Posted 30 March 2004 - 10:54 PM
Posted 31 March 2004 - 06:01 AM
Posted 31 March 2004 - 06:47 AM
Posted 31 March 2004 - 12:01 PM
I believe there is a device that Intes sells that allow you to operate at f/10 or even f/7...a reducer that would allow wider field of view. In addition, the g-tube version weights only 27lbs! This was the clincher for me.
The improvements have been so significant in addressing the "issues" that this scope (I would think) would be vastly improved over the one in Allister's review.
Posted 01 April 2004 - 02:02 PM
Posted 01 April 2004 - 06:09 PM
My question is how it will perform as an all-around scope. I know the f/ratio will limit FOV but I don't know to what extent this will limit deep sky work?!
Posted 02 April 2004 - 06:59 AM
Posted 02 April 2004 - 12:04 PM
Mike said for DSO, I can obtain a one degree field with a 32mm 80 degree ep. This should be adequate for all but a handful (pleides, M31, NA Nebulae, etc), and I'm hoping the scope has more contrast than my f/5 newtonian for objects like M57 and M51. Also hoping starclusters will be more pleasing. One would have to think it would provide these benifits but I've been fooled before. Your comments were positive with respect to contrast and star fields...how does you scope compare with a good 6" Newt.? How about a 5" refractor for contrast?
The scope comes at the end of April (we are waiting for optic set from Moscow). Exciting!
Posted 03 April 2004 - 09:41 AM
I wonder if it's my age (62) and if somehow my eyes favor the Mak. The contrast and dark background through the Mak are very obvious to me....very crisp. You'll have to let me know how everything goes as I expect I'll be ordering one in the near future.
Posted 03 April 2004 - 11:40 PM
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