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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:49 PM
Some old pics:
And might as well include eyepiece collection as well.
I used to have a LX200, but I had to sell it. Needed a car and starting college soon, you know how it goes.
Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:27 PM
Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:35 PM
The EQ head looks a little small for a C11.
Whats the load capacity?
Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:16 PM
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:05 PM
Looks like a great portable set up! Enjoy
45# I think, it is a clone of the AP mount in that class, would handle C11 just fine, and has 6" RA gear and 4 way clutch locks.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:08 PM
Insanely extended counterweight shaft (I use shorter for real use):
Mini-cooler attached to one of holes left by the fork mount:
Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:38 PM
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:38 PM
so here is my set up now all up and running!! intes micro 10"mak cass f15 deluxe and 10" maknewt (intes micro)f5.5 and a gemini 42 observatory mount as you can seei like my planetary veiwing!! stuart
Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:52 PM
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:22 PM
This is my 1100HD in front of the Yerkes Observatory
Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:16 AM
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:20 AM
C14 OTA 50lb
Fork arm+drive base +50lb
Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:25 AM
And what do they weigh now?!! =) Guess I could go hit the Celestron website if I really cared that much. So OTA plus mount was what? 75+? I know mounting my 11" CPC on the wedge is a bear. Mounting in alt-az mode is bad enough. Or did they make that removable? I guess there's a good reason there's no fork mounted 14" (excluding of course the monstrous Meade scopes -- but you need a crane for those!).
CGE1400 ota, grey tube, weiged 47#, I think the orange tubes were a little over 50#, not sure on the new black ones, but I think they are still around 47# or so.
I would say if someone considers alt az mounting a CPC1100 a bear, to stay away from the 10", especially 12" LX200's, even with the peterson handles. Celestron's one high handle and one low handle is much better ergonomically, and the centering pin, then spinning till it clunks into the right spot for the 3 bolts, is still much easier than putting a 10" or 12" LX200 on the tripod, without one of those bulky tripod tables with guide pins, and even that does not alleviate the poorly placed handles. The 14 came with a warning that said attempting to setup this telescope yourself could result in serious injury or death, and I am not even making that up!
Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:06 AM
CELESTRON ULTIMA 11
3M GREY VINYL WRAP OTA
MEADE 12" DEW SHIELD
MEADE ETX-70 FINDER SCOPE
ATLAS EQ-G MOUNT
MEADE STANDARD FIELD TRIPOD
JMI WHEELEY BAR TRANSPORT
EQMOD LAPTOP CONTROL
SKYTOOLS 3 NIGHTLY PLANNER
MORE REPAIRS AND MODIFICATIONS THAN I CARE TO MENTION.
RESTORATION TOOK ALL OF 6 MONTHS AND $2500.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:10 AM