Vixen VMC 95 L f/11 MAK / CAS & MINI-PORTA Mount
Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:30 PM
By George Stonebreaker.
Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:52 AM
I have been spending a good amount of time with my Orion 90mm MCT. It is really amazing what you can see in these smaller compound scopes. I have had the scope for a while, but I was using it on a light photo tripod (Bogen 3011). A few months ago, I found a Bogen 3036 tripod at a great price on eBay. The stability of the new tripod made a huge difference. Suddenly, the image was a lot more steady. This allowed me to really dial in collimation and really just enjoy the overall view as the mount just got out of the way.
There have been at least 4 or 5 occasions this fall where I tossed the 90mm Apex outside on questionable nights and was rewarded with "bonus" views of Jupiter and the moon.
Posted 07 December 2011 - 11:00 PM
I have a question. When you use your binoviewers with this scope in the top (rather than the rear) position, do you need to use a Barlow or OCA to bring the view to focus?
Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:05 PM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:15 PM
Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:57 PM
The Ioptron Cube mount and tripod however will will never do justice to it.
Waiting 10 seconds for the vibrations to stop from adjusting the focus will quickly destroy any joy you may get from the scope!
I made up a small table top alt/az mount, and have been happy ever since!
Posted 08 January 2015 - 01:21 PM
Just bought one of these, should be arriving soon and I'm pretty excited after reading this. I needed a carry around scope for camping, etc.