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Looking at this, anyway to tell how old this CPC is?

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#1 kite55surfer

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 10:02 PM

Hi all,

 

I am looking to maybe get this used CPC 1100HD.

 

1-Is there a way from the picture to tell the age of the scope.

2-Anyone knows when was the first of this kind sold.

 

Thanks for any help

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#2 Benschop

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 10:34 PM

I believe the CPC 1100HD first came out in 2015.

No way to tell the age from the picture.



#3 kite55surfer

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 10:58 PM

I believe the CPC 1100HD first came out in 2015.

No way to tell the age from the picture.

Thank you.

 

I see you own one, is it comfortable for visual use?

Right now I own a 8SE, is it the same, better (as far as visual comfortability)?



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Posted 24 January 2021 - 11:44 PM

Thank you.

 

I see you own one, is it comfortable for visual use?

Right now I own a 8SE, is it the same, better (as far as visual comfortability)?

I don't own one. (My avatar is an Ultima 8 PEC with a light color OTA), but I have viewed through a CPC 1100 and the visual views were good.

The longer focal length will likely require some longer FL eyepieces for the same visual scale as your 8SE


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#5 rboe

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 12:03 AM

I think you would be doing very well getting a NexStar11GPS; and they are even older than the CPC series. And harder to upgrade. Although they are a lot louder in slewing than the old NexStars (but faster).

If the optics look fine and you're OK with the weight, should be OK. And the price is right. Which I have no feel for.




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