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    after last night utter distraction, ive come to realise i need more use with my OMNI and that the GT has made me lazy LOL.

    could i find anything with the OMNI - not a chance.

    eventually i managed to get on Saturn and quickly wiped out the 2x barlow for a better look and - CLOUD arghhhhhhhh.

    the handset is frustrating as well as you have to press and hold all 4 buttons to get the scope to track, not much good though when you ve just put the scope out for a squizz lol. the viewing tho is worlds apart compared to the GT.

    so question

    do i perserve with the clock drives or invest in the upgrade kit to full goto on the CG4 (done with the CG3-2 goto upgrade). or just stop looking and get used to the the drives and use the GT as my goto and get a couple of nice 2EP's for the OMNI, i dont go below 8mm ever, i cant see though a 4mm so im thinking

    full goto for the CG4
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    Baader Hyperion Eyepiece 13mm

    then i will have 6mm with my 2x barlow (which is 2" but has adapters for 1.25")
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    Hi Rob,

    I have another suggestion. Keep the Eq3 as it is for AP as you can track and do long exposures with it. The Goto would definitely be useful at some point though. For quick sessions like this with a refractor you can't beat an alt/az mount. Perhaps look for a head that will got on the existing steel legs of the eq3 or get the az4 and sell the as new tripod.
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    I look back on frustrating nights like those as a learning experience!
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    Default Re: last night

    experience is ive become lazy due to the GT being plonk and go, point at star and away you go. also biggest biggest that i should have known better is to remove my contact lens as i cant use them to view due to they rock on my eyes when i blink so i can never get sharp focus.
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    so out of the 2" eps which would people say is the better one, im thinking the Baader, unless anyone has a better option
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    I like to have the option of just tracking and a goto. I will often use a mount with just tracking and have the goto setup for quick look arounds or if someone else wants to take a look.
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    Neither are true 2" EPs, both are 1.25" EPs with a 2" adapter to fit 2" focusers but still have a 1.25" field stop. They will perform similarly to each other apart from the differences of focal length.
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    No idea about the Hyperion but I really like my SWA-70 13mm. Nice views with it and very comfortable to use. The EPs from this series weigh an astonishing amount though but good quality.

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