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#1 DouglasPaul

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 05:09 PM

Anyone familiar with these? If so how do they stack up say against a current Celestron or even Svbony zoom?  Here is one that used to be for sale here for reference  https://www.cloudyni...-made-in-japan/



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Posted 07 May 2021 - 09:33 PM

Anyone familiar with these? If so how do they stack up say against a current Celestron or even Svbony zoom?  Here is one that used to be for sale here for reference  https://www.cloudyni...-made-in-japan/

They all perform well and most are parfocal, my 2 Svbonys are for sure ! I just sold my Orion E Series 7-21mm, it just wasn’t getting the use but it gave great views. I am sure you will have no problems with the one you reference either !


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Posted 07 May 2021 - 09:47 PM

Unless you are a picky observer or think you are, in that case there are several brands that some think perform at higher levels for 3-5x the price but .......... ?


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Posted 07 May 2021 - 11:22 PM

Unless you are a picky observer or think you are, in that case there are several rands that some think perform at higher levels for 3-5x the price but .......... ?

Not really, my most expensive ep's are the dual ed starguiders. I was just thinking about making a trade with someone for a couple of these for something of mine and wanted a opinion from someone that has experience with them.



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Posted 07 May 2021 - 11:32 PM

Not really, my most expensive ep's are the dual ed starguiders. I was just thinking about making a trade with someone for a couple of these for something of mine and wanted a opinion from someone that has experience with them.

My Svbony 10-30 zoom is my go to ep for my PST and 80mm WL solar scopes and at night the views are next to none for a zoom but as with all zooms the FOV’s are relatively narrow compared to stand alone eps ! But don’t let that fool you, every astronomer should have at least one for those quick viewing sessions and as a fun change of pace, a bit of a challenge. I had 6 and I just sold 2, lol !


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Posted 07 May 2021 - 11:44 PM

My Svbony 10-30 zoom is my go to ep for my PST and 80mm WL solar scopes and at night the views are next to none for a zoom but as with all zooms the FOV’s are relatively narrow compared to stand alone eps ! But don’t let that fool you, every astronomer should have at least one for those quick viewing sessions and as a fun change of pace, a bit of a challenge. I had 6 and I just sold 2, lol !

Well, I put the offer out there. We'll see, I always wanted to at least try one (since I've had a telescope), hopefully it works out.


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Posted 08 May 2021 - 06:53 AM

Well, I put the offer out there. We'll see, I always wanted to at least try one (since I've had a telescope), hopefully it works out.

 

Well, I put the offer out there. We'll see, I always wanted to at least try one (since I've had a telescope), hopefully it works out.

I don’t know what you will pay for it but you really can’t go wrong if it is in good working order.



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Posted 08 May 2021 - 07:01 AM

It's a trade, someone posted a wanted add for something I have and was willing to trade two of the zooms for them. Trade was accepted so now I get to try one if the skies ever clear up around here. 


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