Great thread :-)
Good to see some Mewlon specific threads with detailed equipment setup & use and observation experiences.
Would be nice to hear ongoing observation session experiences on specific targets and eyepiece combinations.
One quick point on the Tak Collimation scope is that although it is best used with a Centre Marked Secondary it is definitely not totally useless if the secondary does not have a centre spot. The Tak Collimation scope slides to change focus on various points of the optical train......so at a very minimum you can use it to tell if your primary, spider and secondary housing are all properly aligned.