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    Default Orion 150mm Orion Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope Optical Tube any good?



    im looking at a cassegrain scope and was wondering what yall thought of this scope
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    I have it's little brother, the 127, which is a nice scope; very well built. I wouldn't expect a spectacular increase in seeing ability over what you have, though. What mount were you expecting to use?
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    id like to get something like this
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    I have its "big brother": Orion 180mm Mak-Cass.
    I love it; well built and working well. The only issue I have had has been the finder scope which initially refused to co-align. But a bit of adjustment, and it's all set now.

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    I have Orion's little Apex90mm Mak and it's a solid and very nicely constructed scope. I'd like to think that's typical of the line.
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    I have a couple of the little Apex 90mm Mak-Cass and like them a lot. They are rugged and versatile. I don't think the little ones are especially good for DSO's, but a larger one might be. I like the ability to move them back and forth between mounts, and how solid they are for traveling.
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