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#1 rob cos.

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Posted 07 April 2004 - 05:13 PM

My new scope is here(Skyview Pro 127mm)! Wahoo! :jump:

First impressions: The Skyview Pro mount makes the LXD55 mount look like a toy. :shocked: Especially the tripod legs.

The OTA makes the ETX look like a toy(I once had the ETX125). Nice to have metal instead of plastic.

The true test will be the optics of course, and tonight looks like it'll be cloudy.... :bawling:

I noticed the slo-mo knobs are flimsy. Are there any replacements I can buy out there? I'll check Scopestuff....

#2 Scott Beith

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Posted 07 April 2004 - 06:44 PM

Rob,
Congrats on the scope.
I think Focusknobs sells slow motion knobs for that mount.
Good luck with the weather.

Scott

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 10:09 AM

Looks like you'll be having a blast... once the curse if finally lifted, that is.

David

#4 rob cos.

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 11:44 AM

I took it out last night. I didn't do a star test, just took a real quick look at Jupiter. Two bands, and a hint of a third. I'm thinking that I should have seen a bit more, but like i said, I didn't do a star test and I didn't observe for very long. I was using a 12mm Edmund RKE. I tried a 7mm first, but that was fuzzy.

NO IMAGE SHIFT! I was loving that. It looked a little bleached, but I think I need a "warmer" eyepiece like a Televue Plossl. Astromart...here I come.

#5 Digital Don

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 12:05 PM

Hi Rob,

I'm sure you'll enjoy the scope. Remember to give it time to acclimate to the outside temperature because the corrector is a fairly thick piece of glass.

A 127 should be an excellent lunar and planetary scope! Just don't try to use more magnification than the seeing will allow and I'm sure you'll be pleased.

Good luck!

Don :usa:

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 12:42 PM

i can't wait to get out there again. may not be for days though...as much as i'm tired of hearing the joke about bad weather coming with a new scope-it's all too true. rain for the next few days here where i am.


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