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    Default Finally A review Of The New Skywatcher/Evostar ProEd 150mm



    I diffidently will be buying a 6 inch refractor before the end of the year. I have been waiting for a review of this scope for a long time.

    https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/3...s-pro-is-here/
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    Default Re: Finally A review Of The New Skywatcher/Evostar ProEd 150mm

    Don't be diffident about it, but definitely be bold and confident as is fitting for such a nice scope.
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    Default Re: Finally A review Of The New Skywatcher/Evostar ProEd 150mm

    It should be a good refractor, there are is a good selection of 150mm ED refractors available now at a good price point.
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    Default Re: Finally A review Of The New Skywatcher/Evostar ProEd 150mm

    Enjoy the new scope once you pull the trigger...
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    Default Re: Finally A review Of The New Skywatcher/Evostar ProEd 150mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Russell.Kinder View Post
    Don't be diffident about it, but definitely be bold and confident as is fitting for such a nice scope.
    Gosh darned auto spell correct!
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    Default Re: Finally A review Of The New Skywatcher/Evostar ProEd 150mm

    Nice scope! What mount will you be using?
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    Default Re: Finally A review Of The New Skywatcher/Evostar ProEd 150mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Voyageur View Post
    Nice scope! What mount will you be using?
    I would use the Skytee II, with an extension.

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    Default Re: Finally A review Of The New Skywatcher/Evostar ProEd 150mm

    Quote Originally Posted by refractordude View Post
    I would use the Skytee II, with an extension.
    Where do you get the extension? I want one.

    As for the review, star test issue concerns me. John thinks it could be result from rough handling during the shipping. Even if this is the case it means that the scope does not hold collimation well. Since there were independent reports on issues with the cell assembly/collimation if you decide to go with this scope be prepared to handle it. Perhaps buy it from a local store or a reputable online dealer who could service it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    Where do you get the extension? I want one.

    As for the review, star test issue concerns me. John thinks it could be result from rough handling during the shipping. Even if this is the case it means that the scope does not hold collimation well. Since there were independent reports on issues with the cell assembly/collimation if you decide to go with this scope be prepared to handle it. Perhaps buy it from a local store or a reputable online dealer who could service it.
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    Default Re: Finally A review Of The New Skywatcher/Evostar ProEd 150mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    Where do you get the extension? I want one.

    As for the review, star test issue concerns me. John thinks it could be result from rough handling during the shipping. Even if this is the case it means that the scope does not hold collimation well. Since there were independent reports on issues with the cell assembly/collimation if you decide to go with this scope be prepared to handle it. Perhaps buy it from a local store or a reputable online dealer who could service it.
    A lens cell that can't be collimated is something I'd worry about.
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