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whats your thoughts on this including the price

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1438.l2649

its approximately 2005

Off topic but have you checked Canadian Telescopes CPC Deluxe 1100 computerized scope @ $3800 CDN=2343 Pounds & free Canadian Shipping.Ship to East Coast of Canada free then ship to Uk...Even with shipping & VAT,it looks like a good deal compared to some of the pricing over there.4500 pounds at one vendor( incl VAT ),about 3700 Pounds without,probably save 500-600 pounds.So for about an extra 1000lbs you get a new state of the art scope.Over here that scope converts to $3243,almost the same as the new Celestron.Based on the above I find it high priced and its 8 years old.
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whats your thoughts on this including the price

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1438.l2649

its approximately 2005

I've been looking for just such a thing myself.

This particular item has been getting re-listed for a while after a number of previous auction failed to attract a single bid.

You'd expect the seller to realise he needs to start at a lower price. The market obviously doesn't think it's worth that much.

Also, if I was selling something so specialised for such a high price I'd include lots of details and photo's. If the seller can't be bothered why should we?

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For the size its overpriced, bought my 10"lx for significantly less than that, I know it has a larger aperture but not the best part of 100%more!. Also be aware that in the post above duty has been excluded from the calculation (before the addition of VAT) and the cost of collection of the taxes.

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Off topic but have you checked Canadian Telescopes CPC Deluxe 1100 computerized scope @ $3800 CDN=2343 Pounds & free Canadian Shipping.Ship to East Coast of Canada free then ship to Uk...Even with shipping & VAT,it looks like a good deal compared to some of the pricing over there.4500 pounds at one vendor( incl VAT ),about 3700 Pounds without,probably save 500-600 pounds.So for about an extra 1000lbs you get a new state of the art scope.Over here that scope converts to $3243,almost the same as the new Celestron.Based on the above I find it high priced and its 8 years old.

apparently the 1100 isnt any better than what i have, hence the 12" meade.there is a cpc 1100 on ebay now that is cheap
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I thought the new celestron Edge series was supposed to be amongst the best SCT's out there(?)As far as duty, a person has to check,from Canada maybe nothing.The big mirror set is a great idea though.

a big dob is a great idea, but the problem i have is at home im surrounded by high hedges so if i was looking at something 45 degrees to the horizon i would only see hedges, with a fork mount scope/ota im looking over that. a dob will be great when i go to my dark sites as it is sooo flat with 360 degree views. hence why a big sct suits me. is a 12" meade much better than my 9.25 ?
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If this set up suit's your needs then I don't think the price is to bad. I bought a 3 yrs old one in 06 and paid 2.7k, the original owner paid over 4k for it. I sold mine in 09, I know the new owner and he has had no problems with it and is very happy. My previous big scope was a 8.75" newt, still have it, and you could see the difference if chasing faint fuzzes. Also worked well with bino viewer.

They are big though, one fit person can lift the scope/forkmount but I would not want to take it with me for a walk round the park :smiley:

There are not to many around, it took me about 6 months to find one after deciding to buy.

This was mine-

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If this set up suit's your needs then I don't think the price is to bad. I bought a 3 yrs old one in 06 and paid 2.7k, the original owner paid over 4k for it. I sold mine in 09, I know the new owner and he has had no problems with it and is very happy. My previous big scope was a 8.75" newt, still have it, and you could see the difference if chasing faint fuzzes. Also worked well with bino viewer.

They are big though, one fit person can lift the scope/forkmount but I would not want to take it with me for a walk round the park :smiley:

There are not to many around, it took me about 6 months to find one after deciding to buy.

