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Celestron CPC1100 w/ Celestron Binoviewer

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#1 RickyD85

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 08:40 AM

Hi guys

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?

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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.



#3 RickyD85

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 02:35 AM

Hi thanks Mike. I intend to use this at higher powers so will generally be using 12.5mm and 20mm eyepieces.

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.


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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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