Posted By Mark Costello III
I can't get my 8X50 to focus at infinity. I can see the laundry room from my den but can't get it to focus on the heavenlies. I'm still attaching it to my 102F6 OTA for ballast :-).
So far, this hasn't been an issue for me. Currently I have just a 6mm and 40mm Plossl (from Bill). If I want to look at something at 100X (say, Jupiter, M41, etc.), I find it at 15X with the 40mm Plossl, get it in the center of the FOV, and carefully swap eyepieces. About 95% of the time the astro-body is in the FOV of the 6mm.
I think I've read on some of the recent post in Burgess Refractors that Bill is working on this. If so, well and good so long as he doesn't let it slow down the work on the semi-apomizers for the 102F6's :-). If not, well, I'll replace it at some point down the line.
At anyrate, the most important thing to me by far is the OTA itself. So far, I'm having fun with it when I take it out.
Have a good weekend - with lots of stars overhead.