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Quote:Part of my reason for upgrading the scope itself is that the primary mirror has a small scratch on it. I "inherited" the 8se from a good friend of mine a couple of years ago and while attempting to collimate it the first time, having no knowledge of what I was doing, I accidentally unscrewed the secondary mirror causing it to fall into the OTA and scratch the primary. I reassembled it, taking care to keep the corrector in alignment and, somehow, the performance doesn't seem terribly affected. However, I can't help that niggling feeling that for the last two years of usage, it hasn't been performing as well as it should.
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Quote:Hi guys; I'm looking to jump on the CGEM bandwagon sometime later this year, when I have more time, money, and, I guess better chance of purchasing one and getting it within 6 months :-)Anyway, as far as OTAs go, I have a C8 and a Megrez 90; would a side-by-side setup with these two work well for imaging, without putting too much stress on the mount?
Quote:Anyway, as far as OTAs go, I have a C8 and a Megrez 90; would a side-by-side setup with these two work well for imaging, without putting too much stress on the mount?
Quote:Quote:You know this for a fact? From measurements I have taken on my Atlas NEQ6 tripod and comparing my measurements with the image posted previously in this thread, I am confident that the Atlas NEQ6 tripod head and the CGEM tripod head are identical.
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Quote:I've been lurking on this forum for awhile now in anticipation of upgrading my Nexstar 8se for a CGEM-1100 in May or June. I'm just curious if any of you guys are using the CGEM with a c11 OTA. Is this mount substantial enough for visual and photographic use with that much weight on it? To be honest, I'm sort've waffling between the CGEM-1100 and the CGEM-925. I want more aperature, but my current Nexstar 8 is maddeningly wobbly on its single-arm fork mount.
ES 6 inch f/10 EQ Reflector
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