So, after a lot of research and expert guidance from Vince @highpointscientifc (, I exchanged the telescope. We previously had a  CPC Deluxe 800 with Edge HD Optics and we swapped it for Celestron Advanced VX Series 8″ EdgeHD Go To Telescope. The primary reason for me to make this change is the mount. Our OTA’s also play a vital role, however for astro photography and for long exposure shots, I am convinced that an equatorial mount is a better option to go with. Thank you Vince for convincing me on this one. We also, did some tweaks to the order we placed earlier. Below are the changes we made:

  1. Celestron CPC Deluxe 800 with Edge HD Optics. Celestron Advanced VX Series 8″ EdgeHD Go To Telescope (New item)
  2. Celestron SkyPortal WiFi Module. 
  3. 2″ Dielectric Diagonal High Point SCT Dielectric Diagonal  Celestron Polar Scope for CGEM, CGEM II, and AVX Mounts (New item)
  4. Celestron 2 amp AC Adapter for Standard Celestron GoTo Mounts. Celestron 5-amp AC Adapter for CGEM, CGEM II, CGX, CGX-L and AVX Mounts (New item)
  5. Celestron 2″ Eyepiece Filter and Diagonal Kit With Aluminum Case.
  6. Celestron StarSense Auto Telescope Alignment Accessory.
  7. Celestron T-Adapter for 8″ EdgeHD.
  8. Celestron Canon EOS T-Ring for 35mm SLR Cameras.
  9. Celestron Ultima Duo 13 mm Eyepiece with Imaging T-Threads – 1.25″/2″. (New item)

Over the next couple of days I will be updating the links on this post and the previous post if anyone is interested to know more about the items. I think this reminds me of the saying “Change is the only thing that is constant in our lives”.

As of now, the items will be shipped on Friday in the evening. I do plan on shooting an un-boxing video. I request my friend for help, who was kind enough to oblige.

To end this post and to mark the significance of both these amazing telescopes and the confused state of my mind, I proudly present to you

“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

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