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Subject: Re: vote by xxx.xxx.232.51
By: Astroboy
In Reply to: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.232.51) (Original Vote)
Date: 01/20/2002 05:11:56 am PDT
I purchased this scope for camping since it so portable. The eyepieces provided were a disappoint but was uncertain about the value of upgrading. Would you recommend 1.25" or stick with the 0.965" size provided? Also, I am interested in using this scope for terrestrial viewing. Any recommendations for inverters?

>Not really a bad little scope if you are not expecting too much out of it. The optics are fairly decent for a scope of this size and price and for portability, it can't be beat. Put a 26mm plossl in it and you get a very nice field of view. I is definitely not large enough to do much in the way of deep sky observing, but for clusters and general observing it is not bad. The finderscope is absolutely useless. Replace it with a Daisy BB-Gun point site for a cheap alternative Telrad. Another great use for these little scopes is for solar viewing with a low cost Baader filter.


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Subject: Re: vote by xxx.xxx.232.51
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.248.11)
In Reply to: Astroboy (Original Message)
Date: 03/13/2003 08:14:56 am PDT
>I purchased this scope for camping since it so portable. The eyepieces provided were a disappoint but was uncertain about the value of upgrading. Would you recommend 1.25" or stick with the 0.965" size provided? Also, I am interested in using this scope for terrestrial viewing. Any recommendations for inverters?
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>>Not really a bad little scope if you are not expecting too much out of it. The optics are fairly decent for a scope of this size and price and for portability, it can't be beat. Put a 26mm plossl in it and you get a very nice field of view. I is definitely not large enough to do much in the way of deep sky observing, but for clusters and general observing it is not bad. The finderscope is absolutely useless. Replace it with a Daisy BB-Gun point site for a cheap alternative Telrad. Another great use for these little scopes is for solar viewing with a low cost Baader filter.

Does this scope work well with better eyepieces (eg. plossels)?


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