This was mine-

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very nice, just seen in your signature you have a c11, how do they compare ? the meade i was on about is around 8 years old Edited by faulksy
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Off topic but have you checked Canadian Telescopes CPC Deluxe 1100 computerized scope @ $3800 CDN=2343 Pounds & free Canadian Shipping.Ship to East Coast of Canada free then ship to Uk...Even with shipping & VAT,it looks like a good deal compared to some of the pricing over there.4500 pounds at one vendor( incl VAT ),about 3700 Pounds without,probably save 500-600 pounds.So for about an extra 1000lbs you get a new state of the art scope.Over here that scope converts to $3243,almost the same as the new Celestron.Based on the above I find it high priced and its 8 years old.

are you saying its cheaper to buy from Canadian Telescopes and ship to the UK, than actually buying in the UK?

what about warranty, customs and shipping?

thanks

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very nice, just seen in your signature you have a c11, how do they compare ? the meade i was on about is around 8 years old

I didn't own both at the same time but from memory there's not a lot in it, as you might expect. The Meade came with an electronic

focuser and has the mirror lock which is nice to have. I would say the C11 cools down a bit faster, The Meade needed putting out

well in advance of using. It still has the honour of providing me with the best view of Saturn, with a bino viewer, at around 1:30 am

one frosty Christmas night. :smiley:

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are you saying its cheaper to buy from Canadian Telescopes and ship to the UK, than actually buying in the UK?

what about warranty, customs and shipping?

thanks

What I will say is this....shop around,try price matching,etc.Maybe some UK & Europe dealers have sales or incentives at times?With one of these telescope units is warranty work a concern?If it is then maybe better to stay local-I try to shop here as much as finances allow.....On a recent purchase I checked out applicable import/export laws and made the decision to buy from England,which I had no hesitation in doing.It is up to the individual to decide what is best for him/her.Good luck in your pursuit. :smiley:
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a big dob is a great idea, but the problem i have is at home im surrounded by high hedges so if i was looking at something 45 degrees to the horizon i would only see hedges, with a fork mount scope/ota im looking over that. a dob will be great when i go to my dark sites as it is sooo flat with 360 degree views. hence why a big sct suits me. is a 12" meade much better than my 9.25 ?

What I think is that when increasing aperture,really increase it.I considered going to a bigger refractor for better planetary & DSO work.But going from 90mm to say 115mm really isn't that big of a jump(probably show up on planets though) in light gathering ability.Going to the 250mm IS a big jump for me and the difference should show up nicely :grin: .After that I want a scope with wheelbarrow handles!!I've been practising with my little 90 in the barrow!!I know nothing about SCT's,but as far as aperture goes I wouln't bother.I hear your 9.25 is an excellent scope and I wonder if the 12" Meade would be any better(or worse).I like the a "biggish" field of view,which my 23mm Luminos provides in both telescopes. The FOV in the SCT would be the deciding factor for me....still waiting for Pigs focal reducer report....I seriously looked at buying an SCT and the one I would buy is the one you have.I am very limited for viewing in my yard by trees and have to move my scope contsantly,so I know where your coming from.What do you enjoy viewing the most?
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All objects really from clusters to nebula and everything in between. I do love my scope I just wonder how much better would that be. Does that. Make sence :rolleyes::D

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All objects really from clusters to nebula and everything in between. I do love my scope I just wonder how much better would that be. Does that. Make sence :rolleyes::D

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I think you have an excellent telescope,maybe a second of another type might fit the bill.I love widefield viewing myself,Orion neb,Pleiades,etc.Honestly if your telescope works well I wouldn't go to the used Meade,I would keep the CPC.My 23mm Luminos with its 37mm field stop gives me a fantastic wide view,even good on Veil at 27x.I know I'll keep a fastish refractor around here,I have seen star colours that I wouldn't have believed possible with it-Izar-amazing in good seeing,star splitting is a great challenge and I love that too.Splitting is great because light pollution doesn't seem to bother it much either.Some respected members say that a good Dob with an aperture mask works very well for lunar,planets etc.My Stellarvue works great for its size,very contrasty,there are some really good refractors out there,nice & compact....
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All objects really from clusters to nebula and everything in between. I do love my scope I just wonder how much better would that be. Does that. Make sence :rolleyes::D

Light gathering capacity is 68%, difference about upgrading a 114P to 150P, or 80ED to a 100ED.

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