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    Default Re: Hello from east Texas.



    Thanks for the welcomes everyone. Glad to be hear.

    I just ordered a few more accessories for the new scope. I ordered an extra counterweight, an a/c adapter, a Universal a-focal camera adapter, and a Celestron night vision red led flashlight. I should be good to go when everything gets here!

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    Default Re: Hello from east Texas.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    Hello and welcome to the forums Justin.
    Did you get the f/6.5 or f/8 version?
    Enjoy it when it arrives
    I got the F6.5 achromat. As far as I know the only way to get F8 is to get the carbon fiber apo. That's the one I really wanted (naturally), but they start at $4k and go up from there. That's going to have to be a future upgrade.

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    Default Re: Hello from east Texas.

    Hi, Justin and welcome to the forum!

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    Default Re: Hello from east Texas.

    Hi and welcome to the forums Justin!

    Congratulations on the new gear, you are in for a treat!
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    Welcome to the forum!
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    Default Re: Hello from east Texas.

    Hello Justin and Welcome. Congrats on the new scope.
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    Default Re: Hello from east Texas.

    Howdy Justin. I'm on the other side of Houston from you, about 46 miles southwest of downtown. Unfortunately, the suburbs are getting closer all the time.

    Congrats on the new scope and mount. Be ready to sit on the ground when viewing things that are above about 75 degrees. I had a ES 127 carbon fiber APO that I used on an AVX I used to own so I know what I'm talking about. I eventually fabricated a 14" tower that raised the mount. Yes, you can extend the legs but that adds some unsteadiness to the mount and I would expect even more with the 152. Even with my CGE PRO which is much taller than the AVX, when using my 152 refractor (see sig) I have to sit on the ground sometimes when viewing something overhead. Not trying to discourage you though, you gotta do what you gotta do.
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    Default Re: Hello from east Texas.

    Welcome to the forum, Justin.

    The AR152 is indeed a monster. That's one with a Moonlite 2.5" focuser in my avatar. I've used mine for a couple of public outreach events on my AVX. It will certainly draw a crowd.

    The 152 is a surprising performer and is much more fun than say a 150mm Newt. I feed mine ES 82o eyepieces with just a touch of gravy.

    Looking forward to your first light and future experiences.

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    Default Re: Hello from east Texas.

    Hi Justin, and welcome to the Forum!
    Congratulations on your new scope.

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    Hi there Justin, Welcome to the forums!
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