Enjoy the sky,
CPC1100, C5/8 SE Mount, AVS MKII
must say the star test is very similar each side of focus, impressive for an sct.
Quote:Last summer I was in Nevada at 4500' observing with the owner of a Televue 86mm f/7 refractor. He had two TV zooms, one going down to 3 or 4mm and we tried both on the C5. He glued himself to the C5 and when I made a polite inquiry he pointed me at his TV and stayed on the C5 for an hour. I won't say the C5 was better than his $2300 refractor (why start arguements). But he said, "I had no idea that such a small cat could perform so well".
Michael Creature of the night. Asahi Jupiter (60mm f=800mm) Skywatcher Dob (200mm f=1200mm) ST 80 (80mm f=400mm) PST Ha Solar (40mm f=400mm)
DJ Eastern Missouri, USA Bushnell 8x42's, SV80ed, Nexstar 130SLT, C5+, 8" LX200 Classic, 10" f/7 Cave, Orion XT10 w/Moonlite focuser
DEEP SKY - ISTAR 150mm F8 R35
PLANETARY- CARTON 100mm F13
UNISTAR DELUXE MOUNT
TELEVUE- PAN 35mm, NAGLER 22T4, 17T4, 12T4, 9T6, 7T6, RADIAN 06
OBSERVATORY: Bortle Blue County Line
I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Quote:However, my own scope appears to exhibit rather heavy spherical aberration. The extra focal rings on a star test are not identical. The focused image does not snap into focus, but rather eases into it. Planetary images aren't as sharp and detailed as they could be on mine. Would anyone care to comment on star test performance on their C5+s?