Orion 102mm Mak
Posted 06 April 2005 - 11:06 AM
I have mine on Orion's AZ-3 and have been able to go to about 170X with no noticeable vibration when I refocus.
Its 1300mm focal length allows the use of longer focal length eyepieces to achieve 50X to 100X (which is my usual useful powers for my average seeing) when compared to the previously mentioned scopes.
At worst, this scope is equal to a 97mm unobstructed scope so you also get more aperature for your money and still can have great portability if needed.
Posted 06 April 2005 - 12:08 PM
a yellow glow....course the 8" lx was the best of the three..
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Posted 07 April 2005 - 04:37 PM
The Russian-made Maks may weigh more than the Orion version. Currently Orion's largest Mak is the 127mm, but supposedly a 6" version is forthcoming (Skywatcher brand already introduced it in Europe and Canada).
The Mak is an excellent planetary/lunar scope and does well with some DSOs.