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  1. Celestron Focus Motor install problems on a CPC1100 I've read enough threads online to know I'm not the only person to encounter problems with installing the Celestron Focus Motor. Despite following the install instructions to the letter and watching a load of videos on how to do this, I could not get the motor work correctly with the screws for the mounting plate and motor mount installed anything other than loosely - which is obviously not right. I read up on a lot of threads about this and it seems the basic problem is that the mounting plate supplied with the motor causes pressure to be put on the focus bearing and thereafter causes binding and locking up. People have come up with many solutions including installing washers / shims and, taking Celestron's Tech Support advice, to install the orginal focus mounting plate first and then the Focus Motor kit mounting on top. - and that's what I did. Whether by luck or design, Cubble came with quite long screws in his original mounting plate so there was ample thread left to pass through both plates. With both plates installed, all the screws can now be tightened down (snugged down, nothing OTT), including the 2 hex screws for the motor mount. Before, the screws had to be left loose just to allow the motor to turn and, believe me, I spent hours making sure everything was true and aligned correctly to try and solve this. Anyway, that's what worked for me and I am happy that my motor is now working as intended. Celestron are a strange set up - they produce great scopes but some of their kit and accessories leaves a lot to be desired, from a R&D point of view. I hope this may help someone else out down the line. Siouxsie
  2. Another attemp on Jupiter from me, a novice on astrophotography, lol. But this time image is taken using Orion Shorty Plus 2X Barlow. Image is still captured using Canon 60D, prime focus on CPC1100. Stacked and processed using Registax and Instagram as usual Two attemps on Jupiter which produce more or less the same image. Seeing from the image, I think this barlow degrade image quality quite significant. Please advise if any. Thanks Cheers
  3. From the album: Newbie

    Jupiter, CPC1100, Canon 60D, 2 min video moderate seeing condition, stacked and processed with Registax
  4. Hello All, I have a quick question. I am thinking (very loosely) about the possibility of a small APO for wide field views to piggyback on my CPC 1100. I am interested in recommendations. At the moment I am not planning on AP. I can see that there is a huge range in prices and to be honest I am looking for something thats reasonably decent quality (circa £500 - having no experience with APOs I really don't have a sense as to whether thats quite enough or not really enough). I had looked at the Orion Carbon Fibre 80mm f/6 APO Triplet but its just a bit too much money. Please advise... And many thanks.
  5. Evening all, quick post and to the point I am intending to part ex my 9.25AVX (SCT) for a Celestron CPC 1100 XLT 11". I realise the aperture increase is small. But I am visual only, and decided this is probably the biggest aperture with portability I can go for. (I did think about the 12" meade, or 14" Celestron or Meade, but they cost loads, and portability goes down) So the question is, anyone recommend this change, and used the cpc 1100 ? I tend to spend the first hour or so aligning my AVX, I am only visual, so an EQ mount does not really matter. I have been into astronomy since 1981, my 1st scope was a 40mm tasco (what a scope!) Cheers and Clear skies !
  6. For Sale: Celestron CPC 1100 GPS (XLT) I have just bought a 20" Dobsonian which means that that I am now selling my beloved CPC 1100. The telescope has been sited in my observatory shed and is in excellent condition, it has given me some fantastic views! The telescope was purchased in June 2013 and I am the original purchaser. The corrector plate was cleaned last year so will not need doing again for a few more years. I do not have the original shipping boxes so collection will be necessary. I am happy to deliver up to 100 miles (from Penrith) - The scope is easily transported sitting in the passenger seat of your car with the seatbelt on and a piece of rope to secure the top to the head rest of the seat (I will supply the rope). INCLUDED in the purchase price = CPC 1100 GPS (XLT) https://www.firstlightoptics.com/cpc-gps-series/celestron-cpc-1100-gps-xlt.html The scope is supplied with original Celestron steel tripod. The scope is supplied with original Celestron power lead, manuals & serial cable. The scope is supplied with original Nexstar+ handset (upgraded with latest nexstar software) - it has a slight mark on the display (only visible in daylight, not seen at night) The scope is fitted with Bob's Knobs (for collimation). The scope is fitted with a Starlight Instruments Feathertouch Microfocuser. ...... https://www.firstlightoptics.com/starlight-instruments-feather-touch-sct-microfocusers/microfocuser-for-celestron-c11-sct-edge-hd.html (* Note that I still have the original focuser in a box, you can have that too.) The scope is fitted with a Baader 3" Clicklock visual back. ...... https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapters/baader-planetarium-2-clicklock-adapter-for-large-325-sct-thread.html The scope is supplied with an Astrozap Dew Shield. ...... https://www.firstlightoptics.com/dew-prevention/astrozap-flexible-dew-shield.html The scope is supplied with an Orion 9x50 Right Angle Finder & Baader finder shoe. ...... https://www.telescopehouse.com/accessories/finderscopes/orion-9x50-right-angle-finder.html The scope is supplied with a 2" FLO Dual-Fit Desiccant Cap. ...... https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapters/flo-125-2-inch-desiccant-cap.html The scope is NOT supplied with any eyepieces or diagonals. NOW SOLD
  7. donygp


    From the album: Newbie

    Saturn.. CPC1100, Canon 60D, 1.5 min Video, stacked and processed with Registax
  8. Just got 2nd hand Celestron CPC1100. Tried to take Saturn and Jupiter image with Canon 60D, prime focus. Took 1.5 minutes (Saturn) and 2 minutes (Jupiter) videos, stacked and processed with Registax and Instagram (lol). Hope to get better image later.
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