Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:09 AM
I popped in my 19Pan what a great view the EP gives! Beautiful nice big round FOV and sharp field stops. Jupiter and 4 moons looked really nice. Could clearly see some belts. Then I used the 13T6 for 150x, still good resolution.
Next I moved to the backyard where I normally observe from with not much stray light. After waiting for Saturn to climb over the tree line I had it in my 19mm for 100x. It looked really good and could just start to make out Cassini? I then went for the 13mm and that was the sweet spot. Very nice image and I have forgot how well this scope does on planets. I'm either out there with my 80mm or the 8" SCT. With both these super planets out more, the ETX is going to get a lot of use. Better change the batteries as they have been in there for over 5 yrs!
Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:42 PM
Awesome optics.....if only they perfected the goto
But honestly with a lil work its a great scope
Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:36 AM
It is in a backpack, with sturdy photo tripod, tripod adapter, eyepieces and filters, replacement batteries, the ultimate grab and go observatory, always ready to be carried away!
Posted 01 May 2013 - 07:24 AM
Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:49 PM
So I did the collimation first on an out of focus Polaris for rough collimation, then on the in focus Polaris for the finer adjustments.
8 years with the same batteries!? you definitely need to change that ASAP, they might actually be leaking in there... Difficult to wash off if that happened!
Enjoy your ETX!
Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:01 AM
Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:00 AM