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    Default Celestron Regal M2 100Ed for astronomy?



    Has anyone used Celestron Regal M2 100ED Spooting Scope for the astronomical observations? Is planet Saturn image reasonally sharp at 67 magnification, showing space between rings and the planet along with bands in the rings? Has anyone photographed the Saturn image through this scope? If so can anyone post the image in this forum? I am willing to purchse one and require advice of the users.

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    Default Re: Celestron Regal M2 100Ed for astronomy?

    I have never used a spotting for astronomy but I do feel that the opinion asked in the above thread is a very interesting one and if anyone participating in this forum has any experience with this particular Celestron spotting scope, it would be great if they could provide some insight into how it performs. I just have a feeling that the above mentioned spotting scope is of half decent quality and any observations astronomically with this particular instrument would be greatly appreciated. My first time posting here.
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    Default Re: Celestron Regal M2 100Ed for astronomy?

    Hello all,

    the spotting scopes are in general a great choice as the travel scopes for the visual astronomy and terrestrial observations.
    Besides some exceptions like the modular Swarovski https://www.swarovskioptik.com/natur...65-p5006351-B1 , their use for the astrophotography is basically limited to Moon with a compact camera moiunted behind the eyepiece.

    Visually, you can see the rings of Saturn and at least one band on the Saturn surface, eventually the Cassini division in the rings, and further the both principal bands on the Jupiter, eventually the Great Red Spot and the Jupiter's moons transits.
    On Mars you may eventually fix the pole caps and the large dark albedos, like the Syrtis Major,
    as I have seen it through a 100mm spotting scope during my trips in 2003.
    The term eventually means what you can see when the planet is close to the Earth,
    like the next Mars opposition in 2018.

    The spotting scope I am using now is the Leica APO Televid, http://www.astronomyforum.net/member...o-televid.html

    Best,

    JG
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