ES AR 102 w/ Twilight 1 Zhummel 8" dob Celestron 127 NexStar Mak/Cas go-to Celestron Edge HD 925 on CGEM Oberwerk 12x60 Binos Canon EOS T3i
Kmart 40mm-Thanks Mom|Jason60mm-Thanks Dad|C80SS-Thanks Wife|C90|C102|C6XLT|AP130EDFGT|C-11XLT EQ-2|EQ-3|CG5GT|Mach 1 & Eagle "For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return".-Leonardo da Vinci "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."-Oscar Wilde ~RIP Dad, you were my best friend...Godspeed!~
One 'scope at a time... "Onward! Ever forward, never straight!" - T. McMahon
Mike "Once in a while you can be shown the light In the strangest of places if you look at it right" - Robt. Hunter
Webster 14.5" f/4.5, "Sugaree" Televue NP 101 (name not yet apparent) Siebert Black Night BVs 8 X 42 Celestron Regals, 12 X 36 Canon IS II
Quote:I have been eyeballing the C90. I think it has come down to the C90 or the C5. I will also be using it as a spotting scope for my C14.
Orion XT8, Celestron 102mm f/10, 62mm Mayflower
10x50, and 16x32 binos
Z8 | C6 | C102 | C90 | ST80 Dobson | CG4 | DwarfStar & Manf 055XDB | Manf 3232 Swivel Tilt & Oben ACM-2400 C Skymaster 8x56 | Z Emerge 7x30 | Bushnell Xtra Wide 5x25
Quote:I think the C5 is the same length and weight as the C90.
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Quote:I think the C5 is the same length and weight as the C90. If price isn't an issue and bulk isn't a chief concern, I'd take the C5 between those two.I hike with either C90 or ST-80, and like them both. C90 is better for moon, planets, and daytime high power. Short tube excels at wide field views, and is about as good as the C90 when you crank up the power on galaxies & nebulae. Short tube would also make an excellent finder for your C14.My C90 came with a backpack, poor finder, good 32mm plossl and 45* correct diagonal for $150. Orion 80 ST-A came with good finder, tube rings & dovetail, 90* diagonal, and good 9mm & 20mm 66 degree EPs for $200. Basically, I bought the pair to cover all my daytime & nighttime grab-and-go / hiking / traveling needs. Also bought the C90 astrozap dew shield, which can fit onto the ST-80.The DwarfStar mount from Universal Astronomics is ideal for C90 or ST-80, and should work equally well with C5. It weighs 1 pound and costs $149, and screws onto a standard 3/8 camera tripod head. The Manfrotto tripod I have is rated for 15 lbs and works great, though I suspect I could get away with the 8.8 lb rated Manfrotto that folds down 7 inches shorter and weighs a little less.Good luck!
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
Quote:Tony - you do have an aggressive way of telling people they are wrong!