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Post by scopefreak on Sept 16, 2013 12:05:24 GMT -6
Hi everyone, Just joined after reading Joes saga on the cleaning and modifying of the "Beast". A great read as I just purchased a new C11 and will probably install those rear handles he put on the back of his, but only after my warrantee has expired. lol
Been an astronomer since 1968 and never get tired of looking at or studying the wonders of our beautiful universe.
Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Sept 16, 2013 15:27:04 GMT -6
Welcome to the Chicago Astronomer!
I'm telling you, those extra handles and side rails make all the difference in mounting, handling and guiding. The single lame handle that Celestron slaps on the back cannot securely control the mount during the on/off of the mount - especially with gloves.
The C11 is performing beautifully and with annual tweaks and cleaning, has brought the wonders of the cosmos to thousands.
Tell us a bit about yourself and your new C11....we all would like to know about Kentucky skies.
Chicago Astronomer Joe Founder, Administrator and Chief Astronomer
Telescope/Observatory Docent Facilitator Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
Astronomy Instructor Instituto Del Progresso/IHSCA
Astronomy Program Instructor British International School of Chicago /Lincoln Park Campus
Resident Astronomer Chicago Park District Nature Oasis/Night Out in the Parks/ 606 Trail