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Observing with Small Apertures: 130mm and Below

Discussion in 'Telescopes and Mounts' started by Ray of Light, Jul 26, 2016.

Observing with Small Apertures: 130mm and Below

Started by Ray of Light on Jul 26, 2016 at 5:34 AM

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  1. Mak the Night

    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    Tonight's looking promising.

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    May be time for the super dalek ...
     
  2. Mak the Night

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    I may only need these two all night.

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  3. Mak the Night

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    celestronz1.jpg

    Zoom shootout in small refractors soon ...

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    Watch this space.
     
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    These are all some very nice pieces of glass. You have quite the collection, Mak :)
     
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    Thanks Reggie. I've used the Baader zoom but the weather hasn't allowed me to night test the Celestron yet. They're quite different in many respects. I'll do a report/comparison when I get the chance.
     
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    celestron baader zooms.jpg
     
  7. Mak the Night

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    I decided to put a Lynx Astro visual back adapter with a compression ring on my ED72.

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    This drastically improves the ability to rotate the diagonal in the focuser.

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    Why Synta don't put these in as stock is a mystery.

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    The diagonal is easier to secure now and doesn't rock in the focuser.

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    The ED72 focuser adapter has a different thread to other Evostar models and I've had to order a different one for my ED80. It's taking its time. I believe they may be made to order in the UK.
     
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    Lookin good!
     
  9. Mak the Night

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    Thanks.
     
  10. Mak the Night

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    I've been experimenting with the 102mm Altair Starwave.

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    And added a second finder shoe.

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    This will enable the addition of an RACI for possible zenith viewing.

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    6x30 or 9x50?

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