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frolao

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  1. Hi everyone, I´m very interessed in this topic. But I remain with a very important question: I have a SW80ED and a Baader M56 Click Clock (amazing gear!), will it fit in this 72ED or I would have to buy the M54 one from Baader (or maybe an adapter that seems quite difucult to google about...)? And, about those locking screws that came with the telescope... I refuse to qualify them! Thanks in advance, Filipe
  2. Hello all! After 2 years I made a decision, now a lot of learning hours ahead, wish me luck! Wide field photos wait for me!
  3. Acording to Sky Safari Orion58 I would say its PGC 26572. Rather difficult for me to determine this as I can't freely rotate in the program to match pictures I see around, love yours by the way!
  4. Thanks for your reply nmoushon any help apreciated to focus my "dive" in to this. The all in one camera I was reffering: https://youtu.be/Hy-K2gSZfu0
  5. Hello SG´s! My budget is 2500€ max, insane top 3000€. I plan to buy gear (it´s decided, new stuff) to use my unmodded EOS 700D to start in AF, I´m ready for a deep and long learning curve so no need to rush for a dedicated CCD. But I want to be able to "drive" 2-3 more DSLR´s on the mount from friend/guests. The combo AVX C6 is driving me crazy as I want also to do visual, some binos would be very nice (TS ones look ok for me), if only to see moon, jupiter and saturn, more than enough nature targets are very welcome. So to resume I am stucked to this: - AZ-EQ6, my "natural" choice but budget killer. Don´t know why but the famous NEQ6 implies tunning and kilos (though I´m a quite fit man), and some years old tech. The sturdier tripod and belt gears really seems the way to go. - AVX, seems a really nice performer mount, and good good looking one. - Really small Apo (TS 70Q?), but DSLR lenses will be used also. - Altair Sabre? (if the AVX is the option and for a more portable gear, an easy grab and go one), can use my old newt SW 200/1000 (blue line) but need to improve the old R&P focuser, don´t want to drill, any of you know of a suitable one? - Autoguider camera, yesterday I "found" the all in one camera from Orion and it impressed me! What do you think? - Defork my old ETX 70AT, a really good idea in a dual mount rig, can be used for the guider and a crossair eyepiece. So some suitable clampshells are needed. - Baader Hyperion zoom 8-24mm - Binos Sorry for all those questions and possible options, but I can´t wait no more. All help and sugestions are very welcome. Cheers, Filipe
  6. Hello. I´m from Vila Real, at this point I can only say: check better because Portugal has very nice light saved areas in the interior north. Small towns, several hills above 1000m high, away from sea humidity. Really nice dark skies, I can assure you. I´m finishing my 2 year (!!!) search for a future proof investment in astro gear. I intend to organize sections for small groups and some astrofests, and I also intend to invite you all as soon as possible to visit this region: Trás-os-Monte e Alto Douro. Alqueva area must be very nice also because very little light sources emit there in the night, but not very high from sea level.
  7. I read this very carefully, as I am about to purchase from them, the way this thread ended is quite poetical thow also very scary as not all of us has loads of money available.
  8. Very very nice! Isn't this an APOD level image?
  9. Hi, I'm following with great interest this post, hope to see shared experiences with this mod here. Thanks.
  10. Thanks Peter, forgot to mention the polar wedge, or a short reflector OTA than I think will be possible in winter days...
  11. Hi all, Well, still looking around for my future proof entry investment and, to be honest, I´m enjoying so much "dreaming" within all these sites/stores/reviews/forums that I fear I actually never come to a decision. I´m experiencing a 2nd or even 3rd teenage fever that feeds me with joy, indeed. Sorry to share this (actually I have an LXD55 that I rarely used and planning to do some servicing on it, with an SW 200/1000, but I want also "modern" equipment) In the last months I´ve been from HEQ5 6" f/4 comma corrected for AF to Altair Sabre Alt Azimut witn a refractor and Hershel wedge for Sun observation, and Binos. And... what a travel, what a experience, mainly in Stargazers Lounge, here dear virtual friends, I learned astronomy as I never dreamed Thanks all. And, meanwhile, there's a new model, the Celestron Nexstar Evolution, and in the last 2 weeks I´m trying to find out the load capacity of the 6" one (is the mount the same for the 3 models?). And the place to try my last bet, to me is certainly SGL My idea is simple, with the single new fork mount I can in near future buy a refractor and an Hershel wedge (the reason is that I also like the Sun and I intend to promote some public activities) and be future proof to visual astronomy. I definitely convinced myself I need lo learn the sky, maps, etc before trying AF. Sorry for the long post. Regards, Filipe
  12. Hi, Have you tested more this telescope? I'm really curious. Regards
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