Quote:Has anyone else received their XLT 150? Any first lights?Mike
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Quote:As Moynihan mentioned, the OTA is shorter than it optimally should be. With the 1.25" visual back in the focuser, I needed to edge some eyepieces a little bit out of the focuser in order to come to focus.
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Quote:Give us a first light report!
Quote:Starman81,My post was intended for Locoman. You must have slipped in your post immediately before I answered Locoman. It is a good idea to put the name of the person you're responding to or a quote from the person's post at the top of your post. I need to do that more often!I received my 150 xlt yesterday with no damage at all. It sure is a good looking scope and the two inch crayford is a big bonus. First light may be a while though!DougMike
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Homemade 14.5" f4.3 Truss Dobsonian
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Quote:I also looked at Saturn with the XO 5.1 and Nagler Zoom. The image began to become less sharp than I like below about 4mm (187x, 31x per inch), probably because of the average seeing. I could see Cassini's Division around nearly the entire visible ring. A wide, dusky SEB was easy, and the SPR was nearly as easy to see.
Quote:Last night I made another attempt to come to focus with my binoviewer in the XLT 150. I took the stock 1.25" adapter out of the focuser and inserted the low profile adapter from my Paracorr. I put in the binoviewer and tried to focus on the Moon from a window in my house. I used the same eyepieces as when I binoviewed the Moon a few nights ago. None of them would come to focus with the binoviewer in native mode. Not even close. Maybe if the 2" focuser were replaced with a low-profile it could be done, but I doubt even that would work. Anyway, I don't think it would be cost-effective. I'm not doing it. As I said, I've never had a Newt that would come to focus with a binoviewer without using a Barlow or OCA.Mike
Quote:I suppose, though, that moding the 6" f/5 for richfield binoviews at a dark site wouldn't be a bad idea. I guess I could raise the mirror cell up somehow. I have an old mirror cell from an ancient 6" f/8 in the attic. For richfield, it might be a good idea to take the diagonal that was in my Z8 and put that in the 6" f/5.
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