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Celestron 11" EdgeHDAstro-Tech AT65EDQ ED RefractorCGEM DX Equatorial MountES 100's : 9mm, 14mm, 20mmES 82's : 24mm, 30mmCelestron .7x focal reducerCanon 60D
Celestron EdgeHD 8 + AVX | Sky-Watcher Pro 100ED APO + Vixen Porta II + Oberwerk Tall | Celestron NexStar 6SE Fujinon Polaris 10x50 FMT-SX | Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD
Quote:Momerath, frozen.kryo is correct. The tripod I received is most definitely *not* the CGEM DX/Pro unit. It's a different color and a different design. I'd take some more pics if I didn't already have it packed up for its return trip to Adorama.
Celestron EDGE 11/CGEM | Stellarvue SVR90T-25FT20MM ES100 | Televue 31MM Nagler T5 | Televue 11mm Nagler T6 | Televue 2X PowerMate Sky Safari 4 | SkyFi
Quote:When I watched the video of the CGE Pro and saw how tall it was I knew it was out, LOL!
I'm saving my pennies for an AP1100! Someday...
Telescopes: Celestron 14" SCT..Meade 10" ACF/SCT..Stellarvue 4" ED APO Mounts: UA UniStar Deluxe duel clamping saddle on a Celestron CGE tripod...UA UniStar Deluxe on a Meade field tripod and a UA UniStar Light on a UA light surveyor tripod. All with custom made "Manny Miles" eyepiece trays. Binoculars: Garrett Optical 10x50 Oberwerk 15x60. Eyepieces: TV Naglers, Panoptics and Plossl's. Also Pentax 10XW, 20XW, a Baader 31 Aspheric and a TMB 40 Paragon.
Quote:Well, then look at the Moon! And Saturn should still look great. The Hercules Cluster is nearly straight up around midnight right now and looks wonderful. I've found that the better you polar align the scope, the better the Go-Tos and tracks are. I have seen objects "centering" at the edge of the FOV when I don't get it dead-on. Its not a big deal for visual use because you can easily center them again, but they will drift away if you want to view for a while. For imaging, it'll be an issue... So much to learn!I ordered the Celestron polar scope last night, hopefully that will help. I will let you know. HAVE FUN!!!!!
Quote:I hope you have a moon filter. I thought my eyes were gonna come out of my head when I looked at the moon without one in mine.I have also come to realize one more short coming of the DX mount. It seems you can only get 22lb counterweights. I am attaching another small refracter to mine but could not find lighter counterweights that support the larger bore of the counterweight shaft. Since the load capacity of the mount is ~50lbs this would exceed capacity. You can always make something tho. Just something to think about.Congrats on the new scope. I hope my earlier comments helped and were accurate.
Tim Meade LX200 10" f/6.3 Classic Celestron Nexstar 8SE Celestron 90mm Mak Meade 90mm f/8.8 Refractor Celestron CR-150-HD6 ,6" f/8 Refractor TASCO 60MM X 900 MM Refractor (My first scope that my wife gave to me for Christmas in '91 , still have it. Celestron CG5 Advanced Mount Celestron Bino Viewer Canon T4I Orange Zone 10'X12' Roll Off Roof Observatory
Quote:Nice rig and great photo's. The DX is a beast for sure. The scope itself is great, especially when the seeing allows those 1100 optics to run. I'd say maybe get the rear vent fans from deep space products and maybe a better vis back, mine frustrated me a bit. That said the best night out with mine was the second night when I didn't have any of those things