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
Friends call me Duane. Compustar C14, Leo Henzl's Custom C8, 6" Refractor Adv. GT mount, 6" F5 Omni XLT Newt., LXD-75 F4 Imaging SN8, Meade 8" F6 Newtonian, EX Dynamax DX6, RV-6 ETX-90 Astro, Meade 2045 4" SCT, B&L 4000 Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 JC Penny 60mm AZ/ALT Refractor Binos 25x100
Quote:Curious minds want to know. The reason I ask is because the used ones literally get scooped up really fast.....almost instantly
Homemade 16"F6.5 dob(Stellafane optical winner 1996) and 22.6" F4.9 homemade mirrors, 10"F7 dob (Stellafane 2nd opt 2009)Celestron Ultima 9.25 dynascope RV6 1973, Orange C14 1975,orangeSupC8,c11/C5orangetube CGEM, CGE, Meade 30 UWA5K,34&28mmSWA 5k,14mmUWA4K 4K/ES9mm&14mm100degree/panoptic 22mm/nagler11mmT6/7mmT1/3.5mmT6/T.V.WF 19mm and 15mm, Cel AXIOM LX 23mm/15mm Sears 80F15 3#4454/sears4-6344 76mmf16
One big concave make-up mirror Several pairs of reading glasses (of different magnifications) A play house in which to use them.
Quote:I suspect it is because they are an excellent sweet spot in aperture, portabiity and versatility for either visual or AP, or both. They will ride comfortably on EQ mounts like the CG-5, or larger if one wants more stability. Kind of a Goldilocks SCT, not too big, not too small, just right.
Quote:In theory F/2 or F/3 should not make any difference, in practice it is the opposite.
Whenever I have come into large sums of money in my life, I always put half of it aside to spend on fast cars and the pursuit of loose women.
I put aside the other half to spend frivolously.
Quote: Curious minds want to know. The reason I ask is because the used ones literally get scooped up really fast.....almost instantly
APM/TMB 115/805 APO Celestron ED-80 Celestron 9.25
CG-5 Vixen Porta II
Naglers: 17T4, 13T6, 3-6 zoom UWANs: 28mm, 7mm Pentax 10XW, 10mm Radian
Misc EP: 50mm Parks, 42mm GSO, 2x TV Barlow, sundry plossls...
Quote: Rohr has tested three. One was so-so, one was good, and one was excellent.It is like the Tak Mewlon. Everyone thinks that because they say Takahshi on the side, they must be perfect.And yet Interferometer testing shows that they are not all that special. At least the ones Rohr has tested.We believe what we choose to believe, but the interferometer takes no prisoners.
C-14 HD on CGE Pro Mount 80 MM Orion CF triplet Green Zebra Observatory Mallincam MCHC
No materialistic vanity list to sport.
Quote:There is only one c9.25 that is special....
and it's mine!
Quote: It does seem, though, that there were rumors in the air of the 9.25" being "special" optically before Ed Ting wrote his review because he references them in the beginning of the review: "This telescope has garnered cult-like reputation amoung Schmidt Cassegrain aficionados. Rumor on the street has it that these scopes receive a lot more attention at the factory than Celestron's other SCTs."