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CPC-11 on a GEM?
June 4, 2009 4:14 PM
I've got a CPC-11 on it's original fork. It's worked pretty good with the Hyperstar, however there is still rotation on some longer exposures. The scope doesn't have any rails/mounts to be used with a GEM, obviously. I'm not sure if this conversion is possible or worth the $$. Is there a procedure I can follow to convert this scope to a GEM mounted one and can anyone recommend a a particular GEM that would take this scope? Celestron says the scope weighs 65 pounds, but that is probably with the fork, I would assume.
June 4, 2009 4:31 PM
After weighing all your options you'll probably find out it's easier to sell the CPC11 and buy a C11 on a GEM. The other option would to be buy a decent wedge and mount it on that. I believe Mitty Wedges are now in stock at OPT for the CPC series and first impressions seem to be good.
C-11 Carbon Fiber XLT, Sky-Watcher Equinox 80ED, 120ED Paramount MX TV 31T5-Nagler, 8&21mm-Ethos, 24mm Pan SBIG ST-8300C, EarthWin Power/Filter Switch Lunt - LS60T50DS/B1200/FT
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