"He counts the stars, and calls them all by name." Ps. 147:4 (NLT)
Celestron CPC 925
Celestron NexStar 8SE
Quote:I wish the C6 would go on sale again. I don't think I could dead lift a C-9.25, much less a C-14.Mike
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Quote:I got a used 8in lx200 unmounted [~350], I added the dovetail and put it on a medium duty photo tripod with a alt/az mount [dsv-1]. added the finder shoe for the 8x50 finder and also change the visual back to 2in so I can you my es 35 70°. makes a world of difference. I can pickup the kit and carry it upstairs from the basement with one hand.
Quote: I want to come clean. My favored grab-n-go is not a CAT of any kind, but a little Orion StarBlast.
Quote: Once I got the hang of it I found it very easy to carry my C-9.25 on a Unistar-Sokkia tripod for a total weight of around 50 lbs. That said I do some pretty heavy duty weight training. My understanding is that The Hulk is partial to a C-14 as a grab and go. I take my SCT out before sunset and cool down hasn't been an issue. Keep in mind I do live in the land where water remains a liquid. David
Quote:Before this thread ends, I want to come clean. My favored grab-n-go is not a CAT of any kind, but a little Orion StarBlast. More practical in that role than even my Orange Tube C90, I think. Light, wide field, 4-inches. Just about perfect for me--for now.
Friends call me Duane. Compustar C14, Leo Henzl's Custom C8, 6" Refractor Adv. GT mount, 6" F5 Omni XLT Newt., LXD-75 F4 Imaging SN8, Meade 8" F6 Newtonian, EX Dynamax DX6, RV-6 ETX-90 Astro, Meade 2045 4" SCT, B&L 4000 Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 JC Penny 60mm AZ/ALT Refractor Binos 25x100
Happy owner of-- A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform A PST Double Stack
Quote:My favored grab-n-go is not a CAT of any kind, but a little Orion StarBlast.
SCOPES: CPC1100; AT66ED; EdgeHD 8";SVR90T RAPTOR
MOUNTS: CGEM; Vixen GP2; iOptron Sky Tracker; Celestron AVX
CAMERAS: Canon 60D;Lodestar
EYEPIECES:TV N31T5;Delos14;Delos8;Pan27; PL20;PL25;PL32;TMB9
The Lord sits enthroned above the circle of the earth...He stretched out the heavens like a canopy.