NSN Channel: BigAppleSkies CPC 1100 with HD Pro Wedge with ETX-70 Finder Celestar C8, C80ED and PST Istar 150 Anistigmatic R30 on CGEM Jason 313 from 1975! Mallincam Extreme & Mallincam SSIc & Mallincam Micro DSI Pro, Orion SSAG, GPUSB, Nautilus Filterwheel JMI, Celestron and Orion MotoFocus, FCUSB1&2 Hyperion 5,13, ES 18, 30, OR 18, 25 TV 2.5x Powermate, WO Binoviewer with pairs: TV 7 Naglers, WO 20 and RKE 28
None of my kit is part of a two year pay to be part of beta test, that still isn't close to ending.
PeteGallery: http://www.astrobin.com/users/pmumbower/CGE Pro | modded C9.25 | 8" f/4 newtSBIG ST-2000XM, CFW-9 Astronomik type2c LRGB, Baader 7nm HaQHY5L-II mono, PEMPro2, Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, RegiStar
Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes living with misery a lot easier!
My gear: --Celestron 8EdgeHD & 11EdgeHD | 80mm F/6 Triplet | Modified Canon T1i | QSI683WSG-8 | QHY5L-II | Celestron AVX mount | iOptron CEM60 mount | iOptron ZEQ25 mount --- My skies:
Quote:I like the CGE-PRO but there is a lot of variability to them. There are 15 arc second and 3 arc second mounts out there.
Quote:My concern more had to do with buying a new one that might of been sitting around in a warehouse for eons and being without spring loaded worms, lapped gears. But looking at the order shipping info, I will be waiting until the 20th or so to find out.
Dave Jessie Outreach Events
Quote: You could always cancel the order at Amazon and order from the CN sponsor for the exact same price you paid. You'd know it was "fresh stock" then. I mean no disrespect here at all, but personally, I'd never order something like that from Amazon for the very reason you site.
Quote:Quote: You could always cancel the order at Amazon and order from the CN sponsor for the exact same price you paid. You'd know it was "fresh stock" then. I mean no disrespect here at all, but personally, I'd never order something like that from Amazon for the very reason you site. I totally would do that...but half the price of this was paid with a Amazon gift card I had burning a hole in my pocket. Otherwise, I would not being buying this right now. Like I said, if there are any issues, Celestron will take care of them. I am not too worried about it really. Plus it will be cloudy here in Michigan until April...so I have plenty of time to inspect things.
Celestron EDGE 11/CGEM | Stellarvue SVR90T-25FT20MM ES100 | Televue 31MM Nagler T5 | Televue 11mm Nagler T6 | Televue 2X PowerMate Sky Safari 4 | SkyFi
Quote:Well, I took advantage of this and just purchased one. Somehow did manage to get the CFO on board Even got free shipping getting it through Amazon at the $3999 pricing. Now to wait for it to be delivered.