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    Question Sky Watcher -Star Watcher Star travel 120mm F/5



    Looking to buy this scope soon. It has the manual tripod for control. I am looking for feedback on this scope and tripod combo and how does this scope
    preform especially DSO & messier catalog. If any body has any Info specially the pros and cons of this scope especially the visual performance end.

    Any help greatly appreciated

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    Default Re: Sky Watcher -Star Watcher Star travel 120mm F/5

    Hi Bill,

    The scope itself will be a great OTA for DSO and Messier objects.

    As for the mount, the AZ3 mount works fine and the slo-motion controls are great, but, they do eventually run out of travel, requiring you to "reset" the mount by turning the slo-mo controls back the other way for a bit. This sucks if you have just arrived at your target. Plan ahead by adjusting the travel on the slo-mo controls before getting to your target and you will be ok.

    I have a much older version of this mount on a hefty wood tripod and have observed the majority of the Messier catalog with mine using an 80mm OTA mounted on it. I got along with it just fine as long as I maintained awareness on the slo-mo controls.

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