Jump to content

  •  

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

Photo

RCX400??

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 gavinm

gavinm

    Surveyor 1

  • -----
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 1954
  • Joined: 26 Aug 2005
  • Loc: Auckland New Zealand

Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:53 AM

This looks like quite a good offer? US$6800

http://www.trademe.c...199&permanent=0

#2 Christopher Erickson

Christopher Erickson

    Mercury-Atlas

  • *****
  • Moderators
  • Posts: 2710
  • Joined: 08 May 2006
  • Loc: Waikoloa Village, Hawaii

Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:21 AM

This looks like quite a good offer? US$6800

http://www.trademe.c...199&permanent=0


Are you affiliated with the seller in any way?

#3 gavinm

gavinm

    Surveyor 1

  • -----
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 1954
  • Joined: 26 Aug 2005
  • Loc: Auckland New Zealand

Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:45 AM

nope.. and I'd have to drive 12 hours to pick it up (which is a lot in a small country like ours..)

I've never really followed the RCX so I don't know a lot about its ins and outs.

#4 Christopher Erickson

Christopher Erickson

    Mercury-Atlas

  • *****
  • Moderators
  • Posts: 2710
  • Joined: 08 May 2006
  • Loc: Waikoloa Village, Hawaii

Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:50 AM

It can be a finicky scope and can be prone to mechanical problems with the three-motor focusing/collimating setup.

These days you can get a used 16" LX200GPS scope for about $7,500US.

Just speaking for myself, I would pass on that scope. Too much money for a potential pile of headaches.

#5 thesubwaypusher

thesubwaypusher

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 978
  • Joined: 08 Jul 2004
  • Loc: New York City

Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:18 PM

Too much money for a potential pile of headaches.


Agreed. They are great when they work, but when they don't, watch out. Parts and support are difficult to come by.


CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.


Recent Topics






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics