This night, after some rain, the weather improved and finally the Telementor II had its first light from my balcony. As i do not have yet a 1.25 inch diagonal, i used a cheap 45* amici prism (that came with another telescope), the ES 2468 and the Baader Zoom.
I must say that I was not expecting what I saw: despite the cheap prism, Saturn was well defined against a dark blue sky. I pushed the scope to 100x and Saturn was still a clear gold disc with a sharp ring. (at this point i remember what Thomas and Terra wrote about the scope begging for more magnification as there would not be tomorrow )
The second target of the session was Altair which was surprisingly crisp. I moved to Deneb and the star field around it was very nice. I closed this short observation with Albireo and ohhh..... it was amazing, the double star clearly splitted at 35x showing clearly its distinctive colors with a dark bridge between the components. In summary much better than expected for such a small aperture.
Mechanically, The Telementor is solid, and, despite the position of the movement bars and the focuser, it was an interesting experience to use it, there is something special with this scope.... Of course i can be biased by the initial enthusiasm, but i can not deny the optical quality of the views in comparison with other telescopes with more aperture.
A final picture of the Telementor with his rich field friend :-)
Thanks for reading and clear skies to all!
Edited by Corcaroli78, 21 August 2019 - 08:15 AM.