I have picked this cute little scope last year.
Other than cream paint the OTA
appears identical to Orion/SW
What I like: OTA
, padded backpack, red dot finder.
What I don't like: junky plastic diagonal and EPs.
Have not tried provided photo tripod, but I suspect it should work to a degree.
Overall, a good value for $75 paid on Amazon.
The scope comes with all metal Synta style R@P 1.25" focuser. The focuser is not to bad, but light duty and a bit wobbly. I was looking for an opportunity to upgrade without paying too much.
The opportunity came with Lunt focuser sale. Thanks for the heads up Pakarinen! $87 shipped is more than I paid for the scope, but better than typical list price of $120-130.
The focuser looks identical to GSO
Crayford (none linear bearing), well made, with smooth operation. Installation is no brainer: unscrew 3 screws, swap the focuser, put the screws back. However everybody likes to look at scope pics.
So here you go.
Scopes: Stellarvue: SV102 ED F7; Celestron: 9.25" EdgeHD F10, 8" SCT F10, 6" SCT F10, Omni XLT 150R Achro F5, Onyx 80ED F6.3; Meade: 80ST Achro F5.
Mounts: ES: Twilight I; Bresser: EXOS2; SW: SkyTee2, AzGTi; UA: MicroStar.
Binos: Orion: Little Giant II 15x70, WorldView 10x50, Nikon: Action EX 16x50 & 8x40.
EPs: Pentax: XWs & XFs; TeleVue: Delites, Panoptic & Plossls; ES: 68s; Vixen: SLVs; Baader: BCOs, Aspherics, Mark IV; Russell Optics: SuperPlossls.
Diagonals: Baader: BBHS silver mirror, Zeiss Spec T2 prism, Clicklock dielectric; TeleVue: Evebrite dielectric.
Filters: Lumicon: DeepSky, UHC, OIII, H-beta; Baader: Moon & SkyGlow, Contrast Booster, UHC-S; Astronomik: UHC, Orion: UltraBlock, SkyGlow.
Observing: DSOs: 1805 (Completed: Messier, Herschel 1, 2, 3. In progress: H2,500: 1377, S110: 77). Doubles: 1304, Comets: 15, Asteroids: 75