Orion XT12i with Swayze-refigured primary/Protostar secondary
Televue NP101 refractor
William Optics Megrez 90 refractor
Universal Astronomics Deluxe Mounts
Celestron 8SE XLT Celestron 6SE + Antares f/0.63 focal reducer Celestron SE Goto Mount Kson 1026 ED Carbon Fibre tube Skywatcher Synscan AZ Goto Various EPs (Baader Mk III Zooom, BST, Televue, X-Cel LX)
Quote:I HAD a Megrez 90. The most useless scope it has ever been my misfortune to own.
After 8 months, 3 trips back to WO, they finally bought the useless heap of junk back off me. etc. etc.
Matt in Oz Takahashi Mewlon 210 F11.5 = 2415mm Takahashi TSA120 F7.5 (out on loan) = 900mm Takahashi FC76CSV F7.5 = 570m Takahashi FS60CB F5.9 = 355mm
Quote:Well as stated above, just about any manufacturer has made a bad scope or sold a scope with a poor focuser. For what it's worth, I've had 3 William Optics scopes, all 3 had excellent, perfect working focusers (I'm visual only), and superior optics. My ED120 focuser matches the performance of my Moonlite that I mounted on my Meade reflector. The original Meade focuser was really bad! I've read many reviews of the WO 90, and they always rave about the optics of this scope. It's a shame that they do put out scopes with bad focusers - yes this is a problem with WO, and many other brands as well.
Modified Megrez 90 FD with digital motorized Feather touch focuser Vixen GP DX partially regreased with Superlube Astro Electronic FS2 Atik 314L+
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A-P 105 Traveler ~ TEC 140 D ~ TEC 6 MCT ~ XT10 (Zambuto)
A-P Mach1 GTO ~ Losmandy GM-8 ~ TV Gibraltar
Quote:The problem with WO is they change specs without renaming the products. This generates confusion among the users.There are two flavors of Megrez 90: the old one f/6.9 and the newer f6.2. They are completely different optically speaking, designed for different applications. The M90 f/6.9 can be recognized by the L-bar permanently attached. The f/6.2 was produced with two types of focusers.So when you read articles around... be careful which one they are referring to.I own the oldest f6.9, which I consider excellent from all point of views.Gianluca