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    Default Re: Observing Report for 27 January 2019 - dove droppings from a viscous sky



    Quote Originally Posted by KT4HX View Post
    Yeah, I understand what you're saying Terry. I will say that ever since I got my ED80, I have to admit I really like the clarity and quality of the visual it puts up. I have considered a 6" f/5 newt OTA, like the one at High Point Scientific for $199. A little more favorable focal ratio for visual and more aperture in a still relatively compact package. Plus it has a 2" (single-speed) focuser - for me, a must have.

    https://www.highpointscientific.com/...onian-ota-6f5n

    However, when I get home I am going to access what I already have on hand and see what ideas I can come up with keeping in mind the desire for more aperture as well as portability to get the equipment back and forth via air. Creative packing will definitely be required!
    Thanks for the link Alan!

    An OTA I'd be interested myself, except I already have two 150/750mm Newts, one with a 2" focuser but neither having a Crayford - both of which I've not even unleased on the night skies yet...
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    Default Re: Observing Report for 27 January 2019 - dove droppings from a viscous sky

    Quote Originally Posted by terrynak View Post
    Thanks for the link Alan!

    An OTA I'd be interested myself, except I already have two 150/750mm Newts, one with a 2" focuser but neither having a Crayford - both of which I've not even unleased on the night skies yet...
    You should unleash them! Well the Crayford design, while nice, isn't the be all and end all. If it is a quality metal R&P with smooth movement that is free of slop, then it is just fine. Unfortunately there are far to many plastic and poorly constructed focusers floating around out there.
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