My stuff. Celestron C9.25 SCT...Orion 100mmED Refractor Canon 450Da...Imaging Source DMK21au618.as cam Celestron CGE PRO mount...CG5 mount.
Quote:Make sure the corrector plate has no cracks and the mirror looks fine.
Quote:I would say if the scope looks good, give him an offer, and see how it goes. I haven't used my C8 for DSO's mainly because I don't think my CG-5 is up to it....and I dont want to dish out for the .63x focal reducer....but plenty of people have used C8s w/ the reducer for DSOs.
Quote:Edit: Good call on the crayford focuser. I was never really satisfied with the stock focuser, and picked up a cheap GSO dual speed crayford last month and it is a world of difference in focusing.
Quote:Got a link for that? My Bahtinov masks are too small also. I try to be frugal...but there is always something else to buy!!!
Quote:...but I rarely use the mask for planetary...with my mount it is really hard to slew to a star, focus, and then slew the target and then get Jupiter on the chip again at the long focal length .
Quote:Quote:...but I rarely use the mask for planetary...with my mount it is really hard to slew to a star, focus, and then slew the target and then get Jupiter on the chip again at the long focal length .How do you focus then? I tried focusing on Jupiter a little last night; frustrating.Steve
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