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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:14 pm 
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Hi folks,

Not sure how long this one has been out but I noticed a number of ads in this month's Sky & Telescope for Celestron CGE PRO EdgeHD Series Computerized Telescopes. The micro-site is here - definitely dribble time if you like that sort of thing. My favourite feature would have to be "Fastar" which allows you to couple a DSLR onto the front of the scope for a spot of prime focus goodness. Anyone fancy a 356mm (14") diameter objective at f/2 or, in camera lens terms, a 712mm f/2? The ultimate white lens for any DSLR owner - the one illustrated is a D700. ;)
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Of course the DSLR isn't the nicest thing to have blocking the optical path even on a 14" 'scope but for more conventional focal ratios the camera is mounted at the rear in the usual way.

Am I tempted? Well, yes. But I'd have to emigrate the way the weather has been here in the UK. :x :roll:

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With the camera on the back end that'll be 3910mm f/11, matching focal reducer not available yet.

I'm sure this thing will be in "if you have to ask, you can't afford it" territory, so... how much is it?

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popo wrote:
...how much is it?

Make sure you are sitting down with a stiff drink within reach before you check out this page for the recommended UK price including the mount. Gulp.

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I have a mug of very milky decaf tea next to me, does that count?

I'll put that on the "if I win the lottery" list. Which might take some time as I don't do the lottery regularly!

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The waiting list will be long on this one. It's been the talk on cloudynights forums for quite awhile. This is not the first time Celestron has put the "faststar" technology into their scope.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:35 pm 
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£12,999.00


:shock: ............................

I'd better go for the lottery to get this toy

Thanks for sharing Bob


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I was offered one of these on long-term loan in return for a bunch of pretty deep-sky pictures taken with it to prove its performance - unfortunately I don't have the room for another setup at home and had to decline the offer :(
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13000 pounds...I'd rather get the monster sigma, at least that one has autofocus :lol:

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I do think the only real difference between childhood and adulthood is the toys get far more expensive....


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DP-PARIS wrote:
I do think the only real difference between childhood and adulthood is the toys get far more expensive....


Well said.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:56 pm 
popo if you win the lotery sent one to holland :lol: i dont have many luck with winning stuff


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Nice toy!
Nice price too!
Is the camera included ? :-)

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For that price, Im almost sure yes...

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