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Hi all ,so after selling my eq5 and dob I realised that I needed another scope to replace it ...meet beast lol , all I need is clear skies and a bit of weight lifting experience



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So you bought a CPC800? Welcome to the club. 

It's a great scope for general viewing, and for planetary imaging. If you add the f6.3 Celestron focal reducer it also works well for imaging small bright-ish objects like planetary nebulae.

I fixed up a trolley for moving the fork/OTA assembly in and out of storage.  I replaced the neck-breaking straight-thru finder with a pairing of red-dot and RACI finders.  A final tip - if you run the power lead through the handle loop, it will help stop it being tugged around and interrupting the power. 

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