“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
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17.5" Dob "Beta Version"
NP 127 on a CG-5 and CGEM DX
25x100 and assorted other binos
Naglers, Ethos and various others.
Rob Tak EM200, TEC 140 And if the dam breaks open many years too soon, And if there is no room upon the hill And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too, I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.
C14 EdgeHD, C11 EdgeHD Zhumell 8" f/6 Newt AP1200GTO, CGEM DX, CG5-ASGT Rob Miller Tri36M tripod Canon Rebel XS, Atik 314L+, DSI pro I,II, QHY5L-II SX 7 FW with Astrodon LRGB, Ha 5nm Hutech OAG5, Rainbow Optics Grating Scorpio Observatory
Quote:Well I see Celestron actually sells that set up but that just seems like you are at the outer limits of that mount and after you add the essential items to the scope it is maxed to the hilt on it. But for visual only it could work but even then how solid would it be from vibrations? I never heard of a C14 on anything smaller than a CGE
Takahashi TSA-120 & Explore Scientific 102mm APO Refractors
Lunt 60mm PT Ha
Celestron Edge 800 & Edge 1100 SCT's
Celestron AVX & CGEM Mount's
Televue Ethos 100* 21mm, 17mm, 13mm, 10mm and 6mm & Explore Scientific 82* 4.7mm Canon Rebel T3i DSLR SBIG STF-8300M, FW5-8300, OAG-8300, ST-Ic guide & planetary camera
Keeper of the Swamp Gas Observatory "This R2 unit has a bad motivator" AR127, CG4 CGE1100 1984 tasco 60mm 49TR F/13.3 refractor 1976 Vixen Polaris 80mm F/15 refractor Denkmeier Big Easy BV'er Astro-Tech Titan 38mm 70* Astro-Tech Titan 20mm 70* Astro-Tech SR6 12mm 60* Meade MA25mm Jap. Meade MA9mm Jap. TMBpII 5mm ES 1.25" FX
Quote:The C14 has its uses, but your not going to like not being able to get the object('s) in the FOV
Celestron EDGE 11/CGEM | Stellarvue SVR90T-25FT20MM ES100 | Televue 31MM Nagler T5 | Televue 11mm Nagler T6 | Televue 2X PowerMate Sky Safari 4 | SkyFi
Quote:I too would suggest a C11 Edge over a C14 Edge. The size and weight difference is really noticeable and you will still be able to see PLENTY with the C11. I use a C11 Edge on a CGEM (not DX) and its wonderful, no "jiggling" at all as long as I keep the tripod low. It is still a bit to set up, but I'm not killing myself to do it at all. A DX is a LOT heavier and taller, and the C14 is a monster of a scope. I do like the suggestion of getting a C11 and also getting a small refractor to add to things. You'd have a lot of fun with that.That said, for visual a C14 and a CGEM-DX will work just fine, balancing is really the key. get it well balance and well aligned and you can have lots of fun with it.But if you have ANY designs on astro-imaging in the future, you WILL need an CGE-PRO, AP mount or a Paramount to pull it off with the C14. Its just too big and heavy.
Quote:There is no doubt the more expensive mounts are better for AP...BUT...quite a few superb images have been done with C14s and G11s and CGEs (not CGE pros) and CI700s over the years, and the CGEM DX is at least in that league.
Celestron 8SCT ES102APO Orion 90ST CGEM LX80
Quote:Everyone does this in the beginning of their astro hobby.
My equipment: AT8IN AT6RC AT72ED CGEM-DX GARY HONIS BAADER MODIFIED CANON T3i ORION AUTOGUIDER AT50gs ORION TOAG ASTROTECH COMA CORRECTOR ASTROTECH FIELD FLATNER LOTS OF EYEPIECES AND FILTERS http://www.astrobin.com/users/Stargazer78/ IF YOU DON'T STAND FOR SOMETHING....YOU WILL FALL FOR ANY THING
Quote:... the field of view will be narrow even with a F/6.3 reducer, larger star clusters will not fit in the field of view, so you'll have a limited target range
Quote:Since this young man is new to the hobby (assumed of course) he may not be aware of the pitfalls and frustrations of attempting long focal length AP on an overloaded Chinese mount.
Quote:The tricky (and trying) part however, is the sheer size of the scope for single-person setup and tear-down.
Quote:...how every globular give fantastic views...
http://www.faintfuzzy.net Stuff C14, C8, Orion XX14i, Meade 8" ACF, AT6RC, AT102ED, Orion ED80, PST, AP1600GTO, CGE, CG5, ST10-XME/CFW8, QHY8PRO, Optec TCF-s, Microtouch Focuser, Pyxis LE, Hyperstar for C8.
Quote:Quote:...how every globular give fantastic views...Mmmmmmmm. Globulars in a C14...
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