Rob Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another..... Plato
Scopes: EON 120, ST80, ST120, AT80ED, Edmund Astroscan Binoculars: Oberwerk 10x42 Sport RP, Bausch & Lomb 10x50, GO SS 10x50, 15x70, 22x85, GO GBT100 Mounts: Vixen Porta Mount, GO series 5000, Orion Paragon, GO Series 1000 monopod, EQ1 EPs: Orion Expanse, Ultrascopics and Plossls, AT Paradigm, Agena SWA, Baader Hyperion/Zoom, Edmund RKE, Meade Zoom
Quote:That's the 120mm f/7 achromat for $329. It's the 90mm f/10 achromat that's not available as an OTA. I guess they make a better profit selling it in a package deal.
--Dawg, the Russell "Akita mani yo." Observe everything as you walk. (--Lakota) Celestron Celestar 8 Standard SCT, f10 Celestron C80ED ref., f7.5 Celestron 80mm Wide View ref., f5 Orion 120ST ref., f5 Criterion RV-6 Dynascope, Newt., f8, (c. 1962) Sears Discoverer 60mm ref., f7, (c. 1973) Celestron Ultima DX 10x50 Nikon Action Extreme 10x50 Tasco 7x35 wide
Quote:Forgive me for not having read all the replies, but thought I'd add a comment or two. I love my 120ST. But, it all depends on what you're after. Then, you must understand what the scope does best. It is a richfield scope, intended for low power, widefield views. It serves best when looking at clusters, some doubles, and brighter galaxies, nebulae, and globular clusters. Planetary views of, say, Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus are not as good as what would be seen through a scope designed for that purpose, that is just the facts. But, it can do ok for casual glimpses. I have done pretty well on Jupiter, but of course I am limited to under 200x.
Classic refractors incl. Unitrons, Zeiss, Goto Optical, Royal Astro, Edmund; visual observer.
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!"
Celestron 150 XLT ReflectorCelestron C6-n Reflector102GT-SLTXt6Vixen StarGuy
Old German proverb: "We grow too soon old and too late smart."
I'm still waiting for the smart.
Orion 8-inch f/4.9 Newt
Orion Apex 90 Mak
An iOptron MiniTower to put 'em on
And a bunch o' goodies to go with 'em.
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