I was carrying my SM 90 III around on it's Unisar- AP tripod when my 10 XW in a bolt case rolled out of the tray and landed on the patio. There was a stress crack in the bolt case and the XW had a small speck of something on a internal lens near the edge of the FOV. The AP tray is nice and thick but has very low sides. I dropped the eyepiece on it's side in the bolt case on a throw rug on a wood floor from 1.5 feet. The speck was gone and knocking it a bit or shaking the eyepiece didn't bring it back! This got to me thinking about my Hyperion Zoom III with 4 specks in the center of a internal lens. I did the same thing and now there's only one speck almost on the field stop that's hard to even see! As with the XW the spots stayed put with some shaking and such. I'm really happy to have the zoom in my lineup! Very nice for HA since I can go low power wise to look for faint proms. David
Edited by dscarpa, 23 September 2019 - 03:44 PM.