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    Default 2"EP and RACI first light



    so its all together and set up in the garden ready to rock n roll, there are wispy clouds out but nothing major, so i start by finding a bright star and getting it in the FOV of the 25mm 1.25 then setting up the finder, and why do scopes not come with these as standard, the RACI is so easy and comfortable to use.
    Whilst the moon is low i line up Andromeda and drop in the in the 2"EP everything goes out of focus, which i wasn't really expecting, quick tune and bam there it is the fuzzy with masses and masses of stars !!!! I'm mean masses was almost as if some on had stretched the view and all crisp and clear, towards the edge of the FOV there was Coma but nothing that would distract you and the best bit the adjustable cap which helped move you eye away and still keep the the views.
    The had a view into Cassiopeia as it was nice and high as well as Shedir , the amount of stars picked up were just incredible. When i moved to Mirphak as the locating was much easer with the Raci it shows lots and lots on stellurium and boy it did not disappoint
    by this time the light from the moon was causing issues and starting to wash everything out and when i went to get the 10mm to have a view of the moon it was soaking wet, infact everything was soaking wet and when i changed from 2" to the 1.25" adapted i accidentally breathed on the mirror and that was it viewing over for a few mins whilst it cleared , i did notice it was dust covered and needs clean , not sure how yet but i reckon compressed air in a can should do it.
    the moon raised it head and washed it all out , in the 2" if filled the view and i mean filled , crisp clear and blinding , i deffo need a moon filter, then switched to the 10mm superb made the 70mm the other day look dull.
    so now dew is causing issue with the grass and I'm getting wet feet , note flip flops you were wearing in the house not good, so i pack up and come inside.
    plus points i now have light in the shed and the scope is now in there also, covered over by old safety jackets on a nice wide shelf, so it won't suffer so much and have to settle out when going from house to garden.

    now do they do a smaller 2" like a 10 or 12mm, as the extra light from these are worth it on the Omni, then the 1.25" 25mm can stay with the 70mm. now once the moon decides its done, I'm going to see if i can see any of the nebulae out there , not sure i will as i don't know how they appear to the naked eye yet, upset as i wanted to see pleiades in the new EP but couldn't as it was low on the horizon and washed out by the moon
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    Default Re: 2"EP and RACI first light

    Well, Rob, I'm glad the RACI worked out for you. You've needed a bit of good luck lately, and it sounds like you've found some.

    Sounds like the new EP is a real keeper too!

    The Pleiades should work well in the moonlight. Only problem is this cluster is so big that you can't fit the whole thing in your field of view, thus it loses a bit of its awesomeness. Better in binos.

    Congrats on your first lights. And be careful with those flip flops in the dewy grass, you'll slip and fall and bust your...
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    Default Re: 2"EP and RACI first light

    Nice report on the new EP. The moon does tend to be blinding at times, I sometimes use a variable polarizing filter on the moon to cut the glare down a bit. It can be adjusted anywhere from 3% to 40% (or somewhere thereabouts) depending on how bright or dim you want the view to be.
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    Default Re: 2"EP and RACI first light

    Hi Rob. Congratulations on the new RACI finder scope. This, along with the 2" dielectric diagonal and 2" eyepiece really makes for a premium performing telescope. I just knew that you would like the XLT scope and those upgrades. I have 2" eyepieces from 50mm to 10mm, and they really do add a new dimension to the viewing. I have both a 1.25" and a 2" variable polarizing filter, and they are quite handy on very bright objects. Thanks for your exciting first light report Rob, and I too am glad that your luck is finally turning around for the better.
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