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
I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
Adam AP Mach 1, Rob Miller TRI36L, Celestron 8" Edge HD Hyperion 17mm, Celestron 40mm Plossl, TMB 7mm & 9mm WO 66, Lunt LS60/B1200 PT, CG-5 Clone STF-8300m Pro Package, Honis-Modified Canon XS, Un-modded T1i, SSAG, TSOAG9, SX Lodestar
Lackawanna Astronomical Society
Quote:You views will improve noticeably over the C8. A bit more of everything. You won't be bowled over. It is a bigger scope and DSO's really start to show. In steady skies the planets are all more detailed. Is that improvement worth $4000.00? That's a tough one!
CPC 1100, Celestar 8, Televue Pronto, ZEQ25gt Mount, Sky Safari/iPad
NSN Channel: BigAppleSkies CPC 1100 with HD Pro Wedge with ETX-70 Finder Celestar C8, C80ED and PST Istar 150 Anistigmatic R30 on CGEM Jason 313 from 1975! Mallincam Extreme & Mallincam SSIc & Mallincam Micro DSI Pro, Orion SSAG, GPUSB, Nautilus Filterwheel JMI, Celestron and Orion MotoFocus, FCUSB1&2 Hyperion 5,13, ES 18, 30, OR 18, 25 TV 2.5x Powermate, WO Binoviewer with pairs: TV 7 Naglers, WO 20 and RKE 28
Quote:... Only problem with the source, it would be an import and I dread the thought of a problem rearing its head needing me to ship it back to the retailer!...
Quote:Have we mentioned that slight curvature doesn't matter?I have viewed the same objects, often using the same eyepieces, on the same night through my standard CPC1100 and our club C14 Edge and the only visual differences I have seen were attributable to the extra aperture, not the comparative design. I am convinced that what goes on outside the scope -- seeing, transparency, light pollution -- has a much greater impact on visual observing than the optical design, aperture and good collimation being equal.Best bet is that when Celestron engineers sat down to design the Edge they had imagers in mind far more than visual observers.