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About Joaquin69

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  1. I own a sw startravel 120 achromat. CA is painful in Bright objects. But nice on DSOs. Its paired with a sw AZ5. Good, stable if you change the stock tripod
  2. If it wasnt for the fuc... moon (forgive me ohh you slaves of the goddess), weather now is even better. But the glare is too much. Next week rain all days. Damm
  3. Imaging?. Thats not my turf indeed. Seems to me an utterly difficult hobby and too expensive. I am only for visual. This is challengin enough for me
  4. The double cluster in perseus, thats really amazing. But not for a mak 127 (narrow fov). I prefer the startravel 120. Those are my two telescopes. Though the open clusters in cassiopea are my favourites. Little jewel boxes. The owl cluster,man, thats nice
  5. I fully intend to brace myself and go out in the cold. See ya fellas
  6. Here in spain. What we call cold. 13 degrees now.You are absolutely right.
  7. Seriously thanks a lot. I guess I wanted to justify myself . Its already cold outside
  8. And if we are thristy plenty of water, wisky would be better but
  9. Seriously, what kind of meanungfull observation can be done when the moon is nearly full?... Sorry if i sound like a nob nob
  10. Hi. Mu setup. Az 5 with sw stainless steel tripod, paired with a sw startravel 120. Yesterday night looking up at the zenith, cygnus. No vibration, smooth. Mind, you need a beberlach adapter to fit i to the tripod (not cheap ). If my experience helps you.
  11. Thank you all for your comment. Ihave a bortle 5 sky and i believe i dont need an optical finder so much. (Weight issues aside) .Finding aligment stars is very easy and my knowledge is good enough. The rigel is very light and useful.
  12. hi.the thing is i own a sw azgti mount paired with a mak 127. It came with a basic red dot finder. Do you think an optical finder would be better ? ?.i have a rigel quickfinder. Should i Use it for aligment stars and turn if off?. Or would i need optical finder to find objects further on?. I might add that accuracy seems to very good with the unit i got. My concern of course is the maks narrow fov Joaquin
  13. I am no handyman at all, and the idea of ruining the mount kills me. Besides i was fortunate to get a good unit, very accurate and reliable with gotos (others had less luck). Better off not pushing my luck. Thanks and sorry for my belated answer
  14. Sorry. No, no success at all. Tried with a scredriver but it wont give. Thank you very much anyhow
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