Intes Micro MN-56
Just finished extensive testing.
Epsilon Lyrae double-double cleanly split at 100X with black between stars.
Several large and small globulars resolved.
The disc of Uranus clearly seen at 400X-but no detail.
M51 spectacular with spiral evident when using averted vision.
My CG5 mount is a perfect match. I use Vixen motors and controllers-the celestron motors and controllers are weak and poorly constructed.
Contrast is very high. Helical focuser is sturdy, precise, but clumsy at first.
My 4 inch APO is now gathering dust in the corner

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 3 (Unreliable Vote)
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.162.101)
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>Just finished extensive testing.
>Epsilon Lyrae double-double cleanly split at 100X with black between stars.
>Several large and small globulars resolved.
>The disc of Uranus clearly seen at 400X-but no detail.
>M51 spectacular with spiral evident when using averted vision.
>My CG5 mount is a perfect match. I use Vixen motors and controllers-the celestron motors and controllers are weak and poorly constructed.
>Contrast is very high. Helical focuser is sturdy, precise, but clumsy at first.
>My 4 inch APO is now gathering dust in the corner

You can make out spiral structure in M51, with averted vision, with a 5" aperture??!!  Where (and how dark a place) in the world are you viewing from?  I still haven't had my 12" somewhere dark enough that I could more than barely discern spiral structure in it...

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