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#1 Tyson M

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 09:58 PM

It's here, my Star Destroyer Takahashi Mewlon 250S!!!

 

It arrived safely internationally (thanks to the seller who packed this amazingly well).

 

This is my new dark sky scope, and my backyard scope when time permits it.

 

It is HUGE (re:long), but manageable for loading and unloading. 

 

I can't wait for summer globs and galaxies!! And some planetary nebula which I have rarely, if at all, seen.

 

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 10:01 PM

Beautiful! Well worthy of being any discriminating astronomical observer's dream scope.

 

Now get a small backyard domed observatory for it. smile.gif


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#3 Tyson M

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 10:04 PM

No observatory in the budget for a while. I will build one at my darksite.

 

I have a dob and refractor for backyard viewing. Unless I have lots of time like the winter. 

 

Then I will store this in the garage or outside for a couple hours prior and set up early to use it during the week.


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 10:28 PM

Love it! Enjoy the new toy! I mean tool.



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Posted 08 April 2019 - 11:00 PM

Fantastic!  Congrats!



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 12:13 AM

Dream scope. Congrats



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 02:11 AM

It's even better with binoviewers ;)



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 06:06 AM

That is a dream scope. That would be insane in my seeing. Mount looks to be maxed out with that OTA.



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 07:39 AM

Deep sky is, of course, wonderful, as all Mewlons have great contrast. But in good seeing, the Mewlon 250 will get you closer to the moon than Neil Armstrong.

 

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 07:41 AM

Deep sky is, of course, wonderful, as all Mewlons have great contrast. But in good seeing, the Mewlon 250 will get you closer to the moon than Neil Armstrong.

 

Bob



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 10:13 AM

Enjoy! Can't wait for your " first light" report.



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 02:23 PM

WOW!



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 04:34 PM

 Excellent scope!  I'll bet it could be carried out on my Unistar-Sokkia tripod that has handholds like I do the C9.25  by slinging it over my shoulder and doing a fireman's carry. David



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 04:47 PM

Nice!   That's a big scope.



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 05:07 PM

Great choice, if I may say so myself.  The Mewlon 250 is a lifetime telescope IMO.

 

Enjoy,

Randy



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 07:41 PM

SWEET MOTHER OF... !!!!

 

When I read the thread title, I thought "Beauty! Someone got a nice Edge HD or maybe a Questar".

 

I didn't realize you got EVERYONE'S dream scope!!!

 

Congrats! That is a BEAUTY! :)

 

Cheers!

 

Rick in Canada (eh!)



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 08:45 PM

Very nice scope Tyson.... waytogo.gif Congratulations waytogo.gif

 

(if I may make a suggestion.... graduate.sml.gif ..... the scope is great, the mount is fine, the tripod is now likely to annoy you, it is just not up to the task of holding the big Moolon steady at higher powers...)



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 10:07 PM

OMG, what a fine instrument. Congratulations!



#19 Tyson M

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 10:58 PM

Both of these suggestions sound expensive. My budget is tapped out. lol. I still have to sell my SW 180 Mak Cass and one premium refractor (I have two but trying to decide what is best for my needs).

 

 

Very nice scope Tyson.... waytogo.gif Congratulations waytogo.gif

 

(if I may make a suggestion.... graduate.sml.gif ..... the scope is great, the mount is fine, the tripod is now likely to annoy you, it is just not up to the task of holding the big Moolon steady at higher powers...)

 

 

It's even better with binoviewers wink.gif



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 11:28 PM

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 09:48 AM

IS that t he EQ-6 from Skywatcher?

 

That 250 Mewlon is also my dream scope but so is the Vixen 260mm Classical Cass.


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 09:55 AM

The best refractor is the one that is easily mounted on that there charmin' Mewlon.

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 10:46 AM

Congrats on the scope and welcome to the Mewlon family.

 

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 11:00 AM

Beautiful scope!  Scott



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Posted 10 April 2019 - 11:09 AM

IS that t he EQ-6 from Skywatcher?

 

That 250 Mewlon is also my dream scope but so is the Vixen 260mm Classical Cass.

Yes it is an SW EQ6.




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