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#1 zccopwrx

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 07:59 AM

For my C 9.25 GPS w/XLT coatings (hopefully)

Lets see.. 35$ a week, need around 2000-2400$.. should be around a year!

I cant hardly wait!!! :)



#2 StormKat

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 08:52 AM

Race ya! :grin:

#3 LivingNDixie

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 11:32 AM

Unless your looking at used ones
http://www.astronomi...sku=NX9GPSX&op=


Sorry to rain on your parade :(

#4 zccopwrx

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 11:48 AM

Oops, that was a minor detail I missed.

I may have to skip the GPS portion.

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C9.25-S-GT, 9.25" SCT on Full Advanced GoTo Mount
$1,699.00


#5 conus

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 01:56 PM

When I bought mine I considered the GPS, but decided that saving a couple of set-up minutes didn't justify the cost. Still not sorry.

#6 riverpoet

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 02:16 PM

Lucky US/Canada people! Over here in Europe C9.25 AS-GT costs 3500 USD and Nexstar C9.25 5500 USD!

#7 Blueshark928

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 11:26 AM

I have joined the club! I picked up my new 9.25XLT OTA yesterday. Naturally its cloudy for the next week and my G11 will still be another 3 weeks in arriving. I put the box away so i wouldnt have to see it. :(

I still have the Orion 120 to use and my new 2" diagonal arrived. But its still cloudy for the next week. :(

#8 zccopwrx

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 09:50 PM

I wanna see a pic of your setup when its complete! :) Where did you get your OTA, may I ask?

#9 Blueshark928

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 10:27 PM

It would be my pleasure. I got it at Hands on Optics at the old price. I actually had no plan to buy one so soon. I heard about rumors of a price increase and confirmed it with them and they sold it too me at the old price. I told my wife that i had a chance to pick one up for less than it would cost me 6 months down the road and she said say go for it. Which was nice of her considering the cost of the G11. Great people to deal with BTW.

#10 jrcrilly

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 10:33 PM

I got it at Hands on Optics at the old price.

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Great people to deal with BTW.


Yes, Gary's one of the good guys.

#11 Guest_**DONOTDELETE**_*

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Posted 08 March 2004 - 10:46 PM

When I bought mine I considered the GPS, but decided that saving a couple of set-up minutes didn't justify the cost. Still not sorry.


I'm with Conus on this one... I thought alot about the GPS as well and also decided it wasn't worth the money. I soon found out afterwards that using GPS with a GEM mount doesn't work anyway. (info given by Cloudy Nights members) That it will only give you the date, time and latitude / longitude. It won't do anything else......according to CN sources ;)

#12 jrcrilly

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Posted 08 March 2004 - 10:52 PM

I soon found out afterwards that using GPS with a GEM mount doesn't work anyway. (info given by Cloudy Nights members) That it will only give you the date, time and latitude / longitude. It won't do anything else......according to CN sources ;)


That's pretty much all it can do with any mount. The Celestron addon has a level switch in it that is supposed to save that step in setting up the forkmounts but I don't think that "feature" ever worked anyway.

Still, it does add convenience and is worth it to some users. I had one with my CGE.

#13 Rusty

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 01:20 AM

I've never seen the level switch work on my N11GPS.

#14 jrcrilly

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 02:25 AM

I've never seen the level switch work on my N11GPS.


Sure you have! I had that switch fail on my NX11GPS and can tell you precisely what happens without it. At the beginning of the alignment sequence the scope rotates in the "up" direction. If the switch doesn't work it keeps on rotating in that direction until powered down. When the switch does work it gives the scope an idea of its starting point which it uses when aiming itself at the alignment stars.

On the smaller forkmount Nexstars (the i model) the GPS add-on unit has a level switch which was intended to be used for the same purpose - helping it get closer to aligmment stars - but as far as I know that feature has never been made to work properly.



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Posted 09 March 2004 - 05:03 PM

Yeah when the aliens get here they're going to know exactly where all you guys with GPS telescopes are. Wait, OH NO, I'm one of those guys.


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