I recently bought an ED 102 triplet APO for a star party in a few days (second hand), and it requires collimation.
I am on the fence. Do I meddle with it (i have PLENTY of experience collimating an R/C scope which has much more complexity) or have it collimated under warranty? I would hate to waste the chance to use a widefield refractor at a dark site (BFSP) Looks simple enough with the adjustment screws on the front of the scope.
First light: https://i.imgur.com/pbrshp9.jpg
(see bottom left especially)
I also bought the field flattener for this scope and all the proper adapters.
The Sharpcap screen captures are with the focal reducer/field flattener made my explore scientific, and the M13 image is with an astrotech field flattener.