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#1 zombie1210

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 06:04 PM

Since making my return to astronomy after a long hiatus, I find myself with 3 refractors at this moment.  A Sears 4454 80mm, a Meade 390 90mm, and a Celestron XLT 102  102mm. 

 

I think I must be nuts. 

 

But I AM missing a fast short tuber.  That will be next.

 

Just sharing a randon thought on a boring. cloudy day. 


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 07:17 PM

Hopefully you will have an excitement filled night under a star studded sky. waytogo.gif

 

 

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 08:19 AM

It doesn't matter how much money you've spent on your equipment, a free cloudy night will keep you from using it.
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Posted 23 May 2020 - 07:10 PM

Since making my return to astronomy after a long hiatus, I find myself with 3 refractors at this moment.  A Sears 4454 80mm, a Meade 390 90mm, and a Celestron XLT 102  102mm. 

 

I think I must be nuts. 

 

But I AM missing a fast short tuber.  That will be next.

 

Just sharing a randon thought on a boring. cloudy day. 

A fast short tube will be good for widefield views under a dark sky, but if it's an achromat like your other refractors, it will not perform as well as your longer refractors on the Moon, and Planets. Get yourself into a 102 ED doublet like the AT102 and you will have a scope that will do low and high power views very well.

And no your not nuts... collecting refractors can be very addictive.


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