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    Default Difference between two Celestron 8-24 zooms



    In at least one e-tailer's offerings, I now see both the standard 8-24mm zoom from Celestron that I have seen in the past - that sells for around $70 - AND a "Deluxe" zoom which offers better eye relief and fields of view across the zoom's spectrum - that sells for $215. The deluxe model has no reviews attached to it yet. Has anyone used it? Compared it to the standard version?


    EDIT: After posting, I visited the Celestron site to find out that the deluxe version is in pre-order. No wonder there are no reviews! My bad.
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    No, but I'm very happy with the standard one.

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    Thanks for the reply, Ken.

    The bottom line seems to be that there are so many quality EPs in the world, and only so much money for us to buy them with. A shame.
    MY SETUP: Celestron Nexstar 8SE / SkySync GPS accessory / GSO quartz dielectric 2" diagonal / EYEPIECES: Celestron eyepiece/filter kit; GSO 2" 30mm; Russell Optics 2" 19mm SuperWide Konig XL; Russell Optics 2" 13mm SuperWide Konig; Zhumell 2" Barlow / Telrad finder / POWER: Celestron Powertank 7 / Peak Portable Power System 450 Plus (x2) / Celestron vibration suppression pads / Dew shield / Astro Zap dew strap w/power controller / Connection to laptop via Tripp Lite USA-19HS Hi-Speed USB serial adapter

 

 

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