Celestron CPC1100 w/ Celestron Binoviewer
Posted 08 August 2019 - 08:40 AM
Am now the owner of a CPC1100, which I bought with a Baader mkV binoviewer. For the price I paid relative to the scope I am not massively impressed to be honest. There isn’t wrong with it at all and the quality is fantastic, however for nearly £1,100 (UK sterling) I think my money could have been better spent elsewhere.
I’m looking to get the celestron binoviewer, what else can I/do I need to buy to go with it? Would also like to upgrade the diagonal to work with the binoviewer, can I get one to correct the orientation of the image that will work with the celestron binoviewer?
Posted 09 August 2019 - 07:35 PM
I'd grab the Denk Binotron or EarthWin BV's to be able to use 24mm Panoptics without vignetting.
If you mainly use shorter F/L eyepieces, the Celestron is fine.
Any 2" Diagonal should be fine however I recommend the AP Visual Back for added security.
Posted 10 August 2019 - 02:35 AM
Would a 2” diagonal still be an upgrade then, if using a celestron binoviewer with 1.25” eyepieces?
Edited by RickyD85, 10 August 2019 - 02:35 AM.
Posted 10 August 2019 - 08:37 AM
IME yes as the 2" Diagonal tends to hold better. Also a 1.25" Diagonal is short and places the BV/ eyepieces closer to the back of the SCT which can be tight for some people.
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 11:24 PM
I happen to like my Celestron Bino-viewer and bought nearly a twin set of X-Cel LX eyepieces to populate it (9mm, 12mm, 18mm, 25mm) and the 8-24 ZOOM. It just seems easier to coordinate with one manufacturer, truth be told. I use the 2" Diagonal-Mirror, also, to provide more clearance.
Edited by BrightEyes, 06 September 2019 - 11:44 PM.