Glad to see your setup Peter.
Two days ago, I took mine on the balcony (used my Orion tripod + fine adjustment mount) to look at the moon. I used my meade 8-24 zoom eyepiece and, despite some turbulences sometimes, I had very nice images of Clavius at 100 x
Next time, I'll try my ES 5.6mm to see what it looks like. If the weather forecast here in Brittany are not responding to my demands, I just give up observing.
Yesterday, I was monitoring my two young, sleeping children and so needed a mobile set-up to enjoy the 6 day old Moon. Evenings are getting brighter but lovely just to be able to sit outside and observe the Moon gradually becoming more and more pronounced in the evening sky.
I used my Bresser 80/800 Mangin Cassegrain on its screw-in legs - nice and stable (it's nearly all metal, deceptively heavy) on my garden table. The fine-controls work very smoothly. I used the supplied 25mm Kellner and took some shots with an attached smartphone. I didn't really push things too hard at all when it comes to magnification - I was happy with a 12.5mm Plössl. This is a scope that I use more as a daytime spotter (thanks to the generosity of CN's Tourneciel!) but as a ultra portable, table top instrument, it is a pleasure to use for relaxed lunar observing.
Edited by Tourneciel, 15 May 2019 - 02:50 AM.