A friend an club member just took delivery of this brand new OTA. He had no base for it so I asked if I could live with it for a bit and test it in DPAC. He readily agreed.
I have to say I'm impressed with it as a package. It's well put together with a light weigh tube that's reinforced on the ends, with a good focuser, nice 8x50 RA finder, easy to adjust primary and secondary holders (and they seem to keep their adjustments too.) and the primary holder has a nice, center mounted, impingement cooling fan. The focuser center axis was precisely aligned with the center of the tube too. The offset secondary was well centered as well, requiring tweaking of just one adjustment screw to put the laser beam in the middle of the center spot. Similarly, just a modest tweak of one of the push/pull screw sets was needed to put the barlowed shadow of the center spot over the laser aperture.
And then it went into DPAC.
Edited by Jeff B, 24 January 2021 - 06:35 PM.