This journey began while searching the used telescope listings on Craigslist. The Super C8 was in poor condition when I picked her up. She had a grimy corrector plate, loose OTA screws, some rust, missing bolts and power cord, etc…
She did however come with a sweet brass and glass solar filter a decent wedge and a Byers Worm Gear Drive! The drive was worth the cost of admission alone. I put about $50 worth hardware and Protostar flocking into the C8 to get her up to speed.
Collimation was a bit tricky until I purchased a set of Bobs Knobs for $13, best investment yet! The knobs replace the old small hex bolts on the corrector assembly. If you have a SCT you need Bobs Knobs!
I’m a HUGE Telrad guy so ordering a Telrad mounting plate was necessary! The finder scope that came with it was adequate but for DSO hunting a Telrad is a must have.
Here is the manual for the Super C8 Plus: Manual