[AZ-Observing] Re: Celestron 9.25 experience?

  • From: Bob Christ <bchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:57:46 -0700

Lori, it appears you've already spotted a target purchase?  Copied from 
Starizona's Web site:

"The HyperStar C9.25 lens will ONLY work with factory-equipped 
Fastar-compatible telescopes. This means older 9.25" telescopes are NOT 
The older telescopes cannot be retro-fit with a conversion kit like the other 
size SCTs. This is because the opening in the 9.25" corrector plate is smaller 
than the diameter of the secondary mirror, meaning the mirror cannot be removed 
from the telescope."

So, if you are inclined to head to F2, you'll need to assure the OTA is 
compatible with Hyperstar.

Bob Christ

On Sep 12, 2013, at 11:45 AM, Tim Jones wrote:

> Hi Lori,
> I believe that you've looked through Bob's 9.25" at events - we are totally 
> in love with the views.  I've used it with both DSLR and CCDs and the results 
> were fantastic.  I can only image that a HyperStar and ƒ2 would cause me to 
> grow a bit more envious than my pocket book can handle :).  My CG5 is also 
> quite the mount.  It's small enough to be portable, but stable enough for 
> long exposure tracking.
> Tim
> On Sep 12, 2013, at 11:22 AM, "Lori Prause" <neverblue1@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I am looking at a Celestron 9.25 Advanced GT Telescope with XLT and CG-5 
>> Mount that is used and for sale. Does anyone have any experience with this 
>> one?  How is it for astrophotography?  I have always had an alt/az mount so 
>> this is new to me. Anyone have a hyperstar for this size for sale?
>> Lori
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