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Quote:The bad, the ES127 is not for those who also suffer from "upgraditis". I ended up replacing the the focuser with a Moonlite and the rail with a Losmandy D style plate. Tempted to still put better rings on it also.
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Quote:Quote:The bad, the ES127 is not for those who also suffer from "upgraditis". I ended up replacing the the focuser with a Moonlite and the rail with a Losmandy D style plate. Tempted to still put better rings on it also. It's a very, very nice telescope. I have used mine visually and it's a very impressive scope. It's my main imaging scope and I've been very happy with it for the money invested. I also added a motorized Moonlite focuser, Losmandy rail and Parallax rings. I added the motorized Moonlite so I could automate the entire imaging process including focusing the telescop. Even with all those upgrades I'm imaging with a 5" triplet that does a really nice job for less than $3000.Some images taken with the scope:Melotte 15 narrowbandAbell 85 - Supernova remnant in Cassiopeia I wrote my own review on the scope awhile back: http://mike-wiles.blogspot.com/2012/11/test-report-explore-scientific-ed127.htmlI understand that the newest production version of the scope actually addresses the handful of complaints that I have about it in the review. I bought mine as well for $1995 back when they were still at the introductory price. I've not regretted a penny of that money spent. Mike
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