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  1. Hi john, is necessary a counterweight on the other side of the mount even when you are using a relatively light refractor like the DL? I should need one with a 90 mm? Thanks
  2. Beautiful! Is this mount available in europe? That would be perfect for me.
  3. Very interesting, thank you very much for the informations!
  4. Thank you. It seems very similar to the Vamo Traveler mount. That was one of the possibilities.
  5. Hi, I’m looking for a good alt/az mount for my new 90 mm refractor. I love panning the milky way at low power with my naglers and I no more need a motorized mount. I need just a light and trasportable mount but I cannot find the one good for me. The perfect one would be the stellarvue M2 but it is not available in europe. I checked also the possibility of a video head but I’m not sure it will work. what do you recommend? thank you
  6. Hi all, I have a question: do you think that a 12.5” F/4.5 Newtonian Dobson would be a good compromise between portability/wide field view (my primary goal) and image quality (of course using a good coma corrector)? Or do you think it’s better to go to a slower solution (F5-6 for example) to have a good result? I would like to purchase a 12.5” Dob but I’m not sure which of the above solution is better. I want the best portable and compact instrument possible but also I would like to have a good image quality scope. So which compromise? Thank you 883
  7. Perhaps it would have been simpler to equip the DC/DF with a sliding dewshield...
  8. I’m thinking what’s really new in this scope... Make sense a f8 when you have a f.7.5? A new lens? I just bought a f7.5... http://www.takahashijapan.com/ct-news/news_topics/news_19VII09_fc-100dz.html 883
  9. Hi everybody, in my new search for a good but also not too expensive apo refractor, I found an interesting offer for a Vixen AX103S. There are not many reviews in the web about this refractor so I’m asking to the owners of this apparently nice telescope some opinions and advices. What do you think about it? Optical performance is really that good? And mechanically? Other thoughts? I’m interested only in visual astronomy. Thank you very much in advance 883
  10. I forgot, they are terribly good but also terribly heavy ... I have not been able to keep them for more than two minutes before leaving. This, in addition to the price, is the real problem with these binoculars. I think one will need a mount if wants to complete a real observing session. And this could make the pleasure to own these extraordinary binoculars less attractive... Of course, to understand that I would need much longer time with them! 883
  11. Thanks Rudd, I already read that Allbinos review and they put the WX as the number 1 in the 10x50 group binoculars. Yes, they are unique and exceptional binoculars but terribly expensive, I think about 6000 euros. And there is also a limited version of the same WX for the 100th anniversary of Nikon which I believe costs 8-9000 euros. Actually too much... But the visual rendering seemed exceptional to me. 883
  12. Hi everybody, yesterday I was lucky enough to try the Nikon WX binocular, 10x50 version. In fact, at one of my local star parties, I incredibly found a lucky owner of this precious pair of binoculars and together with 3 friends we asked the owner to let us try it. Obviously, we only had a few minutes each to observe and therefore my judgment is extremely limited. Actually, what shocked me the most, more than visual quality, contrast and sharpness (the seing of the evening wasn’t exceptional) was the monstrous field of view. Really huge and above all the high AFOV has created a unique and extraordinary sensation of immersion. I hope to have still in the future the possibility to observe with this wonderful instrument. I would therefore like to know if anyone is lucky enough to own this super binocular or if, at least, someone has been able to carry out a longer visual session and can therefore share his/her feelings about it. There are not many reviews of this binocular out there and I also read somewhere that WX has already been discontinued by Nikon (not sure about that). Thank you 883
  13. Thank you so much pi_co100, I'm sure it will be great! 883
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