Celestron EDGE 11/CGEM | Stellarvue SVR90T-25FT20MM ES100 | Televue 31MM Nagler T5 | Televue 11mm Nagler T6 | Televue 2X PowerMate Sky Safari 4 | SkyFi
"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/
C11 Edge HD, C925 XLT TEC 140 (#352) w/ AT65EDQ Skywatcher 100ED w/ WO66SD ZenithStar, ES 80mm Apo Sirius, Atlas EQ-G, "Atlosmandy" Pro AZ/EQ-G, T-Rex Apex,Porta II DBK21AU04, DBK21AU618, DMK21AU618, DMK31AU03, ASI120mm/mc, Hutech 500DH Beaglehaven Observatory (BYO #168)
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral Arm
"Considered as a collector of rare and precious things, the amateur astronomer has a great advantage over amateurs in other fields ... the amateur astronomer has access at all times to the original objects of his study; the masterworks of the heavens belong to him as much as to the great observatories of the world. And there is no privilege like that of being allowed to stand in the presence of the original." --Robert Burnham Jr, Burnham's Celestial Handbook
Quote: I've seen a lot of people very happy with the Edge 8, but I wonder was that choice born more out of portability, price or what?
Quote:Now that is one of the most bizzare, innovative approaches I've seen for scope transport. Positively Ghetto (in a good way!)
Jeff -----TEC 140, Stellarvue SVR90T, SV115T20 and AT65EDQ refractors,Webster D14, C11 EdgeHD Lunt LS60THa solar scope double stacked with LS60FHaTelevue Pan 41; Ethos 21, 17; Nagler 31T5, 9T6, 7T6, 5T6, 3.5T6; Delos 10, 12, ES25, 14, 9Astro-Physics 900GTO with Rob Miller Tri36M TripodDM-4 Mount-Extension-Tripod w/ Sky CommanderDM-6 Mount-Losmandy Adapter/Extension-Berlebach Planet w/ Argo Navis
Quote:For imaging the Edge 11 has the advantage off an available .7 focal reducer and a longer distance from the back of the tube to the sensor for best back focus. The disadvantage is the longer focal length and weight requiring a better mount.
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:Astronomics says they hope to get stock in this week and ship my C1100 HD to me the same day... yes I'm impatient. So, to help pass the time, I have a short list of options I'm going to add... If anyone thinks these are unnecessary, has anything to add or has a better suggestion, please let me know!Oh and right now, these are all things I can reverse if I ever need warranty service, and also things I think will make my observing go more smoothly. Bob's KnobsFT Microfocuser (I really hate stock focusers)Deep Space products Tempest fan kitAP 2" visual back (still concerned about APs recommendation on the back for this scope)Either AP, TV or WO 2" dielectric diagonalAstrozap dew shieldPossibly dew heater strips and a controller, depending on the dew levels here in dry SoCal
Deep Space Products
Quote:That's interesting, Ed... the photo I saw of the Bob's knobs for the 11" Edge scopes shows small spacers that raise the knobs up to a point that it seems like this wouldn't be a problem... new development maybe?That Baader does look like a cool VB, are there any downsides? Does it center and square the diagonal accurately? It is quite a bit more than the AP back, but the convenience might just make up for it if its square and centered. Anything has to be better than stock. Which ADM dovetail and why? Better stability?
Quote:That gave me an idea Bilgebay...Gonna scribe a line on my bobs knobs! thanks!