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Your opinion on 5" Mak selection?

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#26 John Hoare

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Posted 14 June 2004 - 11:32 AM

Thanks Scott. I'll know in the next couple of days when it's due to arrive.



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Posted 14 June 2004 - 04:56 PM

John, check out the "Maks & SCTs as terrestrial scopes" thread down in the Cloudy Days forum. Some interesting views there, if somewhat academic now.

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Posted 14 June 2004 - 09:27 PM

Thanks Peter, I've posted a followup there if you'd like t take a look.

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Posted 14 June 2004 - 10:15 PM

You'll be delighted with the C5 - I've had mine for over 20 years, and the only reason it doesn't get more use is that its drive is 120v....:nonono:

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Posted 14 June 2004 - 11:05 PM

Thanks Rusty, I'm expecting it to be a keeper. This particular one is sold in a spotter configuration with no mount and an erect image diagonal. I already have a GEM, an AltAz and a video camera tripod that it can be mounted on, which is just as well because the only other way the C5 is supplied currently is as the NexStar 5i and I don't want it in a GOTO configuration.

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 12:34 PM

I had a C5 for awhile back in the 80's, it is a good compromise between deep sky and planetary. It was lightweight, and I used it on a heavy duty photo tripod, which worked pretty well. Great portability and good general purpose views.

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 01:53 PM

With a camera it'll also be good for terrestrial scenic shots.

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 07:57 AM

The delivery: not in stock here, not in stock in the UK. It'll probably take a couple of weeks to arrive from Celestron, but hopefully it'll be worth the wait.

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 10:49 AM

Can anyone comment on the Lomo Astele 133.5?

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