Orion xx14g Dob CPC 1100 w/Skywatcher 80ED piggybacked Coronado PST TMB 92L refractor AT Voyager mount Nexstar 6/8 mount Denk Big Easy binoviewers Oodles of eyepieces and other optical gadgets Past scopes Meade 8" reflector and 8" SCT
Quote:Visually you should find no appreciable difference between the Celestron and Meade SCTs. Operationally, the Celestron hand controllers and setup/alignment procedures are considered by many to be simpler and more reliable than Meade's. Overall most people with the CPC scopes are quite happy with them, if several years of posts on this forum are a reliable measure.
Mr. Stacy From: Seattle, WA Proud to be a Cloudy Nights Member since 9/15/02* Celestron NS11 GPS - Stellarvue Raptor 90mm APO* Vixen Ultima 8X56 - Fujinon 10X50 FMT-SX - Nikon 7X50 ProStar - Vanguard Endeavor ED 8X42 - Nikon Action Ex. 7X35More cowbell please!
Quote:As I mentioned, I am interested in the CPC as an alternative to the LX90/200. In your experience, are there any obvious reasons why the Celestron outperforms the Meade? Is it the quality of the mount and, if so, why?
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Quote:At the moment, the CPC925 retails inbetween the LX90 8 and 10" - closer to the 8". With this in mind, would I be correct to assume that you would recommend the CPC925?
Quote:To be honest its the performance of the mount that bothers me most: have you had any problems with yours?
Quote:Hi DonAs I mentioned, I am interested in the CPC as an alternative to the LX90/200. In your experience, are there any obvious reasons why the Celestron outperforms the Meade? Is it the quality of the mount and, if so, why?Thanks, MS
Quote:Mount issues on the CPC1100: the clutches aren't brilliant especially if you have a habit of not balancing the tube accurately: eventually they need to be adjusted & this is either a trip back to the dealer or a fairly complex DIY job.
CPC1100, C5/8 SE Mount, AVS MKII
Quote:I might have this wrong but i don't see how the CPC clutches will need adjustment or could be adjusted.
CPC1100 Nexstar 8i + GPS & Rays Brackets Denk S1 power switch Orion 100 mm Refractor Meade LXD 55 ...AR-5 127 mm Refractor Gerbring heated clothing in the winter Exploradome Observatory S.I.E. (Smiling Irish Eyes) 39*21'03" N 77*28'12" W The sky over my head....
Celestron cpc 1100 Celestron 127 Mak on CG5 WO Binoviewers Baader Aspherics 36, 31 mm. Baader Hyperions 24, 21, 13, 10, 8, 5 mm & 8 - 24 zoom. Numerous Filters - 0III, UHC, UHS-S and Coloured.