- concrete slab
- shipping crate
- First Light
- supply chain activity
- cgem mount
I was not expecting it until the end of January due to COVID slowing down or outright stopping supply chain activity. Actually received it before xmas! Also received the equatorial mount early, also slumbering in its shipping crate. I have not opened either box yet, as they are most safe where they are. Should probably open, inspect and re-seal both. Will be happy to review both when my concrete slab is poured, observatory (SKYSHED) is assembled, and we get to polar alignment, First Light, etc.
What is being bought as an ota today, I received a cgem mount and ota for the same price in 2016
Received this item in less than a week. It was double boxed and packaged extremely well. Once set up and aligned, this OTA is a quality upgrade from my 9.25” SCT. Planetary and nebula viewing is crash and clear. I can’t wait to start taking pics!
Great telescope, in my opinion better than the former Meade LX600 I used to own, which was much heavier, more difficult to set up and align, and confusion with the fork style mount. I much prefer a German equatorial mount.
Great OTA! It's a little heavier than I expected but has great views.
I've been a life-long owner of Celestrons, from an orange-tube C-8, a Great Polaris C-8, to an 11" Edge HD Schmidt, and I will never own another brand - don't need to, especially with the Edge's re-designed optics. I did some photographic work with a loaned Ritchey several years back, and in doing a side-by-side image comparison with Celestron's 11' Edge, I don't really see any differences - round stars to the edge, good definition, etc. Celestron has always paid great attention to their products.