New Product from Celestron

15 years 6 months ago #5913 by dmcdona
New Product from Celestron was created by dmcdona
Right lads - forget the ETX-90, get one of THESE puppies!

www.celestron.com/prod_pgs/tel/c20_index.htm

All we need now is a Celestron dealer in the South! Doh :shock:

Dave

ps - selling at David Hinds for £38,000 (that's a comma...)

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15 years 6 months ago #5915 by markdj
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I'll have 2 please, one for each eye... :shock:

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15 years 6 months ago #5916 by Liam
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So when will Lidl have the C20 Astrograph on special offer?????? :P


Liam

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15 years 6 months ago #5919 by dmcdona
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I can just imagine it -

'Yes Sir - here's your new Celestron Astrograph for a ridiculous cheap price. I'll just throw it onto the till for you."

<pause >

"Did anyone hear a tinkling noise?...."

:P

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15 years 6 months ago #5932 by voyager
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OK, now I know what I want for Christmas!!!

Hope my better half is reading this :wink:

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15 years 6 months ago #5933 by johnflannery
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they had the prototype of the C-20 at Riverside in California this year but we didn't get to look through it though because all the dealers were off at a free bash on Saturday night that was organised by Sky and Telescope (thanks guys :cry:) . . .

I think I have another photo of the scope in the "Johns trip to the USA" folder in the Astrophotography directory.

am still open to anyone interested in tagging along to next year's RTMC in May . . . I'm definitely going and will be touring Arizona/Nevada/California. PM me if interested.

John

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15 years 6 months ago #5934 by dmcdona
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Shame - looks impressive. But when beer calls... Did I not read a report of you doing something similar one and missing out on an evening's viewing?

I'm off to the US in a week and a half - LA, LV, Flagstaff and then 3 nights at Starhill Inn, New Mexico followed by Phoenix. I'll report back.

How long will your trip be John?

Cheers

Dave

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15 years 6 months ago #5936 by johnflannery
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hi Dave,

have a great trip over to the States . . . one of the other guys is off to Calif. next Monday for ten days and hopes to pick up a bit of gear there. Looking forward to hearing how you get on at Star Hill Inn . . . I remember an article years ago in Sky & Tel. called "Shootout at Star Hill Inn" where a group did the Messier Marathon using GoTo scopes and the old starhopping way to compare the merits of both methods.

am planning to go for 3 weeks next year . . . handy with sisters both in L.A. and San Francisco :)

John

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15 years 6 months ago #5951 by dave_lillis
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An impressive looking telescope,
The add didnt mention a guide price so its probabily expensive,
The secondary is quite large, 39% by diameter, most SCTs are in the 30% range, Maks are lower again.
although the add is pushing it as fab for photography.

Dave,
Maybe you could bring a few back from the trip, atleast one for yourself anyway. It looks like its just what your looking for.
Enjoy the holiday.

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
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15 years 6 months ago #5953 by ayiomamitis
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Dave,

These sell for $39,995 .... I was also curious when I first saw the announcement a few months ago and pursued it further. Now try smuggling one of these babies through customs?! :D

Anthony.

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15 years 6 months ago #5955 by ayiomamitis
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Dave, I owe you $95.00 :D

Please see www.buytelescopes.com/product.asp?t=&pid=7153&m= ... when you consider that an AP160 + AP1200GTO cost nearly $20,000 without a polar scope, counterweights etc etc, the C20 is not exactly expensive relatively speaking.

Anthony.

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15 years 6 months ago #5957 by dave_lillis
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wow,
I didnt think they'd be so expensive, but I'm sure our friend Dave will bring us back one for christmass :P

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor

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15 years 6 months ago #5962 by dmcdona
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Dave L - the central obstruction is what caught my eye too. I read a recent article (on the web I think) that basically said anything with a central obstruction of more than 35% could not be considered as having 'perfect' or even 'excellent' optics. Celestron must be onto something though...

Mind you, I walked in front of my scope a few nights ago - the other half can tell you that the size of my head tends to degrade the image... :lol:

DHinds in the uk is selling this for £38K - that's $70K :shock: We are the poorer of the poor cousins. Seriously now, this gets my goat... :evil:

I'd do my damndest to shove that down me undies at customs to save that kind of money. Ok ok, bring on the retorts... :wink:

Anthony - dead right about the AP. In fact, I have 'till wednesday to pop a 50% deposit on the 1200 - it looks increasingly likely that due to unfortunate timing that I won't make it. My money is going to Lidl :lol:

But the 900 will do. Do you think I could squeeze the ETX onto it? Couple of lazzy bands - sure, it'll be grand :!:

All the best

Dave

PS - guess what - there's one for everyone in the audience! Better see if Lidl stock stretchy undies! No guarantee that the optics won't need a clean though... :oops:

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