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Finally bit the bullet and bought my dream scope

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#51 payner

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 11:19 PM

The Mewlon 250 and 300 have electronic focusers, can't be beat in my opinion (and a fixed primary mirror).  The 250CRS has auto focusing if one uses the provided software on a laptop or such.


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#52 John Gauvreau

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 12:02 AM

Congratulations Tyson!  I’m sure you’ll enjoy many happy years under the stars with that fine scope.



#53 JimOfOakCreek

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 12:24 PM

Wow! A beauty on an astronomical scale.



#54 Tyson M

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 12:47 PM

The Mewlon 250 and 300 have electronic focusers, can't be beat in my opinion (and a fixed primary mirror).  The 250CRS has auto focusing if one uses the provided software on a laptop or such.

The electronic focuser is the accessory I never knew I needed.  It really makes it feel like a premium scope, and bonus is that I don't get focusing vibrations with my mount that is basically at its comfortable limit. 


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Posted 04 May 2019 - 02:07 PM

If I had $15,000 spare hanging around, I would buy the Mewlon 250S!



#56 Tyson M

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 10:03 PM

If I had $15,000 spare hanging around, I would buy the Mewlon 250S!


Since they are discontinued, watch the classifieds. You may get one for $11 000 cheaper than you think.
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#57 Scott Beith

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 11:27 AM

Excellent observing report and a great looking scope.  waytogo.gif



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Posted 05 May 2019 - 12:15 PM

Looks like you made a great choice, and a good deal also! Will be interested in your views when the gas giants get into viewing positions!



#59 Tyson M

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 01:25 PM

Excellent observing report and a great looking scope.  waytogo.gif

I can't wait to take this to a dark site still.

 

Looks like you made a great choice, and a good deal also! Will be interested in your views when the gas giants get into viewing positions!

Yes, I plan to finally get really good views of planets again. Hopefully some interesting views of the outer gas giants as well, like Uranus and Neptune. 



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Posted 07 May 2019 - 09:24 AM

drool5.gif  nice scope!



#61 Tyson M

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 11:14 AM

My first dark site visit with the 250S Mewlon will be tonight.

 

I will try to stay up until 3am for the planets, because the seeing will transition from average to good and Jupiter and Saturn should barely be high enough to be conducive to viewing.

 

I will update this thread with my report on a long list of targets I have been brainstorming.

 

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 03:58 PM

I posted my first dark site observing report with this scope in this thread(post #8371): https://www.cloudyni...oin-me/page-335


Edited by Tyson M, 11 May 2019 - 03:58 PM.

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