Re:Advice re telescope choice

Forums Telescopes Advice re telescope choice Re:Advice re telescope choice


Posted by Richard Miles at 19:32 on 2011 Jul 11

Evening Eric,I saw Brian Warner’s response to your query and would support his comments, viz. that the 14" Celestron EdgeHD OTA would be a good choice. There is supposed to be a special telecompressor lens for this OTA soon. As to mount – here you would be better off with a fork mount to avoid the meridian telescope flip which causes a discontinuity in flatfielding of the CCD camera before and after the meridian flip. It is a great regret that Celestron have never made a fork mount and that their standard OTAs do not have support attachments on both sides of the tube. Presumably the bolt holes exist – maybe someone who has such an OTA will comment about putting one on a fork mount.Richard