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#1 DaveG

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:22 PM

And there is a fleck of either white paint or metal, dead center on the inside of the objective. So, should I send this back to OPT, not worry about it, or somehow try to remove it? I really hate to bother sending it back over something like this, but it's going to bug the heck out of me. I'm not sure what I could do to dislodge it from the inside without removing the objective. I already tried a rocket blower bulb and that didn't work.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:27 PM

Just unscrew the objective and it should just blow right off.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:50 PM

Well, nevermind. Just checked again and it's gone. Gotta love gravity sometimes... :jump: :grin:

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:04 PM

:waytogo:

Enjoy the new scope!!

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:09 PM

I bet that becomes your most used scope. Congrats!

#6 DaveG

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:14 PM

Thanks! Just going by looks, its the sharpest of the bunch!

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:10 AM

Congrats! post some Pic let us see your new Baby :). tell us how was your first sight. i just ordered the SW 80mm :woohoo: :woohoo:

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:22 AM

If for any reason the fleck comes back give us a call and we can get it out of there.

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:25 PM

Congrats! When you first picked it up, did you feel the scope was very light? almost carbon fibre type. :shocked:

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:35 PM

If for any reason the fleck comes back give us a call and we can get it out of there.


Absolutely, thanks!

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:40 PM

Congrats! When you first picked it up, did you feel the scope was very light? almost carbon fibre type. :shocked:


Yea, the light weight shocked me. It feels lighter than the C102GT, which was even more surprising. The price on these Skywatcher ED's is just crazy good for what you get out of the package, especially with the sale going on right now. I'm hoping that Friday night will cooperate for first light.

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:45 PM

Make sure you grab comet Lovejoy and ISON with it. I grabbed the ProED 100 display we had from our booth at ASAE this past Saturday and viewed both comets with it Sunday morning. Just in time to have it back on display the next day. Both comets were easily spotted in it using the supplied 20mm eyepiece.

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:58 PM

Congrats! When you first picked it up, did you feel the scope was very light? almost carbon fibre type. :shocked:


Yea, the light weight shocked me. It feels lighter than the C102GT, which was even more surprising. The price on these Skywatcher ED's is just crazy good for what you get out of the package, especially with the sale going on right now. I'm hoping that Friday night will cooperate for first light.


Thanks..I felt it too when I first opened the new box. Didn't have time though to check it out fully.

#14 Dean Norris

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 02:08 PM

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:13 PM

Really nice scope, congrats
Enjoy!

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 09:58 AM

Finally managed to get first light last night. Seeing was terrible, but wow am I going to love this telescope. I pushed it over 200x on Jupiter, and the image was very pleasing with lots of contrast and most importantly, no CA! I could make out 4 bands, and there was more color to the entire disk than what I could make out with the achro's I've used. I can only imagine what type of image this thing is going to put up in good seeing. Also, it only took about 40 minutes to completely cool down going from inside my house to 19 degrees outside. I think this is the last day of the sale, so anyone still on the fence about buying one, do yourself a favor and get it.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 10:27 AM

:yay: :thewave: :waytogo: :rockon: :goodjob: :flexible: :refractor:


Great looking setup Dave.

Your also going to love the quick cool down! Especially with the temps we have right now.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 03:04 AM

add a handle:
in that aperture it not very necessary, but anyway is more easy operate if scope have a handlebar, imho. my one is from furniture shop, aluminium.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 10:48 AM

Congrats Dave!

A handle does make handling the lightweight but long tube easier. Here's my blue beauty.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 11:06 AM

15075?
too lack of a handle :D
http://sten.lv/galle...ageViewsIndex=1

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