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Victor Boesen

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  1. Back to your original question. I was originally skeptic about the small refractor when I purchased it but I was surprised. I really think you should try one yourself to observe the difference between you current telescope and a refractor. It's not like the view is day and night different but you notice that the stars don't have diffraction spikes but airy disks instead and the star fields look a little cleaner. A refractor is often also more stable on planets because of the smaller aperture and therefore you are looking through less atmosphere. Some, including myself, find this very comfortable and relaxing compared to a more wobbly view through a dobsonian with larger aperture. With that said, the patient guy at a star party with a large dob will most likely always go to bed having seen more detail on planets than the ones with a small frac but that moment of crisp details perhaps only lasts a couple of seconds.
  2. I would be paranoid to even touch the dew-shield not to place a mark on that lens! I really hope you don't lick it
  3. I have both a 10" dob and a small Evostar 72 refractor. They compliment each other nicely but I really love the small refractor for its portability. My refractor NEVER beats the dob especially on deep sky but I would rather have a quick grab and go setup available that doesn't show just as much but still plenty since you will quickly realize due to weather and life in general that you don't always have as much time to enjoy the hobby as you'd like. EDIT: Also, you can never pack a dob of decent size to fit in an airplane whereas a small frac can be easy to store to satisfy the astronomy itch while on vacation;)
  4. Things get pricey fast in this hobby!! I think I played it smart and purchased some good quality eyepieces early on and stuck with them(The explorer scientific 82 degree series). This way I don't need to think about upgrading for a good while, only adding to the collection I hope you've had some opportunities to use your new scope and eyepieces! Always good to see people on here happy with their stuff;)
  5. The FOV of the camera and scope at prime focus should be small enough so you don't need an eyepiece or barlow. Also, I don't even know if you can reach focus through an eyepiece with a ZWO camera? Short answer: Yes:)
  6. Thank you very much Pete! I look very much forward to it as well. Let's cross our fingers there won't be another sandstorm
  7. Well FLO have done a good job once again;) Mount is perfect. You can definitely use the eyepiece for visual observing since it'll allow for a wide field of view despite the telescope's focal length, but for imaging you shouldn't use it.
  8. Hi Matt You'll need quite a solid mount shooting at that focal which will probably be the hardest part. Because of the focal length you'll also be limited to smaller DSOs like planetary nebula and star clusters but they often look good at these focal lengths if done correctly;) Lastly, you will not need an eyepiece. I highly suggest shooting at prime focus when doing astrophotography.
  9. Thanks Chris! I am surprised how much I enjoy my small frac despite having a 10 inch dob as well. There's just something about these small scopes and the view they give!
  10. Thanks a lot! I'm excited to see Mars in a couple of months when it grows in size. After all the last opposition wasn't really as big of an event as we had hoped for because of the sandstorm. This year it's also going to be a lot higher on the horizon.
  11. Very correct! Wouldn't mind purchasing one second hand if I see one appear here in Denmark.
  12. I've wanted an H-alpha solar scope since I first looked through a PST in 2016 for the Mercury solar transit but held back because of minimal solar activity and price of course. This scope looks very good and would probably fit my needs very well. Perhaps I'll grab it in a couple of years when solar activity is higher again That will also give me some time to save up:)
  13. 60mm might be pushing the limits but you could try to do some straight through observing without a diagonal. Certainly worth a go;)
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