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C-11 and C-9,25 pictures, side by side

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#1 Benjamin B

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 04:32 AM

Hi,
I´m going crazy, I want to buy me a telescope. I have my FS-78 and its great, but, for DSO I want more. I have read and read for months about this two scopes. I know that the C-11 Vs C-9,25 have been up before, but I have never seen any pictures of them side by side. I would like to see the different in size between them. I had a Meade LX200 10" before, It was quite big. Is the C-9,25 in the same size? I have to make a decision what to buy, I going crazy!
The thing is that I can buy a new one for almost the same price as a used. That´s amazing! I will have my scopes 90% on my balcony and time to time take it out side for darker places. But I do want to see the M51, M81 and M82. Something I cant see with my FS78. Ok, I have seen M81 and M82, but it was nothing do be exited over :-)

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 05:13 AM

Why don't you read the technical specifications of each scope. I am sure Celestron publishes the size.

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 06:03 AM

well, size is easy to see in numbers, but it is defferent to see it in a picture. ;)

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 06:39 AM

google away and see what comes up

#5 Benjamin B

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 07:11 AM

I have tried that one too.

I have one Mewlon 210 that I also can buy, but I think its a bit small for DSO observing compered to the C11. What do you guys think?

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 07:18 AM

If you're into DSO's I'd go with more aperture for sure. The C11 is good on the planets as well.

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 11:00 AM

You don't have to go any farther than Cloudy Nights to see them side-by-side. See this link.

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Pic does not inlcude the C-11 -- oops!
The dew shields can be ignored for basic size comparison.

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 11:19 AM

I'm not seeing a C11 in that article.

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 11:44 AM

These aren't the new models by any means, but the pic shows the C11, C8, and C5 orange tubes side by side. The 11 is about twice the bulk of the C8 and 3 times the weight. The 9.25 handles much more like the 8 in size and bulk.

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 11:56 AM

Oops, I had that bookmarked. I know there is a pic of the two in a CN post--I'll have to do some more detective work.

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 12:08 PM

I can't find the CN post, but see this link (advanced series and CGE series) to get an idea.

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 12:16 PM

Oops, I had that bookmarked. I know there is a pic of the two in a CN post--I'll have to do some more detective work.



You trying to take my job? :lol:

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 12:59 PM

Here's is one that I created. The OTAs are about the same length, but the C11's diameter is the obviously larger than the C9.25. When I upgraded from a C-8 to a C9.25 about 5 years ago, I remember how surprised I was as to how much bigger the C9.25 was. When I moved to the NX11 the visual size difference was that much going from C9.25 to C11.

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 02:42 AM

Thank you all for the help. I´m going for the C-11 :-)

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 10:09 AM

Good choice!
Not that I'm biased. ;)

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 10:30 AM

You have made the wisest choice indeed :waytogo: :cool:

#17 Benjamin B

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 10:42 AM

I will let you all know when I have news :jump:

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 11:28 AM

you will like the c-11 it's a good scope.

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 12:01 PM

I hope so. I will use it most for DSO, but of course I want to observe everything :-) I hope it´s not to bad in the sharpness.


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