It’s been a minute since I’ve brought this out. Don’t let anyone fool you. When they say quick cool down in a 120mm refractor, they don’t mean right away. Took a good 20 minutes to get a nice view finally. Also noticed a couple of my higher power eyepieces could use a good cleaning.
Staying off the eyepiece forum lately lately though has made me appreciate what I have in eyepieces. Although I still don’t like the AT 3.2mm in my 120, I think that and the 11 will be the only ones replaced down the road. I’ve got a 9mm 100 degree coming my way shortly so the 11 won’t see much time in focuser after that.
The performance over over the past couple months have really stood up to everything I wanted. It’s quick to bring out and set up, even quicker using the Orion Padded Case, it works great with the doubles and clusters in my Bortles 9 Detroit light dome. Planets, when conditions are right, look as they should. Even with Luna I’m doing so much more observing on that just because I enjoy the power the scope can use against it. And mounting requirements can be had with proper balancing without needing 1000 dollar mounts for visual observing.
On mine I more or less use the ES 82° line, with the supplement of the maxvision 40mm 68°. The 4.7mm looks great, and since i dont really have a love for doubles, gives me about as small of an exit pupil as i am comfortable with. I also prefer to use mine on a manual alt/az mount, which i am in the process of upgrading.