
3. Does anyone know of a charitable cause I can donate them to?

Thanks for the help!
Adrian

Annex

1. List of stuff
Celestron C8-S
Celestron CG5 Mount
Celestron C5 Spotting Scope
Celestron Skymaster 20x80 FOV 3.2
Celestron SkyScout #93970
Celestron 6X30 LER Finder #51602-B
Celestron 6X30 LER Finder #51602-B
Celestron Stero Binocular Viewer #93691
Celestron Star Diagonal 1 1/4" #94115-A
Celestron Star Diagonal 1 1/4" #94115-A
Celestron Deluxe Tele-Extender #93643
Celestron T-Adapter-SC #93633-A
Celestron Vibration Suppression Pads x3 #93503
Celestron 25mm SMA 1-1/4" Wide Angle #93007-A
Celestron 25mm 1-1/4" E-lux Eyepiece #93302
Celestron 25mm 1-1/4" E-lux Eyepiece #93302
Celestron UHC/LPR Filter 1 1/4 #94123
Celestron BAADER Contrast-Booster Filter 1 1/4" #94121
Celestron Reducer/Corrector f6.3 #94175
Celestron Zoom Eyepiece 1 1/4" #93230
Celestron 2X Barlow Ultima SV Series 1 1/4" Fully Multi-Coasted #93506
LV Series Eyepiece LV 9mm 31.7mm #3718
Canon EOS T-Ring #93419
Celestron 45degree Erect Image Diagonal 1/4" #94112-A

2. Some photos
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Hi
If these stuff have been kept in a dry box free of fungus, they can be sold for quite a sum. But if you want to donate them, you can PM Mystique. She conducts some volunteer programmes for schools and I am sure they would love to take some. Meanwhile you can search the buy-sell section for indicative prices. :)

ps BTW, these actually provide a decent set up for local viewing (assuming there is a mount too)
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Hi!

That's quite a bountiful collection your dad passed on to you. Actually if its possible, maybe you might wanna check if on the condition of the glass/optical surfaces of the telescopes and eyepieces , are there any signs of fungus or still good looking condition?

Optical equipment dont really have an expiry date or outdated phase, I still use eyepieces that are super old..haha

Hope this helps...:)
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Airconvent wrote:Hi
If these stuff have been kept in a dry box free of fungus, they can be sold for quite a sum. But if you want to donate them, you can PM Mystique. She conducts some volunteer programmes for schools and I am sure they would love to take some. Meanwhile you can search the buy-sell section for indicative prices. :)

ps BTW, these actually provide a decent set up for local viewing (assuming there is a mount too)
The CG5 is the mount. :mryellow:
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Ah yes I had also inherited 2 huge dry cabinets and these have been sitting in them all this time! Last I checked they were fungus free yes.

As for the mount, it's not in best condition I think. There's some electronics in it and I have no idea if it even works anymore...

Thanks for all the responses!

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Mariner wrote:
Airconvent wrote:Hi
If these stuff have been kept in a dry box free of fungus, they can be sold for quite a sum. But if you want to donate them, you can PM Mystique. She conducts some volunteer programmes for schools and I am sure they would love to take some. Meanwhile you can search the buy-sell section for indicative prices. :)

ps BTW, these actually provide a decent set up for local viewing (assuming there is a mount too)
The CG5 is the mount. :mryellow:
Yikes! You're right...I saw "C5" instead when I scanned the list...haha :)
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Should remove the unnecessary plastic and paper packaging when put in dry cabinet.

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