My little Agatha. You left too soon. My furry friends, past and present, are always with me.
C11 Edge HD, C925 XLT TEC 140 (#352) w/ AT65EDQ Skywatcher 100ED w/ WO66SD ZenithStar, ES 80mm Apo Sirius, Atlas EQ-G, "Atlosmandy" Pro AZ/EQ-G, T-Rex Apex,Porta II DBK21AU04, DBK21AU618, DMK21AU618, DMK31AU03, ASI120mm/mc, Hutech 500DH Beaglehaven Observatory (BYO #168)
8" SCT80mm f7 EDSmall GEM
Telescopes: Celestron 14" SCT..Meade 10" ACF/SCT..Stellarvue 4" ED APO Mounts: UA UniStar Deluxe duel clamping saddle on a Celestron CGE tripod...UA UniStar Deluxe on a Meade field tripod and a UA UniStar Light on a UA light surveyor tripod. All with custom made "Manny Miles" eyepiece trays. Binoculars: Garrett Optical 10x50 Oberwerk 15x60. Eyepieces: TV Naglers, Panoptics and Plossl's. Also Pentax 10XW, 20XW, a Baader 31 Aspheric and a TMB 40 Paragon.
Quote:I should point out, the SW is longer but it does not require that you mortgage your house to get good eyepieces. None of the eyepieces I use cost more than $80. I have a 2" 32mm Meade Super Plossl and a 38mm Chinese 70 degree I got from University. Those are my favorites in this scope. I observe planets with orthos and Kellners (gasp!) This has become my most used scope in recent months. In another thread, I detailed how it ruined me on my bigger, less precise scopes. http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=refractors...I got mine for less than $500, new! I could hardly believe it, and nearly didn't buy it because I could remember when a scope like this was a $3,000 item and there were no used ones available for much less. I felt this scope could not be any good. I was so wrong.GW
Apertura ad8 w/ tweakers package (haven't messed wit this one yet!) Orion ed100 with custom gso focuser Barska magnus 65ed apo triplet heavily redone Celestron granite 10x50 Skyprodigy Vixen porta II Explore Scientific 82* 4.7mm, 8.8mm, 18mm, and 30mm.
8"ACF, AR152, ED100, ST80, EQ6Pro, Duo-T, AZ3, EQ1
Quote:Does anyone know how long this scope is? Does it have a retractable dew shield? With an element of FPL-53 glass, it should put up some excellent views. I see that Takahashi has a new 100 mm fluorite doublet that costs about 4X as much as the Skywatcher 100.Bill
Quote:The ProED 100 is 36" long and weighs about 10 pounds. The optics consist of two elements. The front element is Schott BK-7 and the rear element is FPL-53 ED glass. The dew shield removable by unthreading it from the lens cell.
Quote:Not really sure where you guys got an f/11.25 ratio. Our website clearly states it as f/9 in the specs.
Binos: APM100 | Obie 20x80D3 | Resolux 15x70, 7x50 | Nikon AE 12x50, 7x35 | FMT-SX 10x50 | Canon 10x30 | Vanguard ED 8x42
Mounts: AVX | Orion Paragon | Tecnosky eLLe
Telescopes: XT8g | AT6RC | Onyx 80EDF | 102GT | ST80
1.25" EPs: Hyperion 8, 17mm | ES68º: 20, 24mm | ES82º: 4.7, 6.7, 8.8, 11, 14mm
2" EPs: Meade 5k 82º: 24, 30mm | ES100º: 5.5, 9, 14, 20mm
Quote:Ah, I will have to contact them.
Quote:Ill see what can be done about an f/7 model. No promises, but can always ask.
Quote:I have oneI love it but have only had it dark since I get it here in cloudy florida/ I plan to get up at 2 am tmmrw and try for the comets.. Ison and Lovejoy. I should see lovejoy no prob. Ison may be too low
Orion Xt6i, Orion Xt8i, Sky-Watcher 10
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