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Celstron Telescope Model opinions :: pros/ cons

 
fiveFPS
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Nov 16, 2009 17:33 |  #1

Going to photo expo's aren't necessarily a good thing. Walking around to see what's new then the astrophotography booth got me. I don't need any serious galaxy hunting equipment so I hope this setup below is a good start.

Anyone here have any experiences with the Celestron Advance Series C8-SGT(XLT)

http://www.amazon.com …ics&qid=1258414​264&sr=8-2 (external link)


any opinions, suggestions, pros, cons welcomed.

Thanks!


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Eng27DCFD
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Nov 16, 2009 17:41 |  #2

That is the one I've been eyeballin. But I don't know a damn thing about this stuff so I can't help you.




  
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Nov 16, 2009 18:02 |  #3

I would recommand this one (external link) instead of the one with the CG-5 equatorial mount , a bit more expensive but well worth it in my opinion .


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Adrena1in
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Nov 17, 2009 02:16 |  #4

I've got the 11" version of that scope, and love it. Though I've only had it out a few times and haven't successfully shot through it yet, it's a beaut. Not the ideal "starter" scope apparently, but I don't find mine to be overly advanced, and for viewing I've not looked through better. (Though I've hardly looked through any scopes as it is really.)

$1700 does seem a very good price for the one TC_Fenua linked to. Perhaps they've come down a lot in price because Celestron have recently released the HD Edge series, which are ten times the price.


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