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Mr Magoo
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Loving my Quantum
      #6228052 - 12/01/13 09:59 PM Attachment (128 downloads)

Got my Quantum 4 out tonight for a quick view of Venus before clouds came in. Really loving this scope. Spent some time cleaning it up and buffing out the whole thing over the long weekend.

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A6Q6
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Re: Loving my Quantum new [Re: Mr Magoo]
      #6228491 - 12/02/13 07:05 AM

Whats not to Love!

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Mike E.
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Re: Loving my Quantum new [Re: A6Q6]
      #6228534 - 12/02/13 08:01 AM

Nice setup you have there.

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TerryWood
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Re: Loving my Quantum new [Re: Mike E.]
      #6297124 - 01/06/14 10:41 PM

Looks brand new! They are great scopes. I almost sold mine, but very quickly came to my senses. This is a definite keeper.

V/R

Terry


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Mr Magoo
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Re: Loving my Quantum new [Re: TerryWood]
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mdowns
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Re: Loving my Quantum new [Re: Mr Magoo]
      #6297458 - 01/07/14 06:16 AM

Mike,
Have you had a chance to compare it with scopes of similar quality? Love to hear how it stacks up! Mike in Florida (IAS member too)


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Mr Magoo
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Re: Loving my Quantum new [Re: mdowns]
      #6298703 - 01/07/14 07:16 PM

No, haven't had a chance to do that yet. This is probably one of the best I own. I have a 6" f/10 reflector that I made and that David Groski touched up the figure on that is truly outstanding on planets. I'm really not sure what I would compare it to. I do not know if anyone has a Questar in my club. We have some members with really nice refractors, but I'm not sure if that is a good comparison or not. I picked up an Orion 90mm Mak the week before getting this and I can tell you they are not even close. Our weather is so horrendous right now, I can't even get outside.

I would like to try and take some pictures though it at some point, but not sure how to go about it. I have basically no experience with imaging. I do own one of the entry level Starshoot CMOS cameras that Orion sells. I need to know how to attach it to the scope. I think it needs to go in the hole in the control box. Can someone tell me if there is an adapter that fits that hole that I can buy that has a set screw or compression ring to hold in the camera? I does not seem like you could put much weight back there with out affecting the balance of the scope. Certainly not a DSLR.


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