ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.
CPC1100 w/ Denk S2 power switch (IVB).
Denk Binotron-27, 2x D21 eyepieces
TV 55mm Plossl AT 38mm Titan 8, 13, 17, 22mm AT AF70 eyepieces
iPad w/Skywire/Skysafari+ StarSense
NexStar 5SE w/associated goodies
80mm refractor & manual GEM
Quote:I'm actually interested in the standalone starsense to add to my CPC1100. Not because I think it's too hard to point to polaris and then some other bright star, but just because I like gadgets. That thing is going to go for more than the SkyProdigy 70 package. Unreal.
~Casey~ Astro Tech AT65EDQ iOptron ZEQ25GT Orion SSAG Mini package/PHD Guiding Canon T3i (un-modified) DSS/BYE/PHD/PS CS5/Carboni's Actions/Gradient Xterminator Imaging from a red zone.
Quote:Anyone know if the CCD camera in this scope serves as a star guider as well? Or just a one time align and then tracking?
Dark Arts Observatory - Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
Astronomy compels us to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
CPC1100 NexStar 8SE
E.Ps:-1.25"..6.3mm 15mm 25mm & 40mm - 2" W.A..26mm 30mm & 38mm - Zooms:- Baader 8 x 24mm & AE 8 x 24mm
Finders:- RACI 9x50, 8x50 & GLP
Filters:- 2" Polarised, UHC, & OIII + Solar
Bits&Bobs:- 2" X2 Barlow, Dew Shield, Motor focuser, 0.6 Focal Reducer, 17Ah power pack.
Dream Maker Observatory SkyShed P.O.D
Quote:You eyeing another scope Dan? Regards. Peter.
NexStar 8SE; Stellarvue SVR90T; Celestron 102GT; Orion ST80 Orion 9x63, Oberwerk 15x70 binos
And there they still stood, obscurely commemorating man's triumph over time and matter and the triumph of time and matter over man. -- Aldous Huxley, on the Mayan stelae at the Quirigua ruins
Truth is the cubed root of Verbosity.
Skip Celestron NexStar 6SE Orion SkyQuest XT10i Intelliscope Lots of cheap (inexpensive) glass and a bunch of other astro-stuff. Fort Worth Astronomical Society Austin Astronomical Society
Clear skies!- Steve"It takes all the running you can do just to stay in one place." - The Red Queen
Quote: My experience is the 70mm f10 will go to higher magnification than an 80mm f5 before CA becomes unbearable.