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  1. I secure a chemical hand warmer to the side of the telrad with an elastic band. Works great. Have been doing this for about 3 years now. Eric
  2. i was hoping you could give me information on a jason constellation 280   

    1. beatlejuice


      Hi renee,  I don't get here very often, sorry I missed your question.  The diagonal it comes with takes .965 eyepieces but I got what is called a hybrid diagonal that allows use of 1.25 eyepieces which I found improved the views considerably over the .965 eyepieces.


  3. A new version will almost certainly be released within the next 12 months. When that happens it is usually half price for the first month. Thats when I might go from plus to pro. Eric
  4. RA clutch tight? N/S switch on N? Bolt that attaches motor sleeve to RA stem tight against the flat part of the stem? Wire that plugs into back of controller all the way in? Thats all I got for now. Eric
  5. A comfortable adjustable height observing chair like the Starbound that I have in addition to some form of tracking in RA and I am in observing heaven. Eric
  6. They may not be dead center but all of your 1.25 accessories will be pointing in exactly the same direction with no slop. This is great for using 1.25 collimation tools in a 2" focuser. I am quite pleased with mine in my moonlite although it is really a tight fit in the focuser tube. I now find that I have gotten used to the tight fit and inserting and removing the parallizer seems a lot easier now then when I first got it. Another advantage if you have 2" filters the parallizer has the depth so that you can use 1.25" eyepieces without worrying about the barrel of the eyepiece hitting the filter. I don't think you are being to picky, I find it to be a great accessory. Eric
  7. I got a 2.37" tube length but that was because I needed that travel for binoviewers. It is best to measure the distance from the tube to the shoulder of your current focuser for each eyepiece at focus to really know the length that you want. Eric
  8. The Moonlites are as low profile as you want them to be. They come with spacers that allow for different configurations. I found the website to be confusing the first time but everything is there somewhere. It was a simple drop in replacement for my XT10 and well worth the investment. Call Ron at Moonlite for exact info. (oops just realized that might be expensive from where you are) Eric
  9. The focal length of the Orion is about 1200mm compared to the 900mm of the 120. So the max FOV of the Orion would be less than the 120. An ED80 might be your best choice for large FOV's Eric
  10. I'm thinking that the 6.7mm ES would give you a nice wide 70x with a little more comfortable eyerelief than orthos or plossls. Doubling up to 140x on sunspots when the seeing allows. You may also find that you like it on the moon with that scope as well. Eric
  11. SkySafari Plus will give you all you need and a lot less expensive than pro. Eric
  12. Finally got the California Nebula this year. Many attempts in the past but this time I had a dark sky and an H-Beta filter. Eric
  13. Your welcome. I also like the ability to flip the view to match my eyepiece view with this menu. Eric
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