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N7XW
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CPC925 or CPC800 HD? Opinions please... new
      #5731357 - 03/13/13 11:24 PM

I am currently debating between three SCTs for my next telescope. If you had the choice between the standard 9.25" CPC or the 8" CPC HD, which would you choose and why? Are the new HD scopes better to the point it would justify getting the 8" over the 9.25" standard? I am primarily interested in visual observing and planetary imaging (using altaz). If I ever get serious about DSO imaging, I'll probably step up to a good GEM. Thanks.

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Re: CPC925 or CPC800 HD? Opinions please... new [Re: N7XW]
      #5731819 - 03/14/13 09:11 AM

Since you have a big Dob I assume that is your dark site scope for DSOs. In that case you have high-end aperture covered. My choice given your stated desires would be the 8 edge, which has received very positive reviews for its optics and flat field.

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Re: CPC925 or CPC800 HD? Opinions please... new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5731977 - 03/14/13 10:33 AM

I agree with Mike. But IMO you should get the 8" HD w/ GEM. The resale market for CPC's is not that great!

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dragonslayer1
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Re: CPC925 or CPC800 HD? Opinions please... new [Re: snowcrow]
      #5732034 - 03/14/13 11:04 AM

I have never used an EQ align other than a CPC Wedge but have heard something about a radial shift?? something where when an object reaches zenith or something that the mount has to shift to other side or something??? That something on the mount has to shift directions??? Mabey was a funky mount or something...
Kasey


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N7XW
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Re: CPC925 or CPC800 HD? Opinions please... new [Re: dragonslayer1]
      #5732144 - 03/14/13 12:15 PM

Thanks Mike and William, appreciate the input.

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Escher
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Re: CPC925 or CPC800 HD? Opinions please... new [Re: N7XW]
      #5734116 - 03/15/13 01:10 PM

8" Edge by far.... It looks like celestron replaced the CG5ASGT EQ mount with the new advanced VX mount and upgraded some features...

Here is a package thats cheaper than either CPC you listed... Great for visual, and will get you started in AP as well..

http://www.optcorp.com/celestron-8inch-edgehd-advanced-vx-telescope-12031.html


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dragonslayer1
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Re: CPC925 or CPC800 HD? Opinions please... [Re: Escher]
      #5735598 - 03/16/13 07:09 AM

meridian flip, thats the term I was looking for.. I see the new VX resolved that by reading the blurb on it

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Re: CPC925 or CPC800 HD? Opinions please... new [Re: dragonslayer1]
      #5741986 - 03/18/13 10:46 PM

Thanks for the responses guys, I appreciate it. I ordered the CPC800 Edge HD after much debate. Can't wait for it to get here!!

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