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Hi all. Here is another test using a fresh image made this afternoon. It is my smallest telescope. A Skywatcher C90 Mak-Cass, "Lil Mak"
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- Marshall
Sky-Watcher 90mm f/13.9 Maksutov-Cassegrain on motorized Multimount
Orion Astroview 120ST f/5 Refractor on EQ3 mount
Celestron Omni XLT150R f/5 Refractor on CG4 mount with dual axis drives.
Orion 180mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain on CG5-GT Goto mount.
Orion XT12i 12" f/4.9 Dobsonian Intelliscope.
Kamakura 7x35 Binoculars and Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 Binoculars. ZWO ASI120MC camera.
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Re: Another test

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A nice little grab and go telescope Marshall :)
Telescopes: 1 more than I need but 2 less than I want
Mounts: 5 Equatorial, 3 Az/ Alt
Diagonal: 3 mirror, 2 Amici, 1 Herschel
Eyepieces: Possibly more than 1 person requires
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Hi Gabrielle. Actually, this was the first telescope that I bought with the reality of retirement closing in on me, and added the larger telescopes later. I gave it to my eldest son in Orlando, when I moved up a 127mm Mak, and finally the 180mm Mak. When he moved to Lansing, MI. a couple of years ago, he left it here for me. I use it for wildlife/nature photography and should be quite good for this kind of work.
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Sky-Watcher 90mm f/13.9 Maksutov-Cassegrain on motorized Multimount
Orion Astroview 120ST f/5 Refractor on EQ3 mount
Celestron Omni XLT150R f/5 Refractor on CG4 mount with dual axis drives.
Orion 180mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain on CG5-GT Goto mount.
Orion XT12i 12" f/4.9 Dobsonian Intelliscope.
Kamakura 7x35 Binoculars and Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 Binoculars. ZWO ASI120MC camera.
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So cute!
Scopes: Stellarvue: SV102 ED F7; Celestron: 9.25" EdgeHD F10, 8" SCT F10, Omni XLT 150R Achro F5, Onyx 80ED F6.3; Meade: 80ST Achro F5.
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Hi Marshall, I'm not familiar with Skywatcher telescopes and I notice there is some sort of electronic control on the scope, is that a GoTo system?
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Telescopes: Refractor: Celestron DX 102AZ SSE f6.5; Newtonians: Z8 f5.9; Jason Comet 480t (ret.)
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The Happy Parrot wrote: Wed May 15, 2019 12:32 am Hi Marshall, I'm not familiar with Skywatcher telescopes and I notice there is some sort of electronic control on the scope, is that a GoTo system?
Hi THP. Sorry so long in getting back to you. I bought this telescope from OPT in 2009. It is the "Multi Function Mount" metal base version, with dual axis speed controls. The current Sky Watcher (Virtuoso) offering is on a wooden table top mount similar to the Orion StarMax 90. My scope is excellent for lunar/planetary and wildlife viewing and photography, and as a bonus, it makes for a great "grab and go"telescope.
I found the original specifications, and they are below:
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- Marshall
Sky-Watcher 90mm f/13.9 Maksutov-Cassegrain on motorized Multimount
Orion Astroview 120ST f/5 Refractor on EQ3 mount
Celestron Omni XLT150R f/5 Refractor on CG4 mount with dual axis drives.
Orion 180mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain on CG5-GT Goto mount.
Orion XT12i 12" f/4.9 Dobsonian Intelliscope.
Kamakura 7x35 Binoculars and Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 Binoculars. ZWO ASI120MC camera.
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Do you keep that tethered and in a cage when not on manoeuvrers?

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Curious little telescope you got Marshall. I have my dad's Jason Comet 480 which is probably about the same size physically. It's from the late seventies or early eighties but I still use it as a grab and go with the Celestron zoom and adaptor for 1.25" eyepieces.
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Telescopes: Refractor: Celestron DX 102AZ SSE f6.5; Newtonians: Z8 f5.9; Jason Comet 480t (ret.)
Eye Pieces: Meade 5.5 mm, ES 8.8 mm/82, Agena SG 12 mm, ES16 mm/68 & 24mm/68, Z30mm WF, Celestron 32 mm Pl.
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Re: Another test

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It is a very nice little telescope. I used to have an orange C90, I used it on holidays when my sons were still small. I could always cram the C90 somewhere in my suitcase. Nice memories. Thanks for your report!
Telescopes in Schiedam in frequency of use : * SW 150mm Achromat F/5, *grabngo: SW 102 Maksutov F/13,
*SW Evostar 120ED F/7.5, *OMC140 Maksutov F/14.3, *Vixen 102ED F/9, on Vixen GPDX.

Most used Eyepieces: *Panoptic 24, *Leica ASPH zoom, *Zeiss barlow, *Pentax XO5.

Binoculars in frequency of use: *AusJena 10X50 Jenoptem, *Swarovski Habicht 7X42, *Celestron Skymaster 15X70,
*Kasai 2.3X40, *Swift Observation 20X80.

Rijswijk Observatory Foundation telescopes: * Astro-Physics Starfire 130 f/8 on NEQ6, * 6 inch Newton on GP, * C8
on NEQ6, * Meade 14 inch SCT on EQ8, *Lunt.

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