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Everyting you know about Orion Starmaks 90mm

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#1 Murat

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 10:35 AM

Hi,

I've just owned a Mak 90mm. I'm just a beginner and I need every experiences you have on that scope.
Thank you.

#2 Scott Beith

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 10:43 AM

I had the 127mm version and it was a great little scope. Get a good diagonal and a good finder and you will be happy with yours. A dewshield is a needed accessory as well. Good luck and have fun with your new scope.

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 11:21 AM

I have an Orion 90mm Mak and it's a fantastic scope, suitable for both planetary and deep sky observing. It also makes a wonderful solar scope.

Joe

#4 Murat

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 02:08 AM

Thank you,

I'm glad to join you.

What more peces you think I have to own now or later in time? I bought an 2xbarlow and a moonfilter. As scott said I'll get a dewshield. And what eyepiece is would be good for DSO?

#5 Bubbinski

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 10:57 AM

My Orion Mak has helped me enjoy this hobby more than I can imagine. It is the first scope I feel that I've "mastered". When I got it, I got myself a 90 degree correct image diagonal and 6x30 right angle finder, and I was soon in business, I found it very easy to see the planets and the Orion Nebula. Later I got 9 mm and 20 mm Expanse eyepieces and my observing really took off. The Expanses have bigger eyeholes and have worked great. This week I'm getting an EQ-1M clock drive and a Steady Pix mount for digital camera photos. The 20 mm Expanse and 25 mm Sirius are okay for deep sky stuff but I'd be interested in getting a 32 mm EP or something similar. I've also heard about William Optics 2' diagonals - would they work with this scope?

Justin

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 02:18 PM

The Orion Expanse eyepieces work very well with the 90mm Mak. I have the 9mm and 20mm and I recommend them highly. I don't use a Barlow. I recommend you get a white light solar filter too. You can get one from Orion.

Joe

#7 Ken603a

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 02:31 PM

I bought Mak 102 with EQ Mount about 4 months ago. I am really impressed with it. I have spent many hours in my backyard with it and I have enjoyed every minute!


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