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  1. Yea I have been able to find the celestron ones, but I don't need the bracket or the illuminated eyepiece. A little pricey with everything. I may have to settle for the whole bundle and have spare parts. Lol Thanks for the reply! Bobby
  2. Are RACI 9x50 scopes all the same size? I just put a telrad on my cpc800 but I like the idea of taking my straight 9x50 off and put a RACI finder on it. I would not want to have to change my mounts tho'. Here's my present setup.
  3. I just bought one of these power tanks. I didn't get the pro though as all I need it for is to power my cpc800. It seemed to have good reviews. I just hate dragging an extension cord out. Thought this would be the perfect thing.
  4. So I built me a small tripod dolly to tote this thing across the house. Better than carrying this thing to the garage. Lol
  5. Man, now I know why this was packed up. Lugging a 60lb telescope around all the time gets old fast. Lol
  6. So a little while back I bought a used C90 Mak and then just bought a Skywatcher az-gte mount for it. I'm having soo much fun with it that it's making me go ahead and get my Celestron CPC 800 xlt out of it's boxes. I wound up packing it up because I don't have a permanent place to set it up and I have to keep carrying it back into the house. I've been taking a few pics with my C90 but I know I can get better pics out of my 800. I just ordered a celestron power pack so I don't have to mess with an extension cord. It took me a while to save up for my 800 so I figure I need to start getting my
  7. I know this post is a little dated but I have a pair of Sakura 20-180x 100mm binoculars. I bought them probably 8 yrs ago. I use them mostly for looking for oilrigs out on long lease properties. I get a decent FOV with them also. I have used them to look at the moon occasionally. They actually aren't that bad. I think I paid $80 for them. The only thing I don't like about them is they don't have a base to put them on a tripod. That becomes a problem when I zoom all the way to 180. Hard to stabilize them.
  8. Thanks for the info Alex. I was thinking of using the illuminated eyepiece during alignment. Thinking after finding the stars, I can best center them in the eyepiece and get a more accurate alignment.
  9. So my finder scope on my C90 is basically useless with it mounted in my sky-watcher mount. So I'm thinking of getting an illuminated finder scope to mount on my C90 so I can use it better. But I have also seen illuminated eyepieces (12.5mm). Does anyone have any ideas which would be better or both? I was looking at one of those Telrad scopes but it seems kind of big. Advice on the Telrad also. Thanks, Bobby
  10. Well so far I have Stellarium, solar system scope, skyportal and skysafari. Gonna play with them all and see which one I like best. Lol
  11. Ok, looks like I need to play with it more. It's odd that the present time doesn't show and I have to scale it to the present time. I didn't realize that the screen was showing actual solar system but was not at the right time. Lol Also, I never got into all the depths of astronomy, like star names and stuff. Mostly just a planet watcher. I was just looking more at the app and like how it shows more stuff like M31 and names of the actual constellations. Thanks for making me look at it closer! Bobby
  12. Yea I'm gonna get a baader solar film for it just to at least glance at it. Another question please? I was thinking of getting another baader film for my Celestron CPC 800. Can I get decent pics with that? Thanks for the help! Bobby
  13. Wow, that's awesome! Is there anyway of getting anything close to your views with a little C90 mak?
  14. Yea I just downloaded the stellarium app on my android. Won't let me do much without paying for it.
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