Clear skies, Erik
Visual astronomer, main instruments:
Matthias Wirth 16" f/5 Takahashi FS-102 NSV on EM-10 Celestron 1983 C5
Zeiss, TeleVue and Celestron eyepieces
Nikon 18x70 IF-WP Zeiss Victory FL 7x42 Zeiss Victory FL 10x32
Quote:The Tak with the Q-extender does give a sharp image; would a Questar be any better?
Quote:If you are going to purchase an older Questar, it will most likely still use mains power rather than a 9 volt battery, so your setup will be limited to the legnth of your extension cord; and you will also need a transformer
Quote:I should mention that if you purchase a Questar from the US to use it in the UK and plan on using the mains power supply, it is a simple and inexpensive option just to buy a new 220 volt 50 HZ motor and install this yourself. The motor costs $45.oo vs the Powerequide II at $450.oo (which is not user replaceable).
Roberto Botero Kent, UK
Quote:Thank you Erik, that was a useful piece of information. I had a couple of rums last night to clear my head. Ha! I will probably keep the Tak and maybe, just maybe, a right priced Q will come along. As my mum used to say "What's for ye will no gaun by ye."