Victor van Wulfen author of the Clear Skies Observing Guides - A Modern Day Celestial Handbook
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Quote:Hey gents, I'm new to the game and am looking to get my first tele. I have a small bit of experience going out and viewing with a couple of friends, but otherwise I'm green. This popped up on my local CL and I was wondering what you guys thought about it. Deal? Too much?http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/spo/3848480405.htmlMy budget is around 1K, give or take. Thanks in advance for your insight!
Quote:thing is the 497 controller is another $80 - $100 used. So $649 + a new 497 controller..... we're getting into new AVX + 6" Newtonian territory here.
Quote:The only difference between the EC and AT models was the controller.
Quote:I had one before I went to imaging. They're optically good and mechanically so so. A C6 on a Cg5 would be better.
Quote:The internals varied by production, but not necessarily with the RA/EC/AT designation. It was common practice to buy the EC model since it was cheaper and upgrade it to an AT by swapping out the controller. I wonder if there is something buried in the serial number that would distinguish the internal construction. Regardless, it is a fine scope.
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