Celestron travelscope 50 supercharge!
Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:38 AM
I bought a Celestron Travelscope 50 as a super portable small telescope. The telescope as it is is in the box needs to be modified. I completely disassembled it, removed both the 3cm baffle in the tube and the 0.5(?)cm baffle in the focuser that vignette the light path and painted the internal flat black with black spray paint. The objective lens edge was painted black with a permanent marker and the toy "finderscope" was discarded and replaced with a 1x red dot finder. No reason to buy 0.96" to 1.25" diagonal as I already own a battery of fine 0.96" Vixen eyepieces and diagonals (A 20mm Kellner 18x,B 12mm Orthoscopic 30x,C 6mm Orthoscopic 60x, D 0.96" diagonal prism, E 0.96" solar diagonal-herschel wedge with ND filter). As for performance? Please wait for the usual new telescope spell of bad weather to pass! Daylight testing though gave bright clean images with a minimum amount of secondary color around white building edges. I have to mention than due to the small and long 0.96" focuser the light path is still slightly vignetted (I estimate is as a 45mm real aperture).
Posted 22 April 2014 - 01:39 AM
Posted 22 April 2014 - 02:47 AM
PS are you of greek origin?
Alithos o Kyrios!
Posted 22 April 2014 - 11:10 AM