Too much eye relief? Or is one not able to hold one's head in the right place in a stable manner? 32mm plossl's have their own eye placement problems as you will find. 25mm and 20mm plossl's are easy to use. Lots of people add eyeguard extensions. Good idea.
I don't typically use motorised scopes, I just have one, and Its not the one I typically take out, (A Meade ETX-60). So where I found it diffulcult is when I'm manually adjusting the scope, If I move just alittle out of range of this 40mm eyepeice it will black out. It is hard for me to turn the motion controls, and keep head / eyepeice alignment at the same time. It seems if I even touch the scope, it shakes for a few seconds making things even more diffulcult.
One of these days I think I will get a nicer scope that will make things much easier, but have not done so yet. I'm still in the beginning stages of this hobby, and am currently experimenting with lower cost items.
My belief is if I start at this level first, I will have a better understanding going forward in how to wisely spend money on the things I really need. So far my total investment in this hobby is still right around $200, and it has been well worth it.
When beginning a new hobby some people like to start with higher qaulity products right from the start, and I can also understand that view point. I like to start low with a minimal expense, and slowly upgrade. Then when I do make a jump, it lets me appreciate the moves upward, and gives me a beter perspective of where I started from. I enjoy the upgrade / flip process.
Every hobby I have ever taken up has started the same way. (Stereo, Vintage Cars, Bikes, Flyfishing, and now Telescopes). In each hobby I start low, and once I become more knowledgeable they pay for themselves. I then eventually reach a level where I am content with what I wanted to accoumplish.
Within this hobby, I still do not know how far I'm willing to take it. I'm just having fun trying to figure all this stuff out.
Cloudy nights has its own community where everyone here speaks the same language, for a beginner much of the terms used are equilvelent to a foreign language. It took me a while to understand most of the terminology used. I still have to research some of the things I read to figure out what was really said.
Edited by Mbinoc, 13 June 2019 - 05:24 PM.