Help me, I am going through purchase fever!
Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:43 PM
I am trying to decide what and am going nuts trying to make up my mind. I need help.
Here's my list of ideas:
WO 2" diagonal upgrade (would sell 1.25" for additional funds)
ES 82* 24mm
ES 100* 20mm
Panoptic 24 or 27
R/c Battery pack (For cord wrap and grab-n-go, 5Ah)
Sky Quality Meter (narrow handheld or Ethernet)
Obviously I can't do all this, but these are on my list of things I am considering. What is the best choice in your opinion, what am I missing that I should be after?
Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:11 PM
The FR gives you the additional field and you can continue to use 1.25" EPs. A 2" diagonal will also do this but you also have to get 2" EPs.
Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:45 PM
These diagonals also have a built in 2x barlow as well as a Focal reducer built in..so it is actually 3 individual items in one package.. push a lever or button and you are using the barlow push the other button or lever and you are using the focal reducer...no need to touch the eyepiece itself...
I'd also seriously consider the Motofocus...
The last thing I would buy is a sky meter...only because I really do not want to know just how bad my sky really really is.. what I do not know for a fact allows me to fudge my guess to match my mood..
Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:50 PM
Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:56 PM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:47 AM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:43 AM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:44 AM
How about a new (discontinued) CG-5 EQ mount?
Where have I been lately? Celestron has discontinued the CG-5?? What are they replacing it with?
Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:21 PM
Off list, the Roses as Dan suggested.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:10 PM
Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:59 AM