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Sky-Watcher Evostar 150ED DOB

Started by klawson, 06/24/2020 09:11PM
Posted 06/24/2020 09:11PM Opening Post
Title says it all. WiFi, GoTo, scope controlled with 12" tablet using SynScan Pro linked with SkySafari 6 Pro. This is fun!

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Scopejunkie


40 year old restored C14 with recirculating cooling w/Skywatcher DOB GOTO Conversion (CPC14)

Synscan DOB mounted Sky-Watcher Evostar 150mm/1200mm ED Refractor

"Rescued" Craig's List Orion 120mm/1000mm Refractor


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Posted 06/24/2020 10:48PM #1
Based on that title I couldnt help myself, I just knew I was going to behold a "contraption" and yep....I was right lol

Nice job Keith!

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Posted 06/25/2020 12:01AM #2
Originally Posted by Greg Shaffer
Based on that title I couldnt help myself, I just knew I was going to behold a "contraption" and yep....I was right lol

Nice job Keith!
Thanks Greg. This mod reminds me of a CPC1100 I once owned. In fact, this is why I made my "CPC" C14. For visual observing, which is what I do most, these "contraptions" are a joy to use. No fuss and easy to fire up and go astro-hunting. I will probably be selling my 10" Coulter Cass because it is now beginning to "collect dust." If I want to observe deep sky objects and perform some moon/planet astrophotography I generally use the C14. If I want to use a "seeing" buster and do some high res lunar/planetary observing, or view open clusters, the refractor usually comes out. As you well know, it's nice to have choices. grin

Still having fun...

Scopejunkie


40 year old restored C14 with recirculating cooling w/Skywatcher DOB GOTO Conversion (CPC14)

Synscan DOB mounted Sky-Watcher Evostar 150mm/1200mm ED Refractor

"Rescued" Craig's List Orion 120mm/1000mm Refractor


USAF Vet




 
Posted 08/02/2020 12:05AM | Edited 08/02/2020 12:09AM #3
What do you think of the 150ED's optics, for visual work?  Is the scope a "keeper"?

Thank you.

W.G.
Posted 08/02/2020 06:28AM | Edited 08/02/2020 06:31AM #4
Originally Posted by William Green
What do you think of the 150ED's optics, for visual work?  Is the scope a "keeper"?

Thank you.

W.G.
This is the best large refractor I have owned. Superb lens. Saturn and Jupiter at 375X on decent nights are a sight to behold. The pics taken through the instrument are not as good as the "crisp" views I'm getting with this scope.

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Scopejunkie


40 year old restored C14 with recirculating cooling w/Skywatcher DOB GOTO Conversion (CPC14)

Synscan DOB mounted Sky-Watcher Evostar 150mm/1200mm ED Refractor

"Rescued" Craig's List Orion 120mm/1000mm Refractor


USAF Vet




 
Posted 08/02/2020 07:27PM #5
Sky-Watcher Evostar 150ED
Svbony SV105 camera (50 bucks)
GSO 2" barlow lens attached to the filter end of an APM prism diagonal
200 frames captured
Seeing 5-7/10
SharpCap 3.2
Registax 6
Paint Shop Pro 2019
Sky-Watcher GoTo DOB mount

A new Svbony SV305 on the way. Hope my photos will get better with the camera upgrade. Having a blast with the 150ED

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Scopejunkie


40 year old restored C14 with recirculating cooling w/Skywatcher DOB GOTO Conversion (CPC14)

Synscan DOB mounted Sky-Watcher Evostar 150mm/1200mm ED Refractor

"Rescued" Craig's List Orion 120mm/1000mm Refractor


USAF Vet