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#1 Jethro7

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Posted 19 June 2021 - 06:42 PM

Hello Cners,

This compact and Fast Astrograph intrigues me for Night Vision Astronomy and a Grab and Go set up,  I have a ETA in the middle of July.

 

My question. Is anyone out there using this scope for NVA and is there any thing that I need to know about it, such as piece of gear that I should get, or a trick or a tip that I should know? I will be using this scope in a afocal arrangement.

 

 

THANK YOU, HAPPY SKIES AND KEEP LOOKING UP Jethro



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Posted 19 June 2021 - 08:31 PM

I am interested in the quality of SharpStar large focusers. There are two reasons, the main price and the second, the FT has problems.
I hope you share a photo of a focuser from different angles and objectively tell your opinion.


Edited by a__l, 19 June 2021 - 08:32 PM.


#3 Jethro7

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Posted 19 June 2021 - 09:21 PM

I am interested in the quality of SharpStar large focusers. There are two reasons, the main price and the second, the FT has problems.
I hope you share a photo of a focuser from different angles and objectively tell your opinion.

Hello a__i,

I fear that I may have pulled the trigger a little fast on this scope. I still have time to contemplate the purchase. It seems that the quality controle with the SharpStar has been a problem, at least in the past. I will see if anyone else has anything to add to this. Some love theirs others have sold them and moved on.  

 

HAPPY SKIES AND KEEP LOOKING UP Jethro



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Posted 19 June 2021 - 10:23 PM

Jethro, 

 

Did you see this thread from a few days ago?

 

https://www.cloudyni...130-f28-for-nv/

 

Look at Post #7 by maxmir



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Posted 20 June 2021 - 12:14 AM

Jethro, 

 

Did you see this thread from a few days ago?

 

https://www.cloudyni...130-f28-for-nv/

 

Look at Post #7 by maxmir

Hello Mazerski,

Opps... I missed that one thanks. So you like your TS Boren. HMM.... I found some other threads on other Forums tonight that do not put the Sharpstars in a good light being delivered with stripped screws, loose floppy mirrors, or just not being collimatable. Some really like theirs and have had no issues. I should have dug a little deeper on the research before pulling the trigger. Maybe I just need to stick to my original game plan and go with a large aperture refractor and a focal reducer, they are my preferred  genre of scope any how. I just wished that choosing scopes were as easy as choosing mounts. 

 

HAPPY SKIES AND KEEP LOOKING UP Jethro


Edited by Jethro7, 20 June 2021 - 12:16 AM.



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