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#1 japaoletti

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 05:20 PM

I haven’t been to this sight in about two years. Life and son’s sports got me pretty busy and tired at night. I’m ready to come back. My wife got me the ES Twilight 1 for my birthday for my C6. Can’t wait to try it out. 

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#2 jupiter122

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 05:56 PM

Nice! Enjoy!

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 06:24 PM

I love my Twilight 1.  The C6 is just about max weight limit.  A bit jittery but not unacceptable at all !



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Posted 02 July 2020 - 07:04 PM

Lookin' good :)

#5 japaoletti

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 09:08 PM

Took in a quick viewing with the moon. Let the scope sit outside for about 30 mins which wasn’t enough time coming from the A/C. Anyway am very happy with the mount. So much better than my old eq mount. Was able to go to about 180x near the end. Damping was very quick. Focusing was easy. So nice to be able to sit down and be comfortable. 
can’t wait until the weekend to stay up later and check out Jupiter and Saturn. So far a happy camper. 


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#6 F.Meiresonne

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 02:10 AM

Twilight is a nice mount. But i would not put a long refractor on it due the the momentum , with long scopes it jiggles too much. That why i think a C6 is not a problem and even a better match then a long 3 inch scope..

I sometime use it with my F102 F7 , still quite doable.



#7 SonnyE

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 05:03 AM

Welcome back!

Congrats!

And have fun!

 

I was away for about 14 months.

Working for my Son-In-Law, driving all sorts of crazy hours.

Back to full retirement, and full time imaging. choo-choo.gif



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Posted 03 July 2020 - 08:37 AM

That will be great for the Mars opposition...and more! Congrats.



#9 japaoletti

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 11:28 AM

Thanks all. I’m pretty geeked about getting out there again. I have an older SkyView Deluxe EQ mount that I was using. Scope could get in some crazy positions sometimes. Either standing, crouched over or on my knees. Will be nice to sit on a chair and enjoy the view. 



#10 junomike

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 06:14 PM

Always exciting to return and see things again (for the first time).....Enjoy!




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