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Bob's Knobs C8 Metric Collimation Knobs -Black Oxide

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The C8 Metric Collimation Knobs (Black Oxide) Fits: Celestron 8 inch (20 cm) f/10 SCT's made in 2005 and later years with black Phillips factory collimation screws (some CPC 800 models). These screws have metric threads. It is important that you choose the correct style Bob's Knobs for your telescope. Please note the number and type of screws on your secondary housing before ordering.

These knobs will fit only 2005 and later C8 models that have black Phillips factory collimation screws. All C8 models make prior to 2005 and all post-2005 models with silver factory collimation screws require C8 standard thread knobs. Check that our screw threads match the factory screw threads before installing.

  • If you have this same C8 with metric threads, but want stainless steel knobs, order #BS-C8METSS. 
  • If your scope is marked EdgeHD on the corrector ring, please, order #BS-C8EDGBO or #BS-C8EDGSS (these are with standard threads and in Black Oxide or Stainless Steel preferences). 

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  • Now there is no more tools needed to make collimation adjustments to your telescope! It's easy . . . just grab a Bob's Knob and turn. You can even collimate while looking through the eyepiece on most telescopes. What's more, you'll never drop that pesky little Allen wrench or screwdriver in the grass again. Installation is a snap with included instructions, and you can undo the modification at any time.

    The C8 Metric Collimation Knobs (Black Oxide)

    Fits: Most Celestron 8” (20 cm) f/10 SCT made in 2005 and later with black Phillips factory collimation screws that have metric threads. Includes SkyWatcher SCT and non-EdgeHD Fastar.. These screws have metric threads. It is important that you choose the correct style Bob's Knobs for your telescope. Please note the number and type of screws on your secondary housing before ordering.

    These knobs will fit only 2005 and later C8 models that have black Phillips factory collimation screws.

    Note: All C8 models made prior to 2005 and all post-2005 models with silver factory collimation screws require C8 standard thread knobs. Check that our screw threads match the factory screw threads before installing.

    A: Some telescope versions have a small plastic cover over the factory collimation screws. This cover must be removed and set aside when Bob's Knobs are installed. The cover is cosmetic only and will not affect operation of the scope. (Photo shows Bob's Knob's installed on a C8 with black Phillips collimation screws. Click our "Images" tab to see a picture of the screws without Bob's Knobs installed.)

    If you have this same C8 with metric threads, but want stainless steel knobs, order #BS-C8METSS. 

    B: These knobs will fit the metric Fastar version only if it does not have EdgeHD optics. Scopes with EdgeHD optics require different knobs (as listed below).

    C: Black oxide steel (shown in photos) is for dry environments. Lightly oil the knob top and knob serrations periodically as an anti-corrosion measure. Stainless steel provides better corrosion protection in coastal or high humidity areas, or in places where dew or other condensation is common.

    D: The factory dust cover will fit normally with Bob's Knobs installed.

    E: Some telescope versions have a small plastic cover over the factory collimation screws. This cover must be removed and set aside when Bob's Knobs are installed. The cover is cosmetic only and will not affect operation of the scope.

     

    If your scope is marked EdgeHD on the corrector ring, please, order #BS-C8EDGBO or #BS-C8EDGSS (these are with standard threads and in Black Oxide or Stainless Steel preferences). 

    Manufacturer's number = C8metBO

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    The C8 Metric Collimation Knobs (Black Oxide) Fits: Celestron 8 inch (20 cm) f/10 SCT's made in 2005 and later years with black Phillips factory collimation screws (some CPC 800 models). These screws have metric threads. It is important that you choose the correct style Bob's Knobs for your telescope. Please note the number and type of screws on your secondary housing before ordering.

    These knobs will fit only 2005 and later C8 models that have black Phillips factory collimation screws. All C8 models make prior to 2005 and all post-2005 models with silver factory collimation screws require C8 standard thread knobs. Check that our screw threads match the factory screw threads before installing.

    • If you have this same C8 with metric threads, but want stainless steel knobs, order #BS-C8METSS. 
    • If your scope is marked EdgeHD on the corrector ring, please, order #BS-C8EDGBO or #BS-C8EDGSS (these are with standard threads and in Black Oxide or Stainless Steel preferences). 

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06/15/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
Collimation knobs should be standard equipment

The service I got from Bob's Knobs was outstanding. I received my knobs within a few short days of my order and the instructions worked out good for me. I was able to more easily collimate my Celestron Nexstar 8SE after removing those frustrating factory screws and turning the knobs instead. I agree it's much easier and safer working in the dark with knobs instead of small screws and a screwdriver. Now my telescope images are clear and sharp! If there are no patent violation risks or other good reasons against it, I suggest collimation knobs be standard equipment on reflector telescopes.

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07/16/2020
Lee M.
United States United States
Effective, easy to find, a little touchy

I really like these culmination knobs. They are very easy to find in the dark while looking through my eyepiece. They are large enough to provide required torque without tools. However, they can feel a little touchy until you get used to using them. Overall: Great tool!

BZ
01/16/2019
Brad Z.
United States
No tools needed to adjust now

These were simple to install and make the adjustment process painless and quick. No tools needed.

SW
03/08/2018
Scot W.
United States
Bob’s Knobs

Love the design, way better ,just make sure you have a commentator.