You know you are there when you start thinking in terms of EXIT PUPIL rather than Magnification..
Rob Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another..... Plato
Joseph 2 60mm. x 910mm.fl. Jason refractors(real glass doublets - early 60's) on eq. mounts. 70mm. x 800mm.fl. Tasco on altazmuth mount. 150mm. x 1400 Nippon reflector on gem mount (no mfg. on label). all the original stuff that was supplied by the mfg's. I really like "old school" -cause I'm 'Old School'--L.O.L. *** Also now an 8" Orion XT. *** Also an 80mm Bosma refractor, fl.904mm.
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.
Quote:What if it had been a tasco? The quality could have been as good. Simply because its branded as orion is no reason to go "wow" about. Orion dosnt manufacture inhouse and the products it sells are sourced from various manufacturers in china and often sell the products at much higher prices than others. Clear Skies!
Quote:Say what you will about Orion but for the most part they unlike many other brands out today at least make sure they put out usable decent products even in their low end stuff. the same cannot be said for celestron and tasco to name a few.
-- Matt -observing since fall 2012 16" F/4.5 truss DOB / EON 120mm ED / 10" F/5 strut DOB Paracorr (T1 tunable),telrad, RACI finders, AltAz Tripod mount ES 82° 4.7,6.7,8.8,30mm AT Paradigm 60° 25,18,12mm Pentax XW 70° 20,14mm , Baader zoom observing list/notes.. beginning dslr astrophotos (moon/widefields)
Quote:The night of the bargains.
Ex Oriente, astrum ---------------------- From the day you are born 'til you ride in a hearse, There's nothing so bad that it couldn't be worse!
8" Criterion Dynamax 6" Homebuilt F/10 Newt 6" F/8 Jaegers 127mm F/5.5 SS Assembly Various 60 mm scopes in many states of repair 8' Dome Observitory
Les US Navy Veteran
Live for now......not tomorrow.
Quote: I received a phone call from wife yesterday while she was doing her weekly dose of bargain shopping ( I hate shopping, its an addition for her ).
Happy owner of--
A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball
A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform
A PST Double Stack
Quote:. Anyways, if you are a beginner looking to get into the hobby and on a very limited budget, I guess its good idea to check out the local good wills and salvation army stores. You may be surprised what might end up there.
Quote:What a very considerate woman!My wife would have told AFTER coming home, and as an afterthought.
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
Quote: In the end, I could not recommend this 60mm scope as a starter for a beginner. The views are quite limited, which was expected. The focuser is difficult to use. Many aspiring astronomers would be turned off by its narrow field and dimmed views
Quote:Well an 11mm newt should be priced way lower than that!