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19 years 1 month ago #12486 by dmcdona
Folks - just got a post from the German Astrofair where the author noted an 18" RC development scope from Celestron. Now that's interesting...

The mount it is on is a smasher too (rated at 100kg :shock: )

"The most remarkable items on display were the new 10micro 4000 mount
(+ 100kg) with a prototype 18 inch RC from Celestron at the Baader
Planetarium booth (image 549), the new Tak TOA150 (image 551) and
the MEADE RX400 series scopes (images 554,555)."

I've no idea how long it'll be before it ends up on sale but I reckon Celestron will want to get it out sooner rather than later. And I'd expect it to be very competitively priced in relation to the largest RX400 from Meade. Happy days. Isn't competition a great thing? Next thing is we'll have a price match announcement from A&S :wink:

www.astronomie.be/hambsch/ATT05/pages/DSCN0549.htm


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19 years 1 month ago #12488 by stepryan

Folks - just got a post from the German Astrofair where the author noted an 18" RC development scope from Celestron. Now that's interesting...

The mount it is on is a smasher too (rated at 100kg :shock: )

"The most remarkable items on display were the new 10micro 4000 mount
(+ 100kg) with a prototype 18 inch RC from Celestron at the Baader
Planetarium booth (image 549), the new Tak TOA150 (image 551) and
the MEADE RX400 series scopes (images 554,555)."

I've no idea how long it'll be before it ends up on sale but I reckon Celestron will want to get it out sooner rather than later. And I'd expect it to be very competitively priced in relation to the largest RX400 from Meade. Happy days. Isn't competition a great thing? Next thing is we'll have a price match announcement from A&S :wink:

www.astronomie.be/hambsch/ATT05/pages/DSCN0549.htm


Cheers

Dave McD



Dave,
it looks very impressive, i wouldn't imagine there would be a huge price war if these are supposed to be their top of the range kit. from the looks of it you'd have to have it permanently mounted otherwise you'd get a hernia assembling it everytime to observe.
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19 years 1 month ago #12499 by briano
WOW :!: :!:
That looks so cool 8) , might get one for christmas :lol: :lol:

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19 years 1 month ago #12502 by dmcdona
Hey Brian - get me one too then you can cross my name of your 'presents to buy' list :D :D

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19 years 1 month ago #12511 by spculleton

I've no idea how long it'll be before it ends up on sale but I reckon Celestron will want to get it out sooner rather than later. And I'd expect it to be very competitively priced in relation to the largest RX400 from Meade. Happy days. Isn't competition a great thing?


I'm not sure if it's real competition or just mimicry. Meade bring out the LPI, Celestron bring out their equivalent, Meade announce an RCX, Celestron have an RC Development scope, Meade have a wireless autostar, and I have a funny feeling that a wireless nexstar is going to be just around the corner.

Meade are Guinness, Celestron are Beamish.

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19 years 1 month ago #12515 by Seanie_Morris
Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Celestron prototype scope - let battle commence
It kind of looks like the mount used by NUI Galway at their observatory. Anyone at Connaught Star Party last knows what I mean.

Meade are Guinness, Celestron are Beamish.


I bet you had plenty of each on Sunday night Shane! :wink:

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