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First light with a Skywatcher ED150

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#26 tog

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 05:12 PM

Here's some pics of mine.  I don't know which factory produced it but perhaps there's others out there that look about the same.  

I did change out the D plate for one by ADM to match the CGEM I was using at first, but I have since changed to a SW EQ6R PRO mount and put a dual ADM saddle on it.

Beautiful Scope Crow Haven! Here is mine with the Moonlite focuser. Sorry about the dark pic. 

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 05:18 PM

Losmandy DUP 14 and Parallax rings.

 

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 05:02 PM

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Beautiful Scope Crow Haven! Here is mine with the Moonlite focuser. Sorry about the dark pic. 

Does Moonlite sell an adapter for the 150 now?



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 08:46 PM

Lots of assessment and comment so far about the ED150. The scope I received was very well boxed and looks immaculate. The focusser is smooth and needs no adjustment. Probably undersized, but it rides OK on a  Celestron VX. In fact its much lighter than I thought it would be.  It's always a nervous time when you offer a scope up for first light. Stars at 400x looked text book so I moved over to the moon. The seeing deteriorated slightly during the session but to give an idea I've attached a picture taken with a x2 barlow and imaging source camera. I've imaged this area many times and am very pleased with the detail. I look forward to further sessions. Pleased to say all seems well.

Wow, are you sure that photo wasn't taken by Apollo? What an amazing view! A great scope indeed!




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