December 26, 2020


I love it. I bought it more as an experiment: I wanted to go lucky imaging/unguided so I went for a telescope that maximises aperture/($$$ x weight) and it is just that. I also plugged a cheap Omegon 0.5 reducer and the tiny 178MC camera.

Initially I was driven away. The optics were not as sharp as with an apochromatic and the focuser takes a lot of getting used to because it is not symmetric (if you roate it a degree clockwise and then a degree counter clockwise you do NOT end up in the same focus you were initially). But one night during Spring’s quarantine I pointed it toward a globular cluster, I believe it was M5 and oh boy was I blown away by what I saw in the screen.