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  1. Thank you guys, come to think of it, my father would probably prefer to use his phone over ZWO camera anyway and I am sure he'll be amazed by the NexYZ since it will be very superior to the cheap eBay adapter that he was using. He even tells me that it sometimes takes him two hours (or more) to get the moon in the view properly and get some good videos out of that. I don't know how he has that amount of patience but he is an absolute fanatic and the craters of the moons look like flying pigs to him I guess Hopefully, this NexYZ will make everything way easier for him and that he'll love the zoom eyepiece as well which I am sure he'll love since he loved the cheap Celestron zoom eyepiece a lot. Thanks again guys!
  2. Wow that Quickmap thing is awesome, I'll definitely share that with my father and I am sure he'll love that. I'll first blow his mind with this one then I'll share the 3D one, omg I can't wait to see his reaction Thanks a lot Ruud!
  3. Btw, I've asked the same question to the First Light Optics customer representative SteveG and he unfortunately told me this: :(((
  4. It would be cool to know more about this if anybody else knows, I can buy the M43-T easily since it's cheap but if it's not going to work without the "M42 spacers/extension tubes" then I'd need to know about that. Also can you please send me a link of this "M42 spacers/extension tubes" you talk about please, and if that's cheap too, then I may as well buy that one as well, that is if both of these things will actually work with the Baader Hyperion Zoom Eyepiece and the ZWO ASI120 Camera. I am sure my father would have an amazing time going back and forth with recording with the ZWO camera and then recording with his phone via the Celestron NexYZ as well. I mean I spent a lot on that Camera and it would be cool to get some sort of use out of it. Btw, my father will receive this 1.5x/2x Barlow next month and also he has the "Baader Morpheus 17.5mm Eyepiece" as well, which I assumed he would love but he said what he really wants is a zoom eyepiece, like the Celestron 93230 8 to 24mm 1.25 Zoom Eyepiece that I bought him before but that one apparently after a few months of use has some sort of fog inside which my father says it makes the views bad so I did some research on a quality zoom eyepiece and ordered the Baader Hyperion Zoom eyepiece recently which I am hoping he'll love.
  5. I have bought him the "ZWO ASI120 MC Camera" (as that one was the only decent budget option) but he couldn't make it work with his eyepieces as I mentioned in the post that I linked in my original comment but I guess it's not supposed to work with an eyepiece and that he'd just need to use it without an eyepiece which I told him about but I am not sure if he tried that yet. Though I am not sure how good that would look without zooming to the moon's craters which my father really loves to do. He wants to be deep inside in those craters. Btw, if by astronomy camera you mean like regular cameras then I wouldn't want to consider that option since I'd assume that would be really expensive.
  6. Hello all! I've got the "Sky-Watcher Skymax-127 Maksutov" telescope and the "TS-Optics Altazimuth Mount GSAZ" mount for my moon fanatic father, thanks to the help I've got from the people of this forum on this post that I've created: With the 25mm eyepiece which came with the OTA and the help of the "Gosky Universal Cell Phone Adapter Mount" that he has, my father is able to take pictures and videos of the moon, such as this one (and he does this basically every day): https://youtu.be/8Px3uugWnRk For the eyepiece, I've recently ordered the Baader Hyperion Zoom Eyepiece 8mm-24mm. The problem with this eyepiece is that it's really wide. Apparently, 55mm wide according to First Light Optics Specs which will be too big for the Gosky Universal Phone Adapter. My father has an Android smartphone and he is only interested in recording the moon and I was wondering if you guys have any good phone adapter suggestions for me? I was thinking of ordering the: Celestron NexYZ 3-Axis Universal Smartphone Adapter: https://www.amazon.com/Celestron-3-Axis-Universal-Smartphone-Adapter/dp/B07D7V3B8M or the Snapzoom Universal Digiscoping Adapter: https://www.amazon.com/Snapzoom-Digiscoping-Smartphones-Microscopes-Telescopes/dp/B0169DL1F4 I am not sure which one of these would be a better fit or if there are even better options out there that are around the same price range. I've also read very bad reviews about these two adapters on multiple different sites and I don't want my father to suffer dealing with a bad phone adapter so I am trying to find the best fit for him. I guess I should also consider the 12-15mm eye-relief of the zoom eyepiece in which case I am not sure which adapter would be the best fit. What do you guys think?
  7. I see, thank you so much for letting me know about this Cosmic Geoff, I guess any other upgrades won't be necessary for my father's mak as well. other than I guess maybe buying different eyepieces like the ES 25mm eyepiece or a 10mm eyepiece later on.
