Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:36 AM
Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:57 AM
I assume it takes .965 eyepieces? Very good ones aren't often cheap or easy to come by. You might be able to use an adapter for 1.25" EPs. Someone else may have a better suggestion
Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:19 AM
The one I have came with a Kellner 18mm and Hugyens 8 and 5mm .965" eyepieces with Mizar brand along with a couple other eyepieces that are not branded.
At f/10, this scope should give excellent planetary and lunar views. I think the quality of the build of this scope is a tad above the Tasco 11TE-5 reflector.
This scope also came with a camera mount the went on the Dec Shaft.
There is a copy of the Mizar Catalog here: http://geogdata.csun...ar/MizarUSA.pdf
Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:24 AM
Did this scope come with any eyepieces?
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:40 AM
Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:07 AM
Will this scope take a replacement 1.25" eyepiece ring on the focuser barrel? The standard Vixen swap beats a secondary adapter that further reduces the .965" bore.
I don't have any experience with this reflector, but my 68mm f=1000mm Mizar/Hino refractor (very similar label) is a beauty.
Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:17 AM
Neil - I don't think so - the O.D. of the chromed part of the focuser is about 1.25", so with an adapter, I don't think it would work. But, I don't know much about swaping out the eyepiece rings
Here's the focuser on mine - looks the same. Sorry for the fuzzies, eyes aren't doing so good
Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:39 AM
comes with K 20mm , H 12.5, Or 5mm, planning to buy plossil what do you suggest , am getting an adaptor for 1.25 mm
If you have those EPs, use them. They should work just fine in your 'scope.
Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:06 AM
Best first telescope you could have found. It's light and portable, so it will be used often, yet it has ample aperture to actually see something. Learning to use the equatorial mount will teach you about celestial mechanics.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:05 AM
Buck - did you try it out on the Moon and Jupiter?
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Posted 29 September 2014 - 06:32 PM
The 100mm f10 Mizar is a fabulous performer. I was able to buy one last month, with the Royal Astro mount on a Mizar Pier (the P-100). I have been using lots of telescopes in my 40 years of astro, including Astro-Physics, Takahashi and TMB apo's, but this little scope does not need to feel ashamed against them. OK, not really suitable for serious deepsky photography, but visually it is superb, with virtually no coma and razorsharp, high contrast views on the moon and sun.
It's a keeper for me! Luckily it came with a Mizar camera adapter, which ends in T2 mount. Easy to screw on a 1 1/4 inch adapter from there.
Picture of the scope included, left is an old Royal Astro 60mm (traded in for a Unitron in the meantime).
Edited by dodi, 29 September 2014 - 06:35 PM.
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Posted 29 September 2014 - 10:29 PM
Mizar was a major competitor with Vixen in the 1980s. I bought and still have some of their eyepieces. Unfortunately, along with most other telescope makers in Japan, they did not survive the 1990s. In fact, Takahashi on the premium side, and Vixen on the consumer side (although they now make some products that would be considered premium) are about all that remains of the Japanese amateur telescope industry.