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#1 CHASLX200

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 09:02 AM

Bought this 30 miles away from me, so just got back home a while ago.  Was used one time.  Fits the GP just fine and looks well built and light in weight.

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 09:28 AM

Can you fit both scopes in your Vette? Or do you have to pick one or the other on a given night? :)



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 09:34 AM

Have you tested the focuser yet?



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 09:35 AM

A couple more and you will have to trade in the vette for a van.



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 09:35 AM

Can you fit both scopes in your Vette? Or do you have to pick one or the other on a given night? smile.gif

I think i can stan.


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 09:36 AM

A couple more and you will have to trade in the vette for a van.

Very true man.



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 09:39 AM

Have you tested the focuser yet?

I just gave it a whirl on a light pole.  Seems fine with even a 5mm Radian.  I notice no color with lower powers, but see some color on the edge of objects with a 5mm Radian.  Seems to be very clear and clean so far.  A little more snappy than my C5.  This scope is also much lower on power with the same eyepiece.

 

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 09:49 AM

Beautiful , enjoy your new telescope!



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 09:57 AM

Hi,

 

Nice Scope smile.gif .

 

CS,KLLU,

 

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 10:12 AM

This could be the best buy of the year.  Will do a hard side by side with a super sharp C5.


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 04:29 PM

I have a Stellarvue finder shoe, but see no where to install it.  



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 05:01 PM

I have a Stellarvue finder shoe, but see no where to install it.  

You have to have the right shoe, and it mounts using 2 screws on the focuser body. There was a picture of it on the forums a week ago, can't find it. I believe they purchased the shoe from Agena.



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 05:02 PM

Bought this 30 miles away from me, so just got back home a while ago.  Was used one time.  Fits the GP just fine and looks well built and light in weight.

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Why did the seller let it go after only one use?



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 05:35 PM

 

Bought this 30 miles away from me, so just got back home a while ago.  Was used one time.  Fits the GP just fine and looks well built and light in weight.

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Why did the seller let it go after only one use?

 

He had picked up a Lock Wood 16" Starmaster from Bob S.  Said he was not a refractor guy.  I saved some cash so it worked out good for me. Scope looks like it was never out of the box.  He used it one time.

 

Gonna put it to the test tonite.



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 05:36 PM

 

I have a Stellarvue finder shoe, but see no where to install it.  

You have to have the right shoe, and it mounts using 2 screws on the focuser body. There was a picture of it on the forums a week ago, can't find it. I believe they purchased the shoe from Agena.

 

I will have to find out. I may not even need a finder anyways.



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 06:10 PM

 

 

I have a Stellarvue finder shoe, but see no where to install it.  

You have to have the right shoe, and it mounts using 2 screws on the focuser body. There was a picture of it on the forums a week ago, can't find it. I believe they purchased the shoe from Agena.

 

I will have to find out. I may not even need a finder anyways.

 

Yep, I posted this: https://www.cloudyni...d/#entry8404955

Works great for Synta types...



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 06:20 AM

Seeing was bad last nite with dropping temps, but it was clear.  With a 32mm and 21mm Tele Vue plossl's , M41, 42 , 45, 37, and 38 all looked great.  M42 also looked super with a 5mm Radian and the 3mm Delite was a little too much for the seeing.  Plan to get some 2" eyepieces soon.  I would bet a 21mm Ethos would be a killer for this scope.


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 09:53 AM

 

Have you tested the focuser yet?

I just gave it a whirl on a light pole.  Seems fine with even a 5mm Radian.  I notice no color with lower powers, but see some color on the edge of objects with a 5mm Radian.  Seems to be very clear and clean so far.  A little more snappy than my C5.  This scope is also much lower on power with the same eyepiece.

 

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Correct if I'm somehow wrong but your tube has got nothing to do with the new Astro-Tech AT102ED. 



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 12:37 PM



Have you tested the focuser yet?

I just gave it a whirl on a light pole. Seems fine with even a 5mm Radian. I notice no color with lower powers, but see some color on the edge of objects with a 5mm Radian. Seems to be very clear and clean so far. A little more snappy than my C5. This scope is also much lower on power with the same eyepiece.