  8. I was thinking of buying this 1.5x to 2x Barlow for my father to use the 1.5x portion of that Barlow with his 17.5mm eyepiece to test out near 12mm eyepiece views: https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p53_TS-Optics-Optics-TSB21-1-5x-and-2x-achromatic-Barlow-Lens---1-25-inch---fully-multicoated.html I am not sure if the 1.5x Barlow portion of it will work with the 17.5mm eyepiece. In the description of it, it says this: Also, I was thinking of buying this diagonal to replace the one that came with the OTA or our "Celestron 90° Star Diagonal (1.25")" that we had: https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p604_T2-diagonal-prism-90----T2---1-25--connection-on-both-sides.html And for the final piece of the puzzle, I was thinking of buying this helical focuser: https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/language/en/info/p1751_Baader-Focusing-Eyepiece-Holder-and-Adapter-from-T2-to-1-25-.html Then hopefully I'll be done with the additional equipments xD What do you guys think?
  9. UPDATE: On the other forum, the user Freezout suggested me this website which didn't require me to install and learn a software to see the view of the moon with a specific telescope and eyepiece: https://astronomy.tools/calculators/field_of_view/ And wow was this site amazing, put everything to better perspective for me. After seeing the views on this site, I think just buying the 17.5mm will be enough for him, especially considering the view he gets on his cheap 25mm 40-degree eyepiece on 60x zoom right now. He will have a way easier time finding the moon with the 17.5mm and I am sure he'll be amazed at the view he'll get. I don't think that he would enjoy the view that ES 25mm offers after seeing the view myself on that website. I think he'd find that moon is too far away with that 25mm but maybe in the future, after playing around with 17.5mm, I'll send him the view of the moon from that site with 25mm and see if he'd like to have that eyepiece as well. The view that ES 14mm offered was really close to the one 17.5mm offered and considering the quality of 17.5mm and sine the 14mm one was £137 vs 17.5mm £149, I thought the price difference wasn't much so I went with the 17.5mm one. Also I was afraid that on 14mm with the more zoom (due to the atmosphere of earth/moon, light pollution in Istanbul etc.) he might get more blurry/less sharp views so 17.5mm will probably work perfectly for him. We'll see in about 1-2 weeks I guess, I'll update you guys how he found the 17.5mm once he gets it. With paper works it might take 2 weeks, I'll edit this post with a tracking number later on. Edit: The tracking link: http://www.dhl.com/cgi-bin/tracking.pl?AWB=2012062216 Thank you all for your suggestions!
  10. He does both. He uses his eyes as well as his adaptor which is this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gosky-Universal-Cell-Phone-Adapter-Mount-Compatible-with-Binocular-Monocular/282393559051 Not sure if this would fit to the ES 24mm. If it doesn't fit then I could look into other adaptor options I guess.
  11. I've decided to buy two different ranged eyepieces and currently I am thinking of buying the 24mm Explore Scientific, as well as the 14mm Explore Scientific. I'll make my final desition on Monday and if the comments don't change my mind, I'll end up buying these two on Monday. The reason I've (currently) decided to buy 24mm Explore Scientific vs the 17.5mm 76° eyepiece is because both of these eyepieces would give out similar views due to the wide view degree difference and buying both 24mm and 14mm would be better than buying both 17.5mm and 14mm since the 24mm and 14mm would have much more difference between them so my father would end up using both of them. And, the 14mm one has a 15.6mm eye relief which seems quite enough for my father to even potentially use his phone on it. Also, most people seem to be in agreement that the Explore Scientific eyepieces are amazing and my father could always use his 2x Barlow lens on the 24mm eyepiece to experiment with more zooms on the moon as well. In short, I think buying these two eyepieces will serve my father better at the end and since I have the money for it at the moment, I may as well buy two eyepieces for him and let him play with both.
  12. I think my father would enjoy more power with a wider view way better. UPDATE: These are my final thoughts: For my father's 127 Mak, I am thinking about buying one of these two eyepieces: $172 USD: 17.5mm Baader Morpheus 76° Wide-field Eyepieces https://www.firstlightoptics.com/baader-planetarium/baader-morpheus-76-degree-wide-field-eyepieces.html or $190 USD: 24mm Explore Scientific 68° Series Eyepieces https://www.firstlightoptics.com/explore-scientific-eyepieces/explore-scientific-68-degree-series-eyepieces.html which is very similar to 24mm Hyperion but I guess a bit better. As far as I understood, I feel like the 17.5mm would be a better option for my father and this is my reasoning: While the 24mm 68-degree eyepiece gives out near True Field of View: 1.1° the 17.5mm with 76-degree eyepiece gives out True Field of View: 0.9° and that is quite good for the 25mm. HOWEVER, my major consideration on picking the 17.5mm vs 24mm is that while 24mm gives out the 63x zoom, the 17.5 gives out 86x zoom and I believe that would be a different/better experience to have for my father. Especially considering with his 25mm cheap small eyepiece that probably has 40 degree view, he is getting True Field of View: 0.7° but he is still having a lot of fun with that taking pictures and videos of the moon so I assume he'll have even more fun with 0.9 degree view, ESPECIALLY considering he'll now get to see the moon on 86x zoom vs 60x zoom he is currently getting. Also, my father is way more interested to look at moon's creators on more zoom as I mentioned before which is why with his phone he keeps trying to zoom to those creators but can't get good views currently starting from a stable cheap 25mm eyepiece, if he'd get even a wider view 24mm eyepiece now on basically the same zoom power, then I assume he'll have to even zoom more now and zooming on the phone decreases the sharpness of the view vs zooming on telescope (so I assume). If I bought the 24mm 68 degree eyepiece, then he'd get a 63x zoom which wouldn't be much different from the 60x zoom so this is why I was thinking of buying the 17.5mm eyepiece over the 24mm. Would I be wrong in my thinking? Taking videos/pictures of the moon with his smartphone attached to OTA with his adopter is really important for my father so considering this, which of the eyepieces would you recommend the most for my father?
