January 5th, 2009 by webmaster
So, after a month of brutal clouds, I get a few clear nights in a row to run th enew scope throught it’s paces. I am really enjoying the sharp, contrasty image this little scope throws. I was able to easily resolve the four main trapezium stars - at 23x! when boosted to 140x I was impressed by the colour variation in the four stars, something I had never noted before in my newtonian or SCT scopes.
At 140x the scope still had plenty of headroom, though the effects of seeing were impacting the views. I think under good conditions this scope could exceed 200x. At least, I am looking forward to giving it a try!
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