[AZ-Observing] Re: Celestron White Paper on their HD Technology - a Good Read

  • From: "Spencer, Darrell" <DSpencer@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2012 20:21:37 +0000

Thanks Klaus, just as I'd resigned myself to keeping my CF C11 as my primary 
tool for the long haul.  Nothing like a concise, first-hand, highly positive 
review to give a guy second thoughts.

Darrell Spencer (who has genuinely tried to turn a deaf ear toward words of 
temptation)


-----Original Message-----
From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Klaus Brasch
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 1:05 PM
To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Celestron White Paper on their HD Technology - a 
Good Read

Having owned and used a C-11 HD for three years now, I can attest that the 
white paper is honest and accurate in all aspects. For a more detailed review 
see pg 69 in the Jan-Feb 2012 issue of Astronomy Technology Today 
(www.astronomytechnologytoday.com).

I have previously owned and imaged with several older Celestron SCTs, including 
a classic 10, and more modern C-11 and C-14. The HD version is significantly 
better in all respects, both visually and for imaging. Better contrast, very 
flat field, no coma. Visually it's more like an 11-inch apo refractor, totally 
color free, with pin point stars across the fov. For imaging there is no 
comparison. A focal reducer, either from Celestron (0.7 X) or Optec Lepus 0.62 
x) is essential for imaging wider fields, etc.

The passive vents and mirror locks also work very well, although mirror flop is 
not totally eliminated. All in all a fine instrument.

Klaus

-----Original Message-----
>From: "David M. Douglass" <dmdouglass@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Dec 3, 2012 5:43 PM
>To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [AZ-Observing] Celestron White Paper on their HD Technology - a Good 
>Read
>
>Well, I can't forward the actual email from Celestron, but I can post the
>link to their White Paper...
>
>http://www.celestron.com/portal/technologies/edgehd-optics/&utm_source=Celes
>tronblast&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=EdgeHD/
>
>Not an endorsement. I don't own one, and probably won't (in the near
>future)...
>But I am curious about their technology, and I like to learn.
>I found it a "good read"....
>
>David M. Douglass
>dmdouglass@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (secondary)
>david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (main)
>Cell  (602) 908-9092
>
>
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