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    All of the Celestron 11" SCT optical tube assemblies (OTA) are virtually identical.

    The C11, CPC 1100, N11GPS, and all variants from roughly 1980 to current are similar in specification and optical performance, so much so that the minute differences are not worth a lot of discussion.

    Here is the current manufacturer's gallery for the CPC 1100:

    CPC 1100 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope (item #11075-XLT) / CPC Series Computerized Telescopes / Telescopes / Products / Celestron.com

    Here is a link to a recent image from my N11GPS:

    M45 / NGC 1435 (Merope Nebula)

    And another of the Moon:

    http://www.astronomyforum.net/astron...r-03-2009.html

    The Celestron 11" OTA is in wide use, and very popular - there are thousands of images on the web shot with various versions of the 11" OTA.
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    Is quality of pictures taken by new CGE pro 1400 EdgeHD telescope much better than picture taken by CPC 1100 XLT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AIV View Post
    Is quality of pictures taken by new CGE pro 1400 EdgeHD telescope much better than picture taken by CPC 1100 XLT?
    There is no qualitative, or quantitative way to answer this question with the publicly available data.

    Based on marketing claims, limited field test reviews, and specifications the image quality from the CGE 1400 Pro EdgeHD optics should be "better" than existing standard SCT's.

    "Better" stems from the integrated field flattener in the CGE EdgeHD series optics.

    The EdgeHD series are designed to compete in the market with:

    - Ritchey-Chretain (RC) and similar aplanatic OTA astrographs
    - Corrected Dall-Kirkham (CDK) astrographs
    - standard SCT's using OEM or aftermarket field flatteners (reducer-correctors)

    The current trend in intermediate and high-end "pro amateur" astrographs include the use of full-frame (35mm) or larger imaging chip cameras. The EdgeHD series is aiming at this segment of the market.

    The intent of this corrected aplanatic design is to provide an optically flat field over the entire image plane, eliminating field curvature, spherical aberration including coma, focus defects, etc.
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    Default Should I buy CPC 1100 XLT or CGE Pro 1400 EdgeHD Telescope

    I just wanna know what to expect from both of these telescopes. If quality of pictures taken by CGE pro are much better than pictures taken by CPC 1100, i'll buy CGE Pro. Please advise me!

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    Default Meade LX400-ACF or Celestron CGE PRO 1400 EdgeHD Telescope

    Sorry for asking this question because first one is not celestron telescope. But please, could you tell me which one is better, is the first one much better than second one?

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    I own both brands (Meade and Celestron) BUT admit that I much prefer the Celestrons Hand Controller over the Meades Autostar Hand Controller... and for that reason alone I will pick the Celestron if both scopes are very similar....

    I make the assumption that you want to Image...(why else buy either of these scopes...

    I have NOT looked thru an EDGE OTA and to be honest I do not know if the 14 inch Edges have even hit the streets yet...I do know the other 3 sizes have just have not heard of the 14 inch one being shipped..

    The Meades are very very good in my opinion BUT in all honestly I'm of the opinion that the AFC optics are more hype then substance... DO NOT get me wrong They are very very slightly better (VISUALLY) at the extreme edge of the FOV on average over a Regular SCT....

    Before I purchased my CPC1100 I spend 3-4 months comparing different examples of Meade 10 and 12 Inch AFC scopes against a number of Celestron 11 inch regular SCTS .... What I can say is that their is more variation between individual scopes then their is between brands ..I did my own testing using my own eyepieces mostly a 30 mm Pentax XW abd a 35 mm Panoptic... Some nghts the Celeston was better sometimes the AFC scopes were better....

    In the end I placed a "value" of about 20 bucks extra for thr ACF optics OVER the standard Celestron SCTS... but as I noted above this was not across the board...

    The Lx400 scopes had some problems when they were introduced BUT I think this is a thing of the past...Personally I liked the idea of electronic collimation on them....

    The Edge HD Scopes just have not been on the streets long enough for me (or anyone) to say just how well they work...all I know is that they are aimed at the AP market and are"supposed" to have very flat Fields ....

    My choice of the Celesrton was mostly because I just hate the Autostar HC... and did not want to spend the night scrolling and scrolling thru menu after menu to do simple things that the Celestron allowed me to do with the touch of a button or two...

    I would have been happy with any of the scopes I tested serioulsy the difference was not really noticeable unless you looked and looked hard...

    I did not compare any LX400's (rare birds) ...only Lx90 and LX200 Meades against a number of CPC scopes...

    Sorry but I can not give you a good answer...

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    Thanks a lot, if you have CPC 1100, can you tell me is it good? Is quality of pictures taken by CPC 1100 good? Please post some of your pictures to celestron.com

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    Is it true that you don't pay shipping for some telescopes. Can you tell me is it true for CGE Pro 1400 EdgeHD telescope?

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    Different dealers have different offers but in most cases the will give free shipping if it is neccisary to compete with another dealer.
    You have to ask, they will not volunteer unless it is already their policy on that item. Don T.

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    To be honest I have NEVER purchased a complete scope online...I always drive an hour and use one of my 2 excellent well known semi local dealers... Company 7 or Hands On Optics...

    Yep I pay sales taxes but both give a discount for members of Astronomy clubs in the area... which for the most part eliminates the taxes...

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