Celestron CM-1400


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Celestron CM-1400
Very disappointed with the mounts clutches I had it repaired by www.astroden.com and worked much better

Overall Rating: 7
Optics:10 Mount:5 Ease of Use:5 Value:7
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.185.225)
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Celestron CM-1400
When I first recieved this scope, I was very disappointed. The drive would not track and it was badley out of collimation. After about a week, I was finally able to solve all of the problems (a loose clutch). Make no mistake, this scope is BIG!!!. I normally need help lifting this scope to mount it. But after mounting and placing the counter wieghts properly, it is very smooth.

Overall Rating: 6
Optics:9 Mount:7 Ease of Use:3 Value:7
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.207.168)
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Celestron CM-1400
It takes some reasonably good seeing to collimate a large scope, but, once accomplished my unit holds collimation well and the views of Jupiter are stunning in excellant seeing.

The focuser is just a hair stiff, but, there is virtually no image shift during focusing.

My mount tracks smoothly and accurately. In the course of a gear rotation during a PEC training cycle, I discovered the star did not drift, so, there was nothing to correct. I don't bother with PEC anymore. My mount tracks fine for my novice level focal reduced CCD imaging.

I get a 1 or 2 second vibration dampening with the Celestron anti-vibration pads. But, watch out for wind.

I can field assemble my CM-1400 in 15-20 minutes by myself. The only major modification to the stock equipment was to buy a leg-length adjustment kit and add Celestron's DSCs.

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:8 Mount:8 Ease of Use:8 Value:8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.112.213)
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