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nightfisher last won the day on April 8 2017

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About nightfisher

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  1. Good to see progress on this build, i have a sneaky feeling the overlap idea of the roof sheets will work just nice
  2. In white light solar i dont think you will see much difference between a 4" apo and the ST120, but the ST should have a slight edge on widefield, I would choose the 127 Maksutov for doubles and Luna
  3. I ended up doing this, having tried so very many scopes, i reached a point where to be honest my interest had waned a bit and found myself with a skymax 127, this has proved to be all i need and nowadays i just dont look at other scopes
  4. Not one of my better ones but a bit out of practise mate
  5. great set of images, the little 102 is a stunning scope for luna
  6. I am going to play devils advocate on this, and say EQ5 is going to be good for visual with 150P-DS and usable for a bit of basic short exposure imaging with motor drive, if the bug really bites Thor can sell the EQ5 for close to original price and upgrade to a nice HEQ5
  7. had the chance to get the scope out last night showing a friend @Thor92 some astro stuff, as i had the 127 skymax set up on the AZ4 i grabbed thre 1000D and took a single frame, not brilliant but to say not done this for a while its passable
  8. The 150p ds is a great scope and you got a good deal your welcome to set it up round mine on EQ5, i will polar align it and you can see how an EQ mount works also see the AZ4, unfortunately i only have one tripod or i could loan you the EQ5
  9. optics are pretty much same on blue and black tubes, focusers might be better on newer black diamond
  10. You need to spend some time studying the Luna surface at variety of mags, that should show what it is capable of
  11. I have my fingers crossed that this scope is at least on par with a towa from the same era
  12. sorry for your loss, but nice to see some banter on here
  13. Great, now you can get this lovely classic working to its potential, was thinking shame you cant get a crawmach focuser for it
  14. It is sounding like best idea to send it to FLo and get it sorted correctly
  15. It will be interesting to hear how this scope genuinely performs, i did hear kinda mixed reviews on this, some say superb some say not as good as its little brother
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