Quote:<< It was not easy to pull the trigger, thinking a Retina Mini model is likely coming soon. >>Jeff, I highly doubt it'll make that much difference just using the Mini at night with a scope. The current screen is very adequate for such use.
Sean Celestron 9.25 EdgeHD CGEM TMB-92L AVX Nikon D90/ Canon T2i Entropy is not chaotic but is rather an expression of organisation, just look up to the heavens above. Onward and upward - astroboy
Jeff Morgan - Wile E. Coyote School of Telescope Making
Home-built Dob 10 F6/Zambuto/Osypowski Platform Starmaster 7 Oak Classic- Zambuto Discmount DM-4 w encoders Stellarvue 80ED Stellarvue 70ED Stellarvue 60 Finder Tasco 50 refractor (1966 birthday gift) Orion 80ST Lunt 60 Double Stack Bogen with Dwarfstar mount AT Voyager mount Celestron SLT mount Astro Physics 15x70 Binos Orion Parallelogram mount
Ron NS11GPS Pronto
16" dob Vixen NA140SS
127mm F9 Surplus Shed/Crawmach kit scope
Best of ATM
Wojo's Lone Pine Observatory
Starmaster 14.5 f4.5 and a Meade 2080 Astro Systems Nexus W/iPad DSC 9mm,13mm,17mm Naglers 19mm,24mm,27mm,35mm Panoptics, Paracorr and 2x Powermate
Mike "Once in a while you can be shown the light In the strangest of places if you look at it right" - Robt. Hunter
Webster 14.5" f/4.5, "Sugaree" Televue NP 101 (name not yet apparent) Siebert Black Night BVs 8 X 42 Celestron Regals, 12 X 36 Canon IS II
Quote:How has the Mini held up to actual use? I'm still on the fence as weather to get the Mini or the IPad2.
Teeter 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
15" Obsession #1603 AstroTech AT66
Quote:I hate to say it, but I have had mine fall from a height of about 30" several times now. Kind of a long story - I'm a pilot and it relates to early attempts to clip it to the chart holder on the flight deck. Problem resolved now.In any event, the only damage is a few scratches on the back of the case. It doesn't concern me much because it's not the type of item I would ever consider reselling. But it is nice to know the unit is fairly robust.Like my iPhone, I expect it to take some wear over the years and depreciate until it gets replaced with a more capable model. My choice is to keep the slim lines for pocketability.
Quote:Does the mini still fit in the pocket of the Dark Sky Apparrel observing vest with this case?
Jeff -----TEC 140, Stellarvue SVR90T, SV115T20 and AT65EDQ refractors,Webster D14, C11 EdgeHD Lunt LS60THa solar scope double stacked with LS60FHaTelevue Pan 41; Ethos 21, 17; Nagler 31T5, 9T6, 7T6, 5T6, 3.5T6; Delos 10, 12, ES25, 14, 9Astro-Physics 900GTO with Rob Miller Tri36M TripodDM-4 Mount-Extension-Tripod w/ Sky CommanderDM-6 Mount-Losmandy Adapter/Extension-Berlebach Planet w/ Argo Navis