CPC or Nexstar GPS (Carbon Fiber Tube) and Why?
Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:35 PM
I was wondering if you had the option to purchase used the equivalent size and condition CPC or Nexstar GPS (the model with the carbon fiber tube the CPC replaced) which would you choose and why? For example would you prefer a cpc 800 of a Nexstar GPS 8?
Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:43 PM
Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:23 PM
Thanks lots for taking the time to reply to my post. As I read your reply, I realized I did a poor job of asking the question. I was asking about the the choice between a CPC and the Nexstar GPS (dual forked model the CPC replaced).
I have edited my post to be clearer. Thanks tons for taking the time to reply.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:11 AM
Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:40 AM
Thanks for the good inputs. The one tha struck me is the slip ring. I really dislike fooling with the cordwrap issue. I am really partial to the look of the NS vice the CPC. Kinda like the look of the Carbon Fiber Tube.
I wonder is the NS heavier than a comparable cpc? I should be bale to find the weights with "google"
Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:55 AM
WHY ? well because of the non rotating mount that was used on the older models and the better (Stronger ?) gears and bearings that were used in the older models ...
I did spend about 6 or so bucks and replaced the nylon ball bearings in the base of my CPC with steel ones... ONLY because it was a cheap quick and easy to do procedure that I felt was worth 6 bucks and a little time on a rainy day.....
Personally I'm quite happy with my CPC BUT I still think the NSGPS11 was a better overall scope..
Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:48 PM
According to my NS11 manual, the NS8 GPS weighs 42 pounds, the NS9.25 GPS weighs 58 pounds, and the NS11 GPS weighs 65 pounds. The CPC8 is 42 pounds, the CPC 9.25 is 58 pounds, and the CPC11 is 65 pounds. These weights do not include the tripod weights. So, there is no difference in weights.