1. Yep, I still have that scope. Purchased for my boys couple of years ago. They weren't much interested in being outside with me. Xbox, cell phones, and Netflix captivate their interests. (Girls too)
I ended up taking a shine to the scope. Kept it for myself. Tried to sell it, but I thought, "Keep this a grab n go." So, over time, I purchased a 2 speed GSO focuser, an ES 102 cradle ring set, and flocked the scope.
Use it primarily as my wide view. Drop an ES 28 68° in the focuser, and I'm off and runnin'. Works well as a grab n go scope.
Use it on an ES Twilight I or paired w/ my 200mm newt on the ES Twilight II.
CA? Yep, it's got some. A Baader yellow cuts down the violet. But for wide field viewing purposes, it works for me.
2. Nope. Still have it.
I'll have to see if I can post a pic of the setup that I'd used last night.
Give me something to do.
Get my mind of off my 2 boys wrestling upstairs.
One of them is going to get hurt.
Oh, here we go...Get my umpire's cap. Break this one up!