Monday, February 26

Product Reviews

A Great Intermediate Telescope: Celestron CPC 1100
Product Reviews

A Great Intermediate Telescope: Celestron CPC 1100

A few years ago, I went ahead and bought my first decent telescope. While the $4000 price tag of the Celestron CPC 1100 might seem intimidating, it's worth it for what you get.However, we need to address something first: It's heavy. The telescope itself weights about 65 pounds, and the tripod an additional 19 pounds. Thankfully, you can take it apart bring each part outside separately.Now let's talk about the specifications of the Celestron CPC 1100 - It's got a 11 inch mirror, which lets you see loads of stars, and decent views of planets such as Saturn and Jupiter. It's also got a 9x50 finder scope, which can help you center objects within the telescope.What really makes this telescope powerful is that it's computerized - It uses a NexStar system, which can help you find anyth...