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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 z
  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 a
  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 ca
  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-2
  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
  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
  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 m
  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 b
  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 al
  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
  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
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