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November 18, 2011 05:18 PM Forum: Takahashi

visual with f/9 mewlon reducer

Posted By william chiu

how does one do visuals with the f/9 mewlon reducer?



November 23, 2011 09:02 AM Forum: Mounts

Re: Any decent mounts for around 1000 dollars

Posted By william chiu

Hi Gary,

The 6in Mak is a high powered scope requiring a nice solid mount to prevent the "dancing stars".
If you must have goto option, Meade's new LX80 and Celestron's tried and true CG5-Goto will fit your budget and weight constraint.
Much less massive than the CI700.

Personally, I like starhopping and the ability of manually fine adjusting my RA-DEC motions. I am using the Orion SVP. Similar to CG5 class. With a handy star chart, it forces me to know the layout of the sky.

If your budget allows, the Orion Sirius, baby version of Atlas, is a more refined GEM.

The Voyager and Porta alt-az mounts are decent grab-n-go.
But will quickly get frustrating nudging both axes to manually track high powered views.

Best would be to test drive a few mounts if you are close to a store or check out star party.

February 7, 2019 10:05 PM Forum: No Holds Barred

Anyone else having problems with the AstroMart website? (Feb '19)

Posted By william chiu

no problems using chrome.
messages and ad editing normal.

February 7, 2019 10:12 PM Forum: Ask rating questions here