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    Default Re: Looking for a more portable alternative for my Orion XT10 when I'm feeling lazy.



    Quote Originally Posted by Ozman13 View Post
    I'd opt for a 6" SCT, great on the planets, add a focal reducer and it's pretty darn good on DSOs too. I'd rather have that than the 5" Mak. Put it on a Twilight I and you've got a very portable set up.
    But then you must keep it collimated. A bit of work for some.
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    Default Re: Looking for a more portable alternative for my Orion XT10 when I'm feeling lazy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Leveye View Post
    But then you must keep it collimated. A bit of work for some.
    This is true and I may be a rare case, but I've found no need to collimate my 8" SCT in the last 10 years. I've not had the 6" SCT for that long, but since receiving the scope over 4 years ago, I've not had to collimate it even once. Both scopes show crisp pinpoint stars in focus and perfectly centered concentric airy discs when defocused on both sides.

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    Default Re: Looking for a more portable alternative for my Orion XT10 when I'm feeling lazy.

    Okay ppl, thanks for your input. Impulsive as I am, I purchased my "grab-and-go" (which might not be so grab-and-go, though compared to the Orion XT10 it is). I settled on the

    Sky-Watcher Evostar 100ED DS-PRO
    Omegon AZ Deluxe mount

    I like how the scope comes in an alu case for easy transportation. I also threw in a ES 3x Barlow so that my existing ES 82 6.7mm & 11mm, combined with the supplied 5mm and 20mm Plössls give me a 1.7mm, 2.2mm, 3.6mm, 5mm, 6.7mm, 11mm, 20mm range of EPs. I also have an ES 68 28mm 2" for spacewalking. Darn, this is an expensive hobby.

    When it arrives in 5 days, I'll take some unboxing photos in case people are interested.
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    Default Re: Looking for a more portable alternative for my Orion XT10 when I'm feeling lazy.

    A very good choice, JBWeimar!

    Looking forward to the pics and to the first light under the dark skies,

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    Default Re: Looking for a more portable alternative for my Orion XT10 when I'm feeling lazy.

    It's arriving on Wednesday! Together with the new Baader Hyperion Mark IV. I bet people are interested in a report of that as well. Can't wait

 

 
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