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Posts Made By: Larry Holt

September 10, 2021 02:26 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Coma Corrector Crazy $$$ ???

Posted By Larry Holt

I'm relatively new to astronomy and I'm just setting up my first better than beginner setup based around a Sky-Watcher Quattro 200P. 

I understand the F4 speed is achieved at least partially through the more curved primary mirror and that's why they need a special coma corrector to compensate. But OMG...

Why is the Quattro coma corrector at $375 more than half the price of the entire OTA???

October 9, 2021 01:03 PM Forum: Beginning Astronomy?

Equitorial Noob Question - Southern Sky

Posted By Larry Holt

I'm about to take the leap from a very basic budget refractor and tripod to an Eq6-r Pro and a SW 200p Quattro 8" refractor, (I'm just waiting on the eq6 to arrive, so I haven't set it up yet). And for now, I'm just focusing on visual astronomy.

I plan to take the scope to dark sky locations too, but my back yard has a wall of trees to the north and an open view to the south. Herein lies my noob question...

If I have the eq mount polar aligned, is it possible to view objects in the open southern sky? Or am I'm limited to tracking in the 180 degree field of view surrounding Polaris to the North?