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joe aguiar

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  1. 10" is a really nice size for dso (deep sky objects) but its heavier and more bulky will it be fron iside your place to the backyard only? if so then sure get the 10" take the base first then the tube. if u have to carry it to a pary etc then 8" will be max or too much depending how far Joejaguar
  2. you can put motors on a dob BUT I think its very expensive like $500 to $600 cdn to me that's way too much as that's as much as the whole scope. I look at it like an extra or accessory should verey be that much as the main product, it should be like 10%. That's the good news about putting those simple ra drive to a eq1 eq2 or a eq3 its like $50 The difference tho of the 2 will be huge. The 8" will collect a lot more light and if u want to look at the deep sky stuff that's where u need to be to start 8" and up. The dob has no manual controls and high power viewing I find is not the greastest, as pushing and pulling the tube is very easy to over shoot in the ep if you are at highter powers. This too me is really a hard question tho, If you were to just want to get the eq 130 on eq2 I would say that's a good start, but it just cant compete against a 8" scope, so even tho I said dob has some issues I may get that . Just in case u didn't know they sell a 8" f/5 reflector on a eq5 mount its kinda midway and has all the features u need BUT will be heavier. So I am not sure what your limit is If that's too much they sell the 6"f/5 version too on cg4 mount joejaguar
  3. if u do you only have to use the slow motion control on one axis so its worth doing, your polar alignment doesn't have to be perfect. if u have the polar scope just put Polaris dead center of the cross hairs. if u have a eq2 type with no polar scope just point the shaft to Polaris and again its close enough u will manilly use 1 control and the other just a bit only. joejaguar
  4. heres my thoughts I think I rather go with the 90mm refractor, im assuming its f/10? if so colour correction will be good and images will be also good with no central mirror. The 130 sw heritage if not collimated wont get the best views. lately I read most new people just love to touch the collimation of a scope. I think it best un touched. The reflector will give you bit brighter views BUT it wont be huge as its only a 5.1" vs a 3.5". The reflector will lose at least a full inch or bit more compared to a refrector anyway. so really its a 3.5 vs a 4" which wont be that much more light grasp. The reflector mini dob also has some issue ( I did a video on my you tube channel) here is where I think it fals short abit -SW mini dob needs a shroud to block stray light and need a dew cap as the 2nd mirror is out in the open. In the winter like now its not dewy BUT in the summer it will be and will 99% dew up in most countrys, of course I cant say 100% cause it depends on the climate you live in. The mini dob also need a small table which adds to the cost of the whole package or stool, and it need to be solid steady or theres no point and it will have too much vibrations. That base is made of pressure board/ some called it chip board or MDF board, and after few years the elements will start to rot it out, its not real ply wood. Also the cost to me is too much for that scope as I say on my vodeo it costs $299 cdn then plus the shourd + dew cap+ stool or table and its a lot more then the eq version. OK so meade has the Polaris 130mm on eq2 its the same ota less its not as compact BUT its on a eq2 mount which I think should cost more as the steel , alumumium gears, slow motion controls and cog wheels is MUCH harder to make and costs more. Ok sure it may take a brand new person a tad more to learn a eq mount but its not as bad as people think. All I did put the mount down ( I cant see Polaris as I only have a south view from balacony) but I kinda know where it is so just put it in that direction and that it use the slow motion controls vs no controls on the mini dob. The tripod version is also the perfect height for really any teen or adult. and this model cost the same is the SW heritage. BUT OK this thread is not really about the meade vs the sw reflectors BUT I was just letting you know about the costs of the mini dob plus the extras u need to buy then compare to something similar. The refractor will never need collimation a HUGE plus for a brand new person, ypou can also use it for daytime views . Sure this is the best scope for that BUT if that's not really your thing and will only do it few times and you have this scope just try it and use it for that.Again everything applies here with the eq mount being being height, having slow motion controls and you can add a clock drive later. It may not be rock solid on a eq2 but u can still see detail very good. Just put the planet in the outer edge let it drift slowly to the center and let it settle down and just look at the image. So bascially I would get the 90mm refractor over the SW heritage BUT altho theres what I call short falls in the heritage its still a good scope BUT it should have been cheaper like $249 cdn not $299 or they should add a shroud and dewcap for the $299 price. Joejaguar
  5. Nether those, they are too big for a eq5 mount for. Visual could be ok but not ap /imaging with eq5 should be 130 reflector or 80mm ed refractor joejaguar
  6. I never use those screes i just remove them joejaguar
  7. Normally it’s easier to do that from A dob to an EQ mount because you just have to add two rings in a vixen bar and that’s it however you’re trying to do it backwards which means you need the round bearings and then you have to mount it on the OTA where is balance perfect and then you have to build yourself a base so I definitely think it’s harder this way did the reverse joejaguar
  8. You can try the sky watcher the Eq5 you could also try to HEQ5 you could try the meade Lxd 85 and yes the AVX will work as well The AVX is Celestron’s version or newer version of the EQ five joejaguar
  9. I have the lxd75 and did a review vs the lxd 70 on video but i haven’t nt put it out yet. I might in next few weeks tho but i did take out the goto motor and Drives and hand control and just made it manual mount with with motors on both axis go to it’s just becoming sometimes more trouble than it’s worth joejaguar
  10. Ya 55came out bit ealier than 75 it could have been the first year the 55 got not great reviews and they beefed up the mounts and produced the 75 which is not rock soild but better and good for visual if u can just get the 75 version joejaguar
  11. Since the se 6 is only 7 lbs and only 12 inches long u could use a cg5 goto or a avx goto mount joejaguar
  12. Yep the lxd75 is kinda heavy duty eq5mount in fact it still has the 2inch thick tripod legs where the lxd55 is kinda like a eq4.5 type mount but uses the thin aluminium legs that eq3 has but also those Schmidt newts are f4 but with the corrector on it behaves like a f5 reflector but it’s bit smaller for portability joejaguar
  13. Sounds like u still need a extender or do u know if they moved main mirror up 2 inches for imaging? If so can you move the mirror back down 2 inches? joejaguar
  14. I would prefer a 8” with 150x power vs 80mm at 150x i don’t live in uk but I guess I can give u my experience the 80 will be maxed out almost where the 8” won’t be also u will see more dimmer detail overal to or if it’s manilly for the sun moon and planets and double stars a 4 to 5 inch top end apo refractor will also be great cristal views joejaguar
  15. Also blowing up the image the light is spread over a larger area so it gets less clear just up the power till this happens then back down about for as large as u can get but still clear joejaguar
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