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jrbarnett
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Re: I'm doing the "shopping cart dance"... new [Re: Hermie]
      #5968284 - 07/12/13 11:14 PM

Like this one?

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/5909643/page...



- Jim


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Dunkstar
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Loc: Under the sky
Re: I'm doing the "shopping cart dance"... new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5968287 - 07/12/13 11:17 PM

I'd go for option e, bite the bullet and get the CPC Deluxe 11 now. Ditch the big EQ. It'll be a unique observing session, why compromise?

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jrbarnett
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Reged: 02/28/06

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Re: I'm doing the "shopping cart dance"... new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5968292 - 07/12/13 11:20 PM

There's a pattern here Mike. I have more shoes than my wife. And she doesn't have a small number of shoes. Oh, and I like to cook. And I eat quiche. I find most sports (other than soccer, rugby, Aussie football, Formula 1 and boxing) boring. Now you have me worried.



- Jim


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jrbarnett
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Re: I'm doing the "shopping cart dance"... new [Re: Dunkstar]
      #5968295 - 07/12/13 11:24 PM

I'd kick myself if it went on sale for $500 off a month after I bought it.

You know there will be a sale or price drop on the CPC Deluxe scopes in the near future.

- Jim


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Scott BeithAdministrator
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Re: I'm doing the "shopping cart dance"... new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5968299 - 07/12/13 11:27 PM

Jim,

You love refractors - pick the most "refractorish" option:


b


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Dunkstar
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Reged: 03/26/12

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Re: I'm doing the "shopping cart dance"... new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5968307 - 07/12/13 11:33 PM

I get that Jim, and the thrill of the chase and all but for $500 you have the solution. Aperture, no mounting issues. Just Edge 11 and dark skies

Oh and the Edge 11 ota price makes the CPC look a steal.

Edited by Dunkstar (07/12/13 11:34 PM)


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jrbarnett
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Re: I'm doing the "shopping cart dance"... new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #5968321 - 07/12/13 11:44 PM

Hmmm...actually the 9.25s have the biggest COs - 36%.

And natively of the standard SCTs the C9.25 standard SCTs have the flattest fields. In less need of correction than the rest?



- Jim


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hfjacinto
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Re: I'm doing the "shopping cart dance"... new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5968333 - 07/12/13 11:51 PM

Just buy a scope.

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timps
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Reged: 02/24/13

Re: I'm doing the "shopping cart dance"... new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5968353 - 07/13/13 12:13 AM

I'll buy a CPC 11 if you buy one.

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houser23
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Loc: Rocklin, CA
Re: I'm doing the "shopping cart dance"... new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5968392 - 07/13/13 12:52 AM

Quote:

In addition, I can afford any scope I want.




Soooooo, what's the problem?


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jrbarnett
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Re: I'm doing the "shopping cart dance"... new [Re: houser23]
      #5968397 - 07/13/13 12:56 AM

I can't decide which scope I want!

- Jim


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SteveC
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Re: I'm doing the "shopping cart dance"... new [Re: timps]
      #5968406 - 07/13/13 01:11 AM

Jim,

You're not behaving like "The Most Interesting Astronomer". Buy the 9.25HD and be done with it. I can't believe what I'm witnessing.


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SteveC
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Re: I'm doing the "shopping cart dance"... new [Re: Stew57]
      #5968799 - 07/13/13 10:42 AM

I wonder what The Most Indecisive Astromoner will waffle about this morning.

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Benjamin B
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Re: I'm doing the "shopping cart dance"... new [Re: SteveC]
      #5968829 - 07/13/13 11:00 AM

I totalt understand what Jim is going thrue. I am in the same possision, and I follow this thred very carefully. I dont buy scope becouse of some hipe, but to value contra what you really will use the scope for. I think the jump in price from c8 to c9, 25 is not worth it if one is concidering jump in brightness, but if one is going to do astrophotography, that might be differrent if there are advantage regarding mechanical parts, like focuser and focal reducers.

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SteveC
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Re: I'm doing the "shopping cart dance"... new [Re: Benjamin B]
      #5968862 - 07/13/13 11:32 AM

Quote:

I totalt understand what Jim is going thrue. I am in the same possision, and I follow this thred very carefully. I dont buy scope becouse of some hipe, but to value contra what you really will use the scope for. I think the jump in price from c8 to c9, 25 is not worth it if one is concidering jump in brightness, but if one is going to do astrophotography, that might be differrent if there are advantage regarding mechanical parts, like focuser and focal reducers.




Well, parts are not simply just parts in the hands of The Most Interesting Astronomer In The Universe, they're a reflection of who he is. Who knows what that is at this point.


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Wmacky
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 11/24/07

Loc: Florida
Re: I'm doing the "shopping cart dance"... new [Re: Benjamin B]
      #5968865 - 07/13/13 11:34 AM

I've never viewed through the 9.25, but are the images really that much better? I know every little bit helps when going after DSO's. but 1.25" seems so insignificant once you get up to this size range. Especially considering the sizable jump in price, weight, and bulkiness. To me it seems the 9.25 is a compromise scope between the great pricing, and portability of the C8, and the light gathering ability of the C11. A lot of people seem to be favoring it though.

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derangedhermit
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Reged: 10/07/09

Loc: USA
Re: I'm doing the "shopping cart dance"... new [Re: Wmacky]
      #5968877 - 07/13/13 11:45 AM

Quote:

[...]Especially considering the sizable jump in price, weight, and bulkiness. To me it seems the 9.25 is a compromise scope between the great pricing, and portability of the C8, and the light gathering ability of the C11. A lot of people seem to be favoring it though.



It's almost exactly halfway in between the other two in price, weight, and size - it is only two inches longer than the average of the c8 and c11. One person's compromise is another's "just right".


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orion61

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Reged: 10/20/07

Loc: Birthplace James T Kirk
Re: I'm doing the "shopping cart dance"... new [Re: Wmacky]
      #5968878 - 07/13/13 11:48 AM

Get the Edge 9.25 You will never regret it and it will last you the rest of your Life.
One of the best Planetary CATS out there are the 7" Meade MAK's.. The 9.25 beat them. Everybody that owns one loves them. you never see them for sale used.. Just push the button..
Let us know how the trip goes..


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tomcody
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Reged: 07/06/08

Loc: Titusville, Florida
Re: I'm doing the "shopping cart dance"... new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5968880 - 07/13/13 11:50 AM

Quote:

I can't decide which scope I want!

- Jim



Jim perhaps this is just a symptom of too many scopes that overlap? If I remember correctly, last year you posted that you wanted to simplify things.
Maybe it would help to come up with an overall plan of which scopes that you want or need in your collection and what you can get rid of and see which new scope fits the plan?
Rex

Edited by tomcody (07/13/13 03:13 PM)


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Don Taylor
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Reged: 07/12/09

Loc: South TEXAS
Re: I'm doing the "shopping cart dance"... new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5968940 - 07/13/13 12:43 PM

I can help with the Mewlon Jim: I'll take it off your hands for oh, say a hundred bucks......

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