Quote:How clear would Saturn and Jupiter be with standard eyepieces with the Zhumell z8? Also, what DSO would I be able to view with same scope and good seeing?
Quote:Hmm.... I like the Apatura AD8 too! Pretty close to the same price. Wonder how customer service is on it. I had not heard of them.
Zhumell Z8 8" f/6 Dob Meade DS-2090 90mm f/9 on EQ1 mount (modified) Olympus Trooper 10x50 DPS I bino Quantaray Dakota 9x40 bino
Orion XT12G Telrad Orion Q70 32mm ES 82* 8.8mm ES 82* 6.7mm ES 82* 4.7mm Baader Hyperion Mark-2 Zoom Orion Skyline GLP + finder bracket Astro-Tech 2x Barlow for 2" and 1.25" Orion Variable Polarizing Eyepiece Moon Filter Orion UltraBlock Narrowband Filter GPS An awesome wife that bought me the telescope! Apertura AD8 with tweakers package Celestron 15x70 Starmaster Binoculars with tripod Celestron Neximage 5 Member CFAS http://www.astrobin.com/users/billytk/
Quote:Quote:Hmm.... I like the Apatura AD8 too! Pretty close to the same price. Wonder how customer service is on it. I had not heard of them. Opticsmart is fantastic! We love our AD8 and their customer service is the best. We got the tweakers dream package and it is awesome!
Rob Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another..... Plato
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
Quote:it won't be your only purchase, that's for sure.
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Quote:Sorry to but in, good informative reply's and also gives me some new targets. So Jeff, you saw the ISS through your scope and a Dob at that...Wow. Did you see any shape to it? I sure would like to try that in my 8" SCT. I think it will track it to, so need to look into it.Bob
Quote:I could not survive without my Telrad.
Quote:Also, in my searching the websites for info and pricing, I see a "focus mask" is it just for AP? What is its purpose? Just curious.
-- 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)