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#1 grif 678

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 06:17 PM

Anyone have one of these as a travel or grab and go scope, and how would you rate it.

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#2 Messierthanwhat

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:28 PM

I own one, and keep it at our mountain cabin for terrestrial use. It's fair for that, although it's larger and heavier than one might gather from photos, it has pretty good optics. But I've found using it for celestial viewing to be uncomfortable, difficult and often impossible. It's straight-through only - no diagonal, and so far as I'm aware, no way to adapt it to one. So for a target near zenith, I'd need to use one of those mechanics' creepers and roll myself under the eyepiece on my back.


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