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10-05-2012, 11:44 PM
Well I received a little package today. A brand new anodised gold Moonlite Focuser.
As the title suggests, looks a bit too fancy on a 12" GSO dob, but I am a very happy camper with it. Looks really nice, beautiful action. Easy to adjust. Cannot wait to try it out under a dark sky.
That looks great. I want a red Moonlite focuser for my 18" dob but I'll have to wait a bit until I can afford one.
11-05-2012, 12:37 AM
Looks good Malcolm. I replaced an Astrosystems phase 4 with a Moonlight on my 8" dob. Made a WORLD of difference. Worth every penny. :thumbsup: The Phase 4 I replaced, now that was a real pig!
Might be a while before you'll get to take it for a spin here in the dregs of Antarctica though :mad2:
11-05-2012, 08:41 AM
:thumbsup: Oh yea , NICE !! .
Looks good , you will enjoy this .
11-05-2012, 09:22 AM
Thats awesome Malcolm, now all you have to do is paint the "pig" celestron orange to match :lol:
11-05-2012, 12:36 PM
Mine is still sitting in its box. I am not allowed to open until my birthday in 2 weeks.:shrug:
Like you, I picked gold as well.
11-05-2012, 12:41 PM
You'll love it - great focuser. I have one on my 12" SW, gold as well.
11-05-2012, 12:43 PM
Superb! I love my red Moonlight focusser.
11-05-2012, 12:46 PM
Sounds like I made the right choice. Went with gold 'cause with a black base it is close to Richmond colours! Go Tiges!
And no Bo, the tube can stay white for now.
11-05-2012, 01:38 PM
cannot believe what a difference my moonlite made to my c11..... just rolling the microfocusser with one finger back and forth for the sweet spot is a dream instead of it feeling like somebody keeps kicking my tripod with the other!
11-05-2012, 08:50 PM
The more I think of it, it is not lipstick on a pig. More like plastic surgery or a boob job on Pamela Anderson :question::question:
11-05-2012, 09:26 PM
Well I have never thought of my scope as a Pamela Anderson!!:question:
I was of course being a little tongue in cheek with the pig reference, I love my dob, but they will never win any beauty contests.
11-05-2012, 09:32 PM
Actually the comparison is not too much off, both have lots of plastic, make some men drool and needs a good nudge to get working....
11-05-2012, 10:22 PM
Thats a bit harsh Bo! :P About the only plastic on my scope is the Bobs Knobs and a bit on the mirror clips! I s'pose you could classify Bobs Knobs as an "implant".:D
11-05-2012, 10:36 PM
Good choice - I upgraded to a ML on the Lightbridge - wont go back now!
Cheers Petra d.
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