Greetings all, long time lurker joining the fray! I wanted to ping the group for those who have handled and used both of the CPC 9.25 and 1100 models. I've seen a few posts on this and it seems the 11" is the more popular choice, but I have to assume that since Celestron has offered the 9.25 for so long, it has a purpose for being in the lineup. On paper, they seem very close in cost, weight and dimensions. I assume there is a reason why someone would find one more appropriate than the other, so I am betting the differences are more than what the specs say on paper. So, I have a few questions I'm hoping someone can help with:
- Is the "felt" weight and dimension difference for carrying and setup larger than what it suggests on paper? (we ain't getting any younger!)
- Aperture rules suggests that choosing the 11" would be best for all objects, solar system and DSO, but maybe there is more to it than that? I've even seen posts where those with the 11" have switched to the 9.25" and I'm curious why.
In short, in considering one of these getting back into the hobby after a 10 year pause (8" LX200 was my previous SCT) why would someone choose the 9.25" over the 11" and vice versa?
Thanks in advance!
Edited by Rixavatar, 21 November 2018 - 12:27 PM.