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seiko

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  1. For sale Mewlon 210 (as new) perfect condition cosmetically and optically. I purchased this new from Ian King and have used it less than a dozen times. Collimation seems pretty much perfect and views are stunning but as I'm trimming my equipment in an effort to purchase a large refractor this will have to go. Original packaging and paper work present. £1995 Collection only from Ipswich but can meet Colchester or Chelmsford if that helps.
  2. this looks fantastic and from an earlier round of questions asking about a larger refractor for some deep sky I'm looking at getting one of these primarily for my FSQ 130. I've got the dedicated 645 reducer and a 1.6 extender allowing the scope to go from F3.5, F5 to F8 with focal lengths of (455mm, 650, 1040mm). Is this scope suited to the NV above? Also, any chance of some simple pictures of the views that can be derived from a refractor and NV combo? Thanks in advance
  3. You'd definitely see a difference visually between the FC 100 and TSA 120. I could see more detail with the TSA 120 compared with my FSQ 106 with or without an extender. You'd definitely notice the bulk/weight increase in going up to 120mm too from a 100mm. In terms of going up to the 130mm class, well it's a completely different experience weight wise but similar experience visually to the 120. My FSQ 130 weighs a lot (lot) more than my TSA 120 and offers slightly nicer views. Each step up in size simply increases bulk, weight and cool down. For me the TSA 120 represents the goldilocks of the range as although expensive it's so similar to the 102 in size and weight but has a far larger aperture it's a clear choice. As the FC100 is lighter it falls into a separate category and offers a very nice light weight scope.
  4. if portability is your concern then as a new owner of an AZ-EQ6 all I can say it's a big heavy mount by comparison to my earlier 'light' weight mounts. Throw in the weights and its a lump to deal with. Positives, its quiet, stable (even with my C14 HD) and pretty accurate. Note, I'm only using it for visual use so tracking accuracy, loose play etc are of secondary importance to me. If I didn't have the C14 then I'd have also opted for the Az-EQ5 based on the reduce weight. Note, I have heard they are a little noisier than the AZ_EQ6 though but compared with Meade and Celestron still quieter.
  5. Once mounted and balanced the scope and mount work really well. Seeing hasn't been anywhere near good enough yet though.
  6. Thanks, yes I've got tempest fans which I just hope help with the temps.
  7. Revisiting this and the C14 HD won out. Fingers crossed it performs well.
  8. C14 HD is ordered so I'll be purchasing an AZ-EQ 6. Will hopefully find the mount copes ok for purely visual. Shame Celestron don't do an equivalent though as I'm keen to use the star sense kit I have. The skywatcher version is awfully over priced. still, looking forward to the big cat arriving
  9. interesting. I've seen a picture with one on so it might be doable. Still, I really wouldn't be surprised if in reality the vibration of wind, movement and focusing will really hamper.
  10. Well I'm definitely tempted!
  11. I see some people are using a C11 on the smaller AZ-EQ5 and wondered for visual use only would it be possible to mount a C14 on the larger AZ-EQ6? 20kg's plus eyepiece, diagonal, finder etc? Madness?
  12. No worries. I have exactly the same experience when my internal lens has dew. If the lens doesn't get worse and it often doesn't then the haze remains steady and consistent.
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