This past summer I was looking at the Evo 8, but one of the complaints was that the tripod was a little weak. I sent an email to Celestron suggesting they consider a better tripod, and also update their website specs; they were very incomplete. Not sure if I had anything to do with it, but I see now that they list OTA, mount, and tripod weights individually, as well as mount capacity. There are a few numbers that don't add up but overall I'm pretty impressed. But one thing stood out -- instead of the previous 13 lb tripod, they now show a 22 lb tripod. That's the same weight as the CPC tripod. Can anyone confirm that they are shipping with the beefier tripod now?
FWIW I also suggested they offer an Edge version without the StarSense, but don't see that yet. Maybe they don't want to steal too much business from Meade.
Edited by Craig Smith, 16 December 2018 - 06:06 PM.