Posted 13 December 2004 - 01:32 PM
Does someone here own an Skylux 70mm refractor? I am thinking about buying one.
Excuse my bad english folks!
Posted 13 December 2004 - 02:14 PM
Welcome to Cloudy Nights Sir. Your English is just fine.
I don't own that scope, but I suggest using one before you buy if that is possible. A 70mm f/10 achro shouldn't have too bad of a problem with CA and the mount looks like it will hold the OTA easily. Good luck.
Posted 13 December 2004 - 05:19 PM
What means CA?
I have owned that mount, and it is really sturdy. I think that im going to buy the telescope. An f/10 tube, doesen´t have much abberation??
Clear Skies!/ Simon!
Posted 13 December 2004 - 05:24 PM
CA is Chromatic Abberation which is the false color associated with achromatic refractors when viewing bright objects. It appears as a slight blue halo around bright stars and planets. A longer focal length achromat like the f/10 you are considering shows less false color than a short focal length scope like an f/5. I hope this helps.
Posted 13 December 2004 - 06:48 PM
The optics are decent and the mount is mostly metal and quite sturdy. I believe the optics are sourced from Bresser. The eyepieces are probably the weakest part of the setup, but they can be replaced. I have seen through a couple and was quite impressed. Nice portable refractor setup.
Posted 13 December 2004 - 07:00 PM
By the way, don't worry about your English, you are only 15 which is SUPER young compare to us hopelessly old freaks here.
I remember when I moved to Canada when I was 9 I really had trouble learning English and French. It took me over 10 years (yeap TEN FREAKING YEARS) to be able to speak, read and write English confidently.
Posted 14 December 2004 - 08:09 AM
Ok, well i have four meade 3000 series ocular and plössls, an one celestron barlow. But maybe your right Pollux, 70mm isn´t that much after all...ill will think over this.
Well most of all i want a William optics Megrez 80ED, but ten I´ll have to wait long after christmas eve. I hope the santa brings me much money so i have afford it ;-).
Posted 14 December 2004 - 08:45 AM
It is better to save a little more $$$ and get the scope that you really want. You would end up getting the "bargain" scope, use it for a while and then sell it to get the one you really want. A lot of us make that mistake and lose $$$ in the process. Good luck with your search.
Posted 14 December 2004 - 10:01 AM
I agree with pollux. The 90mm synta is very popular at our club. It has great optics and gives very nice views of the planets.
Posted 14 December 2004 - 10:52 AM
Nice website Chris!/ Simon!
Posted 14 December 2004 - 06:40 PM
Not much to say about the megrez focuser other then:
Oh - and they have nice optics too
Posted 15 December 2004 - 05:00 PM
The thing is worth the asking price - the mount alone costs more if bought separately. I have one - bought used, for the mount alone since that's a nice grab+go thing. The quality of the optics varies. The one I have is absolutely awful, cannot be focused at all (and no, it's not that the lenses would have been put in in the wrong order - no combination of which lens which surface in front/rear ends up in a focus-able combination), but I've looked through several which gave a nice crispy image. Chromatic aberration isn't a problem with the scope.
The 20mm eyepiece is usable, the 4mm --> discard it and likewise the diagonal, it ruins the image IMHO.
If you're looking for a quickly-transportable mount that can take your future high-qual 80mm for visual use - get one of these. The 70/700 comes as added benefit
Posted 23 December 2004 - 07:28 PM
I read up on how the map of the sky works, and managed to find my way about using the equatorial mount.
First session I observed Saturn, I was totally astonished at how beautiful it was.
I think I am hooked.
Posted 24 December 2004 - 05:19 PM
Merry christmas!/ simon
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Not too sure about Orion, if there's no distributor in Europe then the shipping from US will be VERY expensive.
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Posted 27 December 2004 - 06:53 PM
Well i have baught a lot from Astroteknik. And they really good. And you know what, i will pick up an brand new Skywatcher 120/1000 + HEQ-5 mount, from astroteknik on wednesday!
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Posted 29 December 2004 - 09:42 AM
Wow that’s quite a jump over what you first thought of! Weighs a good chunk more too
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