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#26 mrtoad

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 06:05 PM

I could have sworn the newer ES 127 using the FCD 100 had "FCD 100" printed on the cell, but I can't find a pic of it  Look like the only addition is a sticer added to the OTA (see 4th pic).

 

EDIT:  Found it.  See Pic 5

It clearly had FCD 100 printed on the Lens.  Not sure If ES is still doing this?

Thanks-So it should be engraved on the edge of the lens cell.  Mine must be the FCD! then. 

 

By the way if you want true perfection make a mask for 16" or larger Newt. with a hole that will fit between the vanes.

 

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#27 bigtoga

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 07:09 AM

Opticsplanet.com has the ES127 FCD100 for $1999 minus a coupon for 12% making the final price $1759 -- PLUS you get a $150 Optics Planet gift card good for a future purchase, say a Nagler 5mm???

Steady air,

Tom

Of course I ordered mine on March 14 before reading your post. 😂

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 09:48 AM

Of course I ordered mine on March 14 before reading your post.

Optics Planet typically takes 10 - 14 days to ship so if it hasn't shipped I would call them and explain your situation to see if you can cancel and re-order at the lower price or at least get a price match -- I have found their customer service to be very good --Good Luck!  Tom  


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#29 Phillysoc

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 02:19 PM

Here are some of my ES127mm FCD100 images. I have not noticed a lack of blue.

 

https://www.cloudyni...cf-fcd-100-apo/

 

By the way, your images are awesome.

Incredible captures


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Posted 20 October 2019 - 05:14 PM

Resurrecting this thread. From owners, how is the planetary observing with this scope? How is the image at 200x and above?

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 09:33 PM

Resurrecting this thread. From owners, how is the planetary observing with this scope? How is the image at 200x and above?

 

Moon viewing is the best I have ever seen in any scope. I have had it up to 1000x with crystal clear views on very good nights. I have not done a lot of planetary viewing because trees keep my southern view obstructed. The few times I have viewed them I see the red spot on Jupiter and the Cassini gap on Saturn. I have only imaged the planets once and I got 3 of them on one night. Not great but I was happy the first time imaging them.

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 06:02 PM

Moon viewing is the best I have ever seen in any scope. I have had it up to 1000x with crystal clear views on very good nights. I have not done a lot of planetary viewing because trees keep my southern view obstructed. The few times I have viewed them I see the red spot on Jupiter and the Cassini gap on Saturn. I have only imaged the planets once and I got 3 of them on one night. Not great but I was happy the first time imaging them.

I bought the ES 127 FCD100 when they went on sale earlier this month for $1759 on the Explore Scientific site.  Can't wait to get it.  I think it was a good deal from the research I have done on these scopes.

I have heard nothing but good things about the ES customer service.  I just wish it came in a case of some sort.


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Posted 24 October 2019 - 06:29 PM

I use the ES soft case. It works great.

 

 

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 07:57 PM

The refractor only without diagonal and with the extension fits almost perfectly in https://www.bhphotov..._Kit_Bag_3.html

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 09:08 PM

Moon viewing is the best I have ever seen in any scope. I have had it up to 1000x with crystal clear views on very good nights. I have not done a lot of planetary viewing because trees keep my southern view obstructed. The few times I have viewed them I see the red spot on Jupiter and the Cassini gap on Saturn. I have only imaged the planets once and I got 3 of them on one night. Not great but I was happy the first time imaging them.

Very nice images!


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#36 gwilson001

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 07:10 PM

I use the ES soft case. It works great.

how much padding is in the ES case?  Will it hold the scope with the rings attached? (my guess is no)



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Posted 09 November 2019 - 05:56 PM

how much padding is in the ES case?  Will it hold the scope with the rings attached? (my guess is no)

 

Yes. I have had both my 127mm and 80mm in it at the same tine. It hold 90% of all my gear. I am not home now but I will attach a pic of the inside content when I get home.



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Posted 10 November 2019 - 11:45 PM

how much padding is in the ES case?  Will it hold the scope with the rings attached? (my guess is no)

Here is what I can hold in it. Pretty much most my equipment and my 127mm refractor. The padding is good and adjustable.

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