Carton 60mm f/16.7,crawmach focuser+tube rings, SV M1 C8, SV M2 Apogee 80mm f/5, Porta II, Manny's panhandle,focus knobs Borg eyepiece turret 28mm RKE 48,32,24,16,12,8,6mm Brandon Denk binos,32,26,9.7mm Plössl pairs 27mm Panoptic Astro chair SkySafari pro
Norme 150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO Yellow Zone "People say I'm in denial. I disagree."
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Quote:Interesting, they went with the 9.25 there is no commercial Fastar version. Damn big obstruction. Woder if the custom trunion arms are for balance (no gravity) or to pull the mount closer to the window?
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12" LX200 GPS
10" LX200 GPS
4" Unitron 150
4" Bosma refractor
Denk Binotron 27, D14's and D21's
Galaxy Note 8 running SkySafari Pro via Bluetooth
Wireless Autostar II
Quote:Putting a scope up there in fastar mode might make sense under certain circumstances, but a 9.5 with a DSLR in front has a terribly large (and non-uniform) central obstruction. Considering the huge expense of launching anything into space you'd think they would have developed a more highly optimized system. There are plenty of CCD cameras that would have fit very nicely in front of that scope, but a DSLR does not. Alternatively a larger SCT or just a nice regular camera lens seemingly would have been a better choice.