Celestron Edge 8"
9/11- Never Forget.
Quote:So far so good. The Edge series scopes have me hooked. Now it’s time to buy a 14 and an AP900.
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Warren - Stargazing since the 60's! Scopes: ETX-LS6, ED80T, AT6RC, Lunt LS60T, C9.25 Mounts: Atlas EQ-G, Vixen Portamount II Cameras: Atik 314L+,DMK31AU03,SSAG, ASI120MC Filters: Astrodon LRGB, Orion HA, SII, OIII Acc: Orion 5 place Filter wheels x 2, Flatman Primary Imaging site: Bortle Scale Class 6 Red Zone http://astrobin.com/users/rigel123/
Quote: The Edge series scopes have me hooked.
Quote:On a side note I could not get the mount to balance in the DEC. Is there some sort of trick to balancing an SCT in the DEC axis. The scope is back heavy as one would expect. Maybe I need to buy weights for the front of the tube?
Ed Thomas Deep Space Products www.deepspaceproducts.com
Quote:You may be over-thinking this.It is not at all essential that the scope be perfectly balanced in Dec. The motors in almost all scopes are geared down and have so much excess torque that they can often drive an extremely out of balance load with on real strain.If you slew the scope using the hand set and the motors don't sound like they are excessively loaded, then I would not worry about it.
Quote:How do you guide at F10? I'm hoping that my guiding rig will work at 1400mm-- I just assumed it wouldn't at 2000mm-- so I haven't given it a shot yet. My rig is a QHY5 with a small scope (50mm) held by beefy ADM rings attached to a dovetail bar on top of the Edge8. In the back of my mind I have the feeling I'll have to go the OAG route. I did purchase a FeatherTouch micro focuser for scope and it work beautifully.
Adam AP Mach 1, Rob Miller TRI36L, Celestron 8" Edge HD Hyperion 17mm, Celestron 40mm Plossl, TMB 7mm & 9mm WO 66, Lunt LS60/B1200 PT, CG-5 Clone STF-8300m Pro Package, Honis-Modified Canon XS, Un-modded T1i, SSAG, TSOAG9, SX Lodestar
Lackawanna Astronomical Society
SVR90 Raptor QHY9C OSC Camera ZEQ25 EQ Mount Porta II Alt-Az
SCOPES: CPC1100; AT66ED; EdgeHD 8";SVR90 RAPTOR MOUNTS: CGEM; Vixen GP2; iOptron Sky Tracker; Celestron AVX CAMERAS: Canon 60D;Lodestar EYEPIECES:31T5;D14;D8;P20;P25;P32;TMB9 The Lord sits enthroned above the circle of the earth...He stretched out the heavens like a canopy.
Quote:Good read. Thanks for the write up. I'm looking to purchase an EdgeHD 9.25 soon hopefully.
- Mike ------------ If you make something idiot proof, someone will just make a better idiot. ------------ Mallincam VSS+ iOptron Minitower Celestron 9.25 Edge HD WO EZ Touch mount Skywatcher 150/750 Newt Equinox 80 refractor Equinox 120 refractor Stellarvue M1 mount Nagler Type 4 - 12,17 and 22 and 3-6 zoom Pentax XW 7,10,30 and 40 XL Delos 14 ---
Quote:John- Hopefully you will have success guiding! My SV 80/9D is a wonderful guide scope when I use it with my TMB. But I think at 30 inches long, it might to long for the Edge. Though I could always give it a try.
Quote:here is my recently bought 8"Edge on a AVX mount
AP 130 GT 8" EDGE HD AVX on AP Wood Tripod Canon T2i Olde Crow Observatory
Quote:Here is the setup I'll be using. It's on a Losmandy G11 mount...John