Glad to see you're liking your Burgess Scopes. I've had my 1026 out for about 20 hours since I got it last January 29. I haven't yet tried to determine if it's 70mm or 90mm. It's given me nice views of M42 (the Trapezium area looked kind of like a dark Gerogia O'Keefe watercolor at 100X), M45, M44, and M41. Saturn has a nice almost 3-D look to it maybe because of the hint of the shadow on the rings. When Jupiter is high up (around 45 deg or higher), it shows 6 bands (including one on one of the poles). Last Saturday was "Moon Night" in which I spend 1.5 of my 2 hour session just looking at the moon and learning some of the features in it.
So far, I've been using the 1026 "as is" with the restricting stop still in. I'm going to take a little poll on Burgess Refractors to see how those owners who took out their baffles like them. I may use that to guide my decision when I measure the working diameter of the lens with stop.
Have a great night.
Mark Vincent Costello III in
Matthews, NC, USA
"I hear you're mechanically inclined. Did you ever do anything with perpetual motion?"
"Yeah, I nearly had it a couple of times."