Celestron bring on a new fork scope !

15 years 3 months ago #8549 by dave_lillis
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Hi,
Looks like Celestron have decided to fight the Meades LX series head on
www.celestron.com/prod_pgs/tel/cpc_index.php

Their prices are really good also, they're curently better bang for buck then the LX200 series, although meade might compensate soon ??

Meades 12" Lx200 +UHTC = $3890
Meades 10" LX200 +UHTC = $2980
Celestrons CPC 1100XLT (11") = $2799 !!

Thats enough to swing my head around and give it a serious look.

Not forgetting you know who at you know where :wink: , who'd probabily add a zero onto that celestron price.

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Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
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15 years 3 months ago #8550 by briano
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Ya, when I bought my telescope there, I found out about 6 months later that I could have bought 2 same scopes in England for the same price!That new scope looks really cool!The cpc 1100 looks cool and cheep enough for an 11 inch scope, something I might be intrested in getting.Do you think this scope is value for money?

Brian O Leary

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15 years 3 months ago #8551 by dave_lillis
Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Celestron bring on a new fork scope !
I certainly do, it beats the current meade prices per aperture.
My only concern is how good is the software,
I've read more problem with celestron scopes in term of software then with meade scopes, then again meade scopes have their problems also,

Hopefully, they have it nailed with this scope..
I'm prepaired to be shot for this, but this is just what I gathered from sifting through the web. It seems like there is no such thing as a perfect (cheap) manufacturer.

As for paying over the odds, get it abroad, I would.
I read receintly, that Celestron suppliers in the US WILL ship to Ireland, unlike their Meade conterparts.

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 3 months ago #8554 by Seanie_Morris
Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Celestron bring on a new fork scope !
It does look good. AND, it has the same amount of database objects as the Meade equivalent in the controller. BUT, I would say that the new mount design looks thicker/bulkier than its Meade counterpart - could make it that bit harder to store without scratching etc the nice looking plastic.

Still, for that kind of price, you really can't go wrong when all you've seen recently is all Meade LX this and Meade LX that...

Seanie.

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Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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15 years 3 months ago #8555 by briano
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WHATS UP?What software problems are you speaking about?I have been looking on the web and it seems that none of the u.s. shops have it yet.One of the shops says that their shipments are to begin in the summer.David Hinds in the U.K. has notting of it on his website, but will he be the same price as in the U.S.?The U.S. sites I visited, have the same prices, I am just wondering will the price skyrocket after a few months out.Is it safe to order from the U.S., I have read the other post?

Brian O Leary

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15 years 3 months ago #8556 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Celestron bring on a new fork scope !
Looks very rugged. How much of that is solid and how much is just hollow plastic casing remains to be seen. However, to be fair, it does look good.

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15 years 3 months ago #8560 by dave_lillis
Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Celestron bring on a new fork scope !

WHATS UP?What software problems are you speaking about?


I just remember reading a small while back about software issues (bugs) and I've seen first hand a celestron scope do some fairly wild things.
this is not a personal attack on celestron, I own a celestron myself.

but will he be the same price as in the U.S.?The U.S. sites I visited, have the same prices,


Same number I'd bet but check the currency symbol on the price, if they were genuinely the same price in the US, then they'd wipe out the competition.

I am just wondering will the price skyrocket after a few months out.Is it safe to order from the U.S., I have read the other post?


I've ordered many bits'n pieces and eyepieces from the US, no scopes yet.

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 3 months ago #8561 by dave_lillis
Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Celestron bring on a new fork scope !
I think the scope looks fab,
but I would get over excited on the bulky look of the arms, the plastic isn't structural afterall.
Its good to see a breath of fresh air, it does seem like its been meade, meade, meade recently......

It does look good. AND, it has the same amount of database objects as the Meade equivalent in the controller. BUT, I would say that the new mount design looks thicker/bulkier than its Meade counterpart - could make it that bit harder to store without scratching etc the nice looking plastic.

Still, for that kind of price, you really can't go wrong when all you've seen recently is all Meade LX this and Meade LX that...

Seanie.


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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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