Home-built Newt: 10" f/4.5 Royce conical primary, Skywatcher NEQ6 (Astrotroniks tuned) iEQ45, Duo-T, 8" f/4 Skywatcher Quattro CF 120 ED f/7.5 Skywatcher Black Diamond 80ED Stellarvue
Quote:Who would have thought a measly 80mm scope would bring an end to a record-setting string of clear nights? This new scope curse is without mercy! )
SyedTeeter STS 11 f/4.3 Zambuto | XT8i | XT8g | XLT 150 | C90 | EON 80mmAT Voyager and Nexstar SLT mountsEyepieces: Mostly TeleVue and PentaxDenk II BV'er, Earthwin PFS-SE, Pentax 10x50 PCF WP II
Quote:The Delos 6mm is a great choice but I am surprised you couldn't adjust the eyecup satisfactorily on the XW 7. It is very easily adjustable to exactly the right height and even many Delos-lovers have conceded that the XWs have the Delos beat in this regard. Also, I would be concerned that you picked another eyepiece over the XW 7 based solely on daytime tests but since you chose a Delos, an eyepiece in the same 'class' as the XW 7, you should be fine.
Backyard + Observatory + Blue Zone = Heaven
Istar 127 f12 R30 & Tak FS78 on a DSC G11
VSO - C8 XLT and Stellarvue F80M2 on DSC GEM
Solar - Lunt 60THa B1200 on Vixen Super Polaris
Blog: Astronomy & Living by Hernando
"I have been paddling in the shallows of a great ocean of knowledge." - Sir Isaac Newton * * 15" F4.55 Starsplitter Dob & a Denk II binoviewer * * http://peaceofsky.wordpress.com/ Pacheco State Park Fremont Peak
If you bring it to the Merritt Star party you will have to be careful. I've heard they sacrifice the smallest scope to the cloud gods...