First Light of the New To Me Celestron CR-150 HD (6" frac)

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Re: First Light of the New To Me Celestron CR-150 HD (6" frac)

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Bigzmey wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 5:47 pm
Lady Fraktor wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 3:25 am RACI is better for EQ mounts, maybe for those Az/ Alt enthusiasts.
Then I confused who likes straight true finders, because for Alt/Az RACIs definitely. :lol:
So we agree that straight through finders should be banned then.
See Far Sticks: Antares 105mm f/15 (modified), AOM 105mm f/9.5, Celestron 150mm f/8 (modified), Stellarvue NHNG DX 80mm f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, Vixen SD115s f/7.7
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Re: First Light of the New To Me Celestron CR-150 HD (6" frac)

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Count me in on the RACI bandwagon. Additionally, I want a diagonal on my polar scope.
JT
∞ Primary Scopes: #1: Celestron CPC1100 #2: 8" f/7.5 Dob & #3: CR150HD f/8 6" frac
∞ AP Scopes: #1: TPO 6" f/9 RC #2: ES 80mm f/6 APO
∞ G&G Scopes: #1: Meade 102mm f/7.8 #2: Bresser 102mm f/4.5
∞ Guide Scopes: 70 & 80mm fracs -- The El Cheapo Bros.
∞ Mounts: iOptron CEM70AG, SW EQ6, Celestron AVX, SLT & GT (Alt-Az), Meade DS2000
∞ Cameras: Canon T3i (x2), ZWO ASI294MC Pro & 120MC, Orion SSAG, WYZE Cam3 (x2)
∞ Binos: 10X50,10.5X70,15X70², 25X100
∞ EPs: ES: 21 100° & 30mm 82° X-Cel LX: 9, 12, 18, 25mm 60° GSO SV: 15 & 20mm 68°
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Re: First Light of the New To Me Celestron CR-150 HD (6" frac)

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I sold the two straight through finders (10x50) I had easily enough as well. I was of the assumption that people actually buy them to convert to guiding scopes after fitting an adapter.

As visual finders I could only see very limited use for them especially in relatively light polluted skies. It might be a different thing if your skies are pristinely dark, and you can just use your naked eye plus the finder to immediately get to the object.

I use a 60mm RACI finder on the dob along with a Rigel Quik-Finder to the initial star that I need to star hop from to get to the DSO. With the refractors I've switched to a Right Angle (non-rectified) 6x30mm which is perfect as it's lightweight and shows a massive FOV. I went non-rectified so that the finder shows exactly the same way as the refractor with a standard diagonal, so I don't have to keep switching view type in Sky Safari!

So, yes. Please ban the act of including straight through finder-scopes with a new telescope at the very least!!!
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Re: First Light of the New To Me Celestron CR-150 HD (6" frac)

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JayTee wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:19 pm Count me in on the RACI bandwagon. Additionally, I want a diagonal on my polar scope.
You would like one of these?
https://www.omegon.eu/accessories/omego ... pe/p,57965
See Far Sticks: Antares 105mm f/15 (modified), AOM 105mm f/9.5, Celestron 150mm f/8 (modified), Stellarvue NHNG DX 80mm f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, Vixen SD115s f/7.7
Multi Angle Pointer Things: EQ-5, TAL MT-1, Vixen SXP, Vixen AXJ
Up/Down/L/R Pointer: Celestron SLT, Manfrotto 055B/ RC128, Manfrotto 028B/ Stellarvue M2C/ Argo Navis
Light Benders: 2” Astro-Physics MaxBright, 2” Stellarvue Deluxe, 2” TAL/ NPZ dielectric, 2” Baader Amici prism, 2” Long Perng Amici prism, 2” Baader Herschel wedge, Vixen 1.25" flip mirror
Jewellery: Antares to Zeiss, now only slightly more than 1 person requires!
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Re: First Light of the New To Me Celestron CR-150 HD (6" frac)

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Not only would I like one, I just bought one.



This is one of those gadgets that you don't think about until you come across the need for it, then you can't stop thinking about it!

Thank you for helping me spend my money!
JT
∞ Primary Scopes: #1: Celestron CPC1100 #2: 8" f/7.5 Dob & #3: CR150HD f/8 6" frac
∞ AP Scopes: #1: TPO 6" f/9 RC #2: ES 80mm f/6 APO
∞ G&G Scopes: #1: Meade 102mm f/7.8 #2: Bresser 102mm f/4.5
∞ Guide Scopes: 70 & 80mm fracs -- The El Cheapo Bros.
∞ Mounts: iOptron CEM70AG, SW EQ6, Celestron AVX, SLT & GT (Alt-Az), Meade DS2000
∞ Cameras: Canon T3i (x2), ZWO ASI294MC Pro & 120MC, Orion SSAG, WYZE Cam3 (x2)
∞ Binos: 10X50,10.5X70,15X70², 25X100
∞ EPs: ES: 21 100° & 30mm 82° X-Cel LX: 9, 12, 18, 25mm 60° GSO SV: 15 & 20mm 68°
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Re: First Light of the New To Me Celestron CR-150 HD (6" frac)

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ýou are welcome, I love to spend other people money!
See Far Sticks: Antares 105mm f/15 (modified), AOM 105mm f/9.5, Celestron 150mm f/8 (modified), Stellarvue NHNG DX 80mm f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, Vixen SD115s f/7.7
Multi Angle Pointer Things: EQ-5, TAL MT-1, Vixen SXP, Vixen AXJ
Up/Down/L/R Pointer: Celestron SLT, Manfrotto 055B/ RC128, Manfrotto 028B/ Stellarvue M2C/ Argo Navis
Light Benders: 2” Astro-Physics MaxBright, 2” Stellarvue Deluxe, 2” TAL/ NPZ dielectric, 2” Baader Amici prism, 2” Long Perng Amici prism, 2” Baader Herschel wedge, Vixen 1.25" flip mirror
Jewellery: Antares to Zeiss, now only slightly more than 1 person requires!
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