Starmax is here!
Posted 07 April 2004 - 05:13 PM
First impressions: The Skyview Pro mount makes the LXD55 mount look like a toy. 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....
I noticed the slo-mo knobs are flimsy. Are there any replacements I can buy out there? I'll check Scopestuff....
Posted 07 April 2004 - 06:44 PM
Congrats on the scope.
I think Focusknobs sells slow motion knobs for that mount.
Good luck with the weather.
Posted 08 April 2004 - 10:09 AM
Posted 08 April 2004 - 11:44 AM
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.
Posted 08 April 2004 - 12:05 PM
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.
Posted 08 April 2004 - 12:42 PM