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Correct if I'm somehow wrong but your tube has got nothing to do with the new Astro-Tech AT102ED.
You are wrong ๐Ÿ˜‰. Thatโ€™s the brand new version just released. ๐Ÿ‘

Edited by MSWcdavis, 05 March 2018 - 12:46 PM.


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 12:41 PM

Seeing was bad last nite with dropping temps, but it was clear. With a 32mm and 21mm Tele Vue plossl's , M41, 42 , 45, 37, and 38 all looked great. M42 also looked super with a 5mm Radian and the 3mm Delite was a little too much for the seeing. Plan to get some 2" eyepieces soon. I would bet a 21mm Ethos would be a killer for this scope.

Why stop at 21mm? A 34mm 68 would give wider FOV, probably weigh less, and show faint DSO brighter. For low power I like 4-5mm exit pupil, which would be 28-35mm for an F7. The Hyperion 36mm 72* also comes to mind. Or ES 30mm 82 if you like a counterweight to raise the eyepiece position. Any of these would give a significantly larger FOV and cost much less than a 21 Ethos. The 21 Ethos is really for sub F5 Dobs, although it can certainly be useful in other scopes. Low power for Dobs, medium power for cats. I donโ€™t know how much I would use one in my 4โ€ Apo though. Not wide enough for low power finder ep and too wide for 95% of targets. I suppose Coat Hanger, Pleiades and Beehive would be good.

That being said I would love a 21 Ethos for my 8โ€ F4.

Scott

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 12:56 PM

My eyepiece recommendations for this scope would include the 30mm ES 82 and the ES 100 14mm. 6 Delos was beautiful with it

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 01:48 PM

I have a Stellarvue finder shoe, but see no where to install it.  

The holes on a Stellarvue shoe are arranged side to side, while the mounting holes on your focuser are arranged front to back.  If you decide that you need a red-dot or optical finder, this shoe should work.

 

https://agenaastro.c...nder-xfurb.html



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 04:47 PM

Seeing was bad last nite with dropping temps, but it was clear.  With a 32mm and 21mm Tele Vue plossl's , M41, 42 , 45, 37, and 38 all looked great.  M42 also looked super with a 5mm Radian and the 3mm Delite was a little too much for the seeing.  Plan to get some 2" eyepieces soon.  I would bet a 21mm Ethos would be a killer for this scope.

The 21E is a great EP in almost any Refractor however for this OTA I'd more readily use a 31T5 or similar.


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 04:52 PM

 

Seeing was bad last nite with dropping temps, but it was clear.  With a 32mm and 21mm Tele Vue plossl's , M41, 42 , 45, 37, and 38 all looked great.  M42 also looked super with a 5mm Radian and the 3mm Delite was a little too much for the seeing.  Plan to get some 2" eyepieces soon.  I would bet a 21mm Ethos would be a killer for this scope.

The 21E is a great EP in almost any Refractor however for this OTA I'd more readily use a 31T5 or similar.

 

 

They're all good.  The 21mm Ethos, the 31mm Nagler, the 41mm Panoptic and a bunch of others too.  At F/7, I like the 35mm Panoptic.  

 

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 04:57 PM

 

 

Seeing was bad last nite with dropping temps, but it was clear.  With a 32mm and 21mm Tele Vue plossl's , M41, 42 , 45, 37, and 38 all looked great.  M42 also looked super with a 5mm Radian and the 3mm Delite was a little too much for the seeing.  Plan to get some 2" eyepieces soon.  I would bet a 21mm Ethos would be a killer for this scope.

The 21E is a great EP in almost any Refractor however for this OTA I'd more readily use a 31T5 or similar.

 

 

They're all good.  The 21mm Ethos, the 31mm Nagler, the 41mm Panoptic and a bunch of others too.  At F/7, I like the 35mm Panoptic.  

 

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Jon

 

Jon, I'm in agreement, just the 31T5 seems to be a near perfect eyepiece for me as It has a larger FOV than the 21E, is more comfortable and only gives up minimal FOV to the 40mm SWA (Paragon, 41P, Etc) while maintaining a larger magnification.

Can't go wrong with any decent EP at F7 IMO.




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