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Celestron EDGE 11/CGEM | Stellarvue SVR90T-25FT20MM ES100 | Televue 31MM Nagler T5 | Televue 11mm Nagler T6 | Televue 2X PowerMate Sky Safari 4 | SkyFi
Quote:My use would be almost entirely lunar/planetary AP. Is the CPC up to this, or should I look for something GEM-mounted?
Quote:Can anyone with a CPC 1100 tell me the distance between the end of the tube and the base at zenith? I have a large diagonal and a turret and am trying to figure out what the clearance tolerance would be. So I need the distance without any diagonal, visual back or focal reducer inserted.Thanks!
CPC1100 w/ Denk S2 power switch (IVB).
Denk Binotron-27, 2x D21 eyepieces
TV 55mm Plossl AT 38mm Titan 8, 13, 17, 22mm AT AF70 eyepieces
iPad w/Skywire/Skysafari+ StarSense
NexStar 5SE w/associated goodies
80mm refractor & manual GEM
Quote:My next scope would be a C11, but I'm not sure which model is best. My use would be almost entirely lunar/planetary AP. Is the CPC up to this, or should I look for something GEM-mounted?
"A craftsman relies on science when knowledge allows it, tradition and experience when it does not, and makes art whenever he can." 14 built scopes from 4.25 to 18" and a 24" in (perpetual) progress. 15 ATM awards. Co-mounted CPC 1100 EdgeHD/TAK FS-102/Orion ED80T on a trash-cart for when I'm feeling lazy. "Simple minds discuss people. Good minds discuss events. Great minds discuss telescopes." http://stardazed.com/