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Celestron CPC 1100 GPS XLT Computerized 11" Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope
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Legacy Reviewer's Review of Celestron CPC 1100 GPS XLT Computerized 11" Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope

If you want a computerized GoTo scope that is easy to set up and easy to use, with plenty of aperture, then this may be for you. The biggest drawback is the 65 lb weight. It is fairly easy to move short distances. I use a 2 wheel hand truck to move it to my backyard. The OTA with fork mount and drive base goes on the tripod easily after the initial "clean and jerk" that is needed to lift the massive scope. A "spotter" is recommended to help with this part. Moving this scope should be no problem with someone of reasonable strength and health.
The GoTo function worked flawlessly 100 percent of the time. Initial GPS 3 star alignment took less than 5 minutes to perform. Collimation was "dead on" right out of the box.
I have been an amateur astronomer for 30+ years and this scope impresses me!
Pros: Rock solid, easy to align and use.
Cons: Very heavy

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