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5" Celestron NexStar is better than 8" ?

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#51 Poconut

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 07:16 PM

Continue your lifestyle another ten years, and it won't be. 4.gif Best to start lifting weights NOW!

 

I have higher standards. I have found Nexstar 8s something of a pain to work with.

In another 10 years, if still active in the hobby, my scopes will be permanently mounted so no issues there.  But trust me the 8" is not a heavy bulkly thing to move around at will ... and as previously stated, I am certainly not a strong person.  The 14" is a totally different animal.  Why have you found the 8se a pain to work with?  Details please and don't leave us hanging.  I've found it a pleasure to use in all aspects except for the slightly shakey mount, but that is where a little patience comes in.


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#52 Peter Besenbruch

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 10:24 PM

Why have you found the 8se a pain to work with?

Focusing is the biggest pain. Three seconds damp time is too long.


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#53 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 11:43 PM

Bill - do you have the whole line at hand or what makes you believe that 11" for instance has a 95 mm mirror housing and not the mirror itself. Why would Celestron keep publishing wrong data for the 8" and not the others?

 

Sometime in the past, they spec'd the mirror at 34%-35%.  

 

Jon


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