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EAA- Orion Star skeeker telescope opinions

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#1 telco507

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Posted 05 March 2021 - 01:21 AM

Hello Guys,

 

I have been looking for a nice outreach scope for EAA.

 

For the camera I am considering the ZWO 224, but I would like to know

your comments on the Orion Starseeker telescopes?.

 

Maybe the 127 mm Mak could be an option, even with is focal length.

 

Do you think the mount is sturdy enough for this?.

 

 

Best regards,

 

 

Telco507

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#2 alphatripleplus

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Posted 05 March 2021 - 08:57 AM

One of my scopes has similar specs - a Skywatcher f/12.7 102mm Mak. I started EAA with that scope and an ASI224MC, and used aggressive focal reduction to get it below f/6. It wasn't the greatest experience as aberrrations were noticeable with aggressive focal reduction. I would recommend instead starting with a faster scope, either a  short focus small ED refractor, or a SCT which can be reduced to f/6.3 with a single SCT reducer or  faster with stacked reducers. 

 

What specific mount are you looking at?



#3 casati

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Posted 11 March 2021 - 06:32 PM

I'm using the Skywatcher StarDiscovery (identical with Orions StarSeeker IV) and a SVBONY 503 doublet 80/560ED for EAA up to 30 seconds/frame (straight East or West direction). For that kind of weight and focal length the respective mounts are an excellent bang for the buck.

Best,

Peter




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