Celestron NexStar 102 f/9.8--Celestron 80mmED f/7.5--AT72ED f/6--Vixen A 70 lf f/12.9 (Soooo Pretty..) c. 60s Tasco 15te (My $20 Vintage Scope) Vixen Polaris Mount, Vixen Porta II
Ken Fiscus Stargazing since 1980 Now observing from a green zone. Z12 on custom mount, Atomic EQ platform, 100% flocked, OMI primary, Astrocrumb filter slide with O-III, NPB, Skyglow filters. Focuser & spider rotated 45 degrees, new springs & Bob's Knobs, Telrad & 9x50 straight finder 35 & 24 Pans, TV 13,7,5 T6s Custom Orion XT10 with piggyback XT4.5 Round Table EQ Platform
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
Meade LX200 10" f/6.3 Classic
Celestron Nexstar 8SE
Celestron 90mm Mak Meade 90mm f/8.8 Refractor
Celestron CR-150-HD6 ,6" f/8 Refractor
TASCO 60MM X 900 MM Refractor (My first scope that my wife gave to me for Christmas in '91 , still have it.
Celestron CG5 Advanced Mount
Celestron Bino Viewer
Orange Zone 10'X12' Roll Off Roof Observatory Southeast, South Dakota
Quote:With a $300 budget and an interest in lunar/planetary observing with some bird watching ... I'd get the Orion StarMax 90mm Mak-Cass Telescope and Tripod Bundle ($299) including free shipping: StarMax 90mm Orion Telescope has a very helpful customer service department that's always available to assist a buyer with questions on their new telescope. Good Luck with your new scope!
Quote: That said, I just find the long scope clunky to adjust. It's probably user error, since I'm not at all deeply experienced.
Quote: #5945471 - 06/28/13 07:47 PM Edit Reply Quote Quick ReplyJon, Thanks for yourquestions!Yes, it's the old black woodenlegvariety!Here's my dislikes: The up/down adjustment wheel seems notto be working--I have to manually unlock the mounttomove up/down.
We mostly come out at night... mostly.
GSO Z8 Degree Circle & Digital Level
Celestron 4"(102mm) SLT 660mm f/6.47
2" 30mm GSO WideView
9mm GSO Plossl
ES 82's : 4.7mm, 8.8mm, 11mm, 18mm
BGO's 5mm, 6mm, 9mm
2" 2X ED Astronomics Barlow & GSO 1.25" 2x Shorty
8-24 Baader Zoom III
Baader M&SG, Semi-Apo
Quote:Skyguy, would you think the Orion mentioned would be an improvement in optics/magnification, etc, over the starter Celestron that I have now? It looks like it may fit the bill nicely.
Quote:Stevenf:Do you mean this as a lunar scope, and add a zoom?http://www.telescope.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=100316&gclid=CIqMg...It looks incredibly ez to use.
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