What would you do?
Posted 02 July 2005 - 07:56 AM
Posted 02 July 2005 - 09:11 AM
Ok, I have enough money to get a APT wedge for my 11 GPS, however I am starting to have second thoughts. I can get the wedge or I can get an additional 22 pan for binoviewing plus a 31 pan for scanning the skies. Or several pair of nice eyepieces to do more binoviewing. These are in such different directions I am stuck in the middle and need a push. I just started taking some shots with my rebel xt this month and find that it is really fun so I think the wedge would make it even more so. But I really need some eyepieces since I only have a pair of 13 KK widescans, 22 pan, 20mm Swan, and a orion 17mm stratus that is coming in next week. I tend to lean towards the wedge but what would you do?
Go for the EPs! Wedge can come later!
Posted 02 July 2005 - 01:24 PM
if your content with bino viewing and want to search the skies with the 31 i would get the eyepieces...
if you want to get color images of what your looking at ..i would get the wedge...but then you will be jumping into a whole new world to learn, and spend money on...
do you have a digital or 35 mm camera t rings or camera adapter...ccd imager , laptop, etc...
you can do a lot with a simple setup like a cannon a series, and a maxview adapter...but if you dont have those you will need more then just a wedge.
since you dhave an 11 you can't skimp on a wedge much either...and i am not sure what wedge options celestron has.. if you had an 8 I would say get a standard type wedge ...used and one eyepiece...that way you can sell the wedge and move up as your skill moves up...and since it is used you dont take a big hit on your wallet.
Posted 02 July 2005 - 07:43 PM
As southmike mentioned, the Celestron wedge is marginal for the 8 and inadequate for the 11.
I agree with the get-the-EPs-first suggestions.
Posted 02 July 2005 - 08:45 PM
Posted 02 July 2005 - 09:21 PM
You can get by visually with the EP's that you currently own, but you may be crippled for long exposure photography until you get the wedge.
Posted 02 July 2005 - 09:47 PM
Put an ad on AstroMart or CN and see what shows up - there may be people with premium wedges that are no longer used.
Posted 04 July 2005 - 10:36 AM