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Old 04-05-2006, 07:30 AM
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Review: Celestron 9.25" XLT OTA

John (asimov) has kindly written a review of the Celestron 9.25" XLT OTA.

You can see the article in the IceInSpace Reviews section, or directly by clicking on the link below:

Celestron 9.25" XLT OTA

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Old 04-05-2006, 08:15 AM
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Article updated.
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Old 04-05-2006, 01:49 PM
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nice review Asi, I should get me one of these
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Does this OTA have an ability to use 2 inch eyepieces?
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Yes it does.


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I’d add a few comments on the C9.25:
  • Mirror shift can be greatly reduced by adding a Feathertouch 10:1 fine focuser
  • Adding a Meade electronic focuser plus a JMI USB / serial connector than makes it possible to focus this from a PC control (locally or remotely)
  • Mine holds collimination very well – suggest grab a CCD Inspector v2.0 one month trial and you can pretty much nail collimination in one hit.
  • The CG5 rail that holds this OTA is to flimsy – use a CGE or Losmandy C9.25 rail into a Losmandy Tak D dovetail plate for best results
  • Better (larger) guide scope is recommended – Andrews sold me a 2” 7 times magnication GSO guidescope that has been brilliant and simplicity to attach
  • The Carbon fibre version of this OTA holds razor sharp focus over huge temperature changes – between Summer / Winter I rarely have to re-focus.
  • When I do want to re-focus a photocopied Bhatinov Mask onto A3 transparency makes finding perfect focus a very quick and precise job!

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