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StellaMira 80mm ED f/10 Refractor with Crayford Focuser


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I'm biased, having had one of these (the original with R&P focuser) since June... I personally wouldn't buy one of these at all... instead, I'd buy two if I could (one of each)🤣 Super sha

Exhibit B 😁 Berlebach tripod, Manfrotto 405 geared head with alt-az mod. Easy to carry outside with one hand.  

Sigh of relief 👍

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£120.00 cheaper for a Crayford focuser rather than the original R&P focuser. Bigger difference than I would have expected. 

Still if the rest of the scope is the same will be a great scope. 👍🏻

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Oh blimey 'want syndrome' is setting in again! Very keenly priced for the spec and premium build quality. 

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Lovely looking scope,but speaking personally, I'd far rather have a good rack and pinion focuser than a good crayford  - they just don't slip under heavy load when properly adjusted.

I'd keep the R&P and put the savings towards another Morpheus eyepiece..from FLO of course!😁

Dave

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On 12/01/2021 at 18:46, johninderby said:

Ah ha.......no finder shoe. 🙀

Oh yeah! that's not so good then. EDIT: just realised the R&P version also doesn't have a finder shoe. 

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I'm biased, having had one of these (the original with R&P focuser) since June...

I personally wouldn't buy one of these at all... instead, I'd buy two if I could (one of each)🤣

Super sharp, contrasty, vivid views of the moon, planets and double stars. Superbly built, look stunning and will make you smile every time you use it 👍

Exhibit A... I rest my case 😀

 

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2 hours ago, HollyHound said:

I'm biased, having had one of these (the original with R&P focuser) since June...

I personally wouldn't buy one of these at all... instead, I'd buy two if I could (one of each)🤣

Super sharp, contrasty, vivid views of the moon, planets and double stars. Superbly built, look stunning and will make you smile every time you use it 👍

Exhibit A... I rest my case 😀

 

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This combo looks utterly perfect! so just for future reference is that a mount zero and report 312? 

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53 minutes ago, Lockie said:

This combo looks utterly perfect! so just for future reference is that a mount zero and report 312? 

Thanks... Yes, it’s a ScopeTech Zero Mount on Berlebach Report 372 (astronomy variant of 312) with a 3/8” adaptor.

It’s my grab and go mount, but the one I use the most... I also use it with the Mak 127 or C5. With either of these onboard it can be carried out one handed 👍

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Also bear in mind, these are really well built (although quite heavy), have high quality CNC machined tube rings and a decent aluminium carry case (I’ve added my own foam insert to mine).

 

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2 hours ago, Nigella Bryant said:

I have to many telescope's already, lol 😭😭😭

Really 🤨?
So roughly how many is too many?

I think when you cannot find room, too many start to kick in....

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3 minutes ago, Alan White said:

Really 🤨?
So roughly how many is too many?

I think when you cannot find room, too many start to kick in....

That's not    "too many telescopes"

It's ..............  "not enough dry sheds"     

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1 minute ago, fifeskies said:

That's not    "too many telescopes"

It's ..............  "not enough dry sheds"     

Indeed, I had missed that train of thought,

So when is too many shed applicable then?

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1 minute ago, Alan White said:

Indeed, I had missed that train of thought,

So when is too many shed applicable then?

That's not    "too many sheds"

it's ................  "too small a garden"

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1 hour ago, fifeskies said:

That's not    "too many sheds"

it's ................  "too small a garden"

According to planning permission you're only supposed to use up 50% of your garden space with outbuildings, lol. I could possibly get another observatory on mine but my partner wants a summer house so I'll have to make do with one dome and a ROR, lol. I guess it's telescope's x observatories X how much you value your relationship, lol. 

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16 minutes ago, Nigella Bryant said:

According to planning permission you're only supposed to use up 50% of your garden space with outbuildings, lol. I could possibly get another observatory on mine but my partner wants a summer house so I'll have to make do with one dome and a ROR, lol. I guess it's telescope's x observatories X how much you value your relationship, lol. 

Hmmm, if that's correct in Green Belt, then I have scope 🤣 for many more sheds and scopes

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