  13. I saw your comment after posting my latest one and your comment changes everything then because my father would want to have an eyepiece where he'd be able to find the moon and take pictures and videos with it using his smart phone's camera. So if the 16m TS-Optics 82 degrees has a tight eye relief that would not allow my father to do that then he won't end up using that eyepiece. Could you safely say that with the 16mm TS-Optics eyepiece, he would not be able to record good videos with it like the video he recorded before on his cheap 25mm eyepiece? I'd assume that his little 25mm eyepiece also has bad eye relief but I wouldn't know. Anyway, I guess then I'll end up buying the 17.5mm eyepiece you suggested: https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p8086_Baader-Morpheus-17-5-mm-76--Wide-Field-Eyepiece---New-Generation.html Even though it's on the expensive side but might as well get the best option while I can. I am assuming my father will have an easy time doing some photography and video recording with this on right?
  14. I'll install and play with Stellarium when I go home but I've done some research on different eyepieces and so far, the eyepiece below seems like the best budget option with an 82-degree wide view on a 16mm eyepiece made by TS: TS-Optics Optics 1,25" Ultra Wide Angle Eyepiece UWAN 16mm - 82° field of view https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/language/en/info/p8989_TS-Optics-Optics-1-25--Ultra-Wide-Angle-Eyepiece-UWAN-4mm---82--field-of-view.html but then there are two other good options on similar specs: Celestron LUMINOS 15mm 1,25" 82° Field Eyepiece https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p6241_Celestron-Luminos-15mm-eyepiece---1-25----82--Field.html Explore Scientific 14mm 1.25" Wide Angle eyepiece - 82° FoV https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p5337_Explore-Scientific-14mm-WA-eyepiece---82----water-proof.html I played with the calculator on this page: https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/skyandtelescope-coms-scope-calculator/ I feel like an 82 degree view field will serve my father the best and with these eyepieces on my father's 127 Mak, the calculator says "The full Moon would easily fit into the field of view" so I assume my father would (hopefully) be able to easily find the moon with his phone being on an adaptor and capture some good visuals. I'll do more research on this today but I will most likely end up ordering one of these today or tomorrow, please let me know if you think I am making a mistake and also which one of these three (or a different one) would you pick yourself? Edit: I didn't read Louis D's review before writing this one.
  15. Thank you for the suggestions Louis D. I guess 17mm would work for him as long as it has a wider angle so that the moon doesn't slip by quickly. I wonder what type of angle his cheap little 25mm eyepiece has, the one that came with his 127 Mac OTA. Because I'd assume that, that little eyepiece has a so much lesser wide view but it's still enough to see the whole moon like this (on 60x zoom): https://imgur.com/nsfGJHI With 17mm, the zoom would be 88x but with the wider view, I'd assume that, that would still be acceptable and that he'd be able to still catch the moon on his phone easily and get even sharper views when he is zooming with his phone, unlike what he sees now: https://youtu.be/8Px3uugWnRk Though I guess with a 17mm, he wouldn't be able to catch the whole full moon inside his view, even with a 70-degree wide angle right? For now, this "TS-Optics Eyepiece Expanse 17 mm Wide Angle" seems like a good option so far: https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p4924_TS-Optics-Eyepiece-Expanse-17-mm-Wide-Angle-1-25-and-2-inch-connection.html And when it comes to Photography, I guess the TS SuperView 32mm you mentioned would be cool and it doesn't seem to be that expensive: https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/language/en/info/p1429_SuperView-32mm-1-25--photography---visual---T2-adaptation.html But I'd rather invest in something good that he can use in both photography and video, kinda like what he is trying to do now with his 25mm as he is telling me that he has taken some good pictures with his basic cheap 25mm which makes me wonder if a 25mm would be better over 17mm. Or maybe something in between? My father right now has the basic 10mm and 25mm eyepieces that came with his OTA and he never uses the 10mm as he says that's too powerful (can't find the moon on the phone) so maybe 17mm is the sweet spot (with a wide angle). I wish he had a 17mm eyepiece that he could try, I mean he has the 8-24 Celestron zoom eyepiece and he could try to see how everything looks around 17mm but I wouldn't know how much this 70-degree wide angle factor would affect his decision since that zoom eyepiece wouldn't have 70-degree wide angle. I've also gotten these suggestions from the user Freezout on the other forum, what do you guys think about these ones:
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