Back to Home

Celestron Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | Celestron Equipment Discussion | Post

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
Posted by Ian Slepian on October 17, 2002 02:46:49 UTC

Thank you, Roger for sharing your experiences with the above scopes and controllers. I visited Company Seven, a retailer run by extremely knowledgeable experts in optics in fact advised the Next Star OTA mounted on a G-11 as you have chosen. I am trying to arrange a visit to a member of my local club who has a C-11/G-11, I believe with electronic setting circles (although not the Gemini), so I can see for myself how user friendly at least his system is(or is not).
I currently have an older C-8 and use its mechanical setting circles to find objects but it is not precise and although rewarding, is time consuming. I am thinking that my priority is to be able to locate objects such as Deep Sky quickly for the enjoyment of it. At some point I may do some limited astrophotography, but this is less of a priority. So, if ECS or Gemini do not suit my ease of operation, I may go with the NExtStar.

Follow Ups:

Login to Post
Additional Information
About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2022 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
"dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
are trademarks of John Huggins