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09-07-2012, 08:23 PM
My Moonlie CFL arrived today. 2.5" large format, 4.5" drawtube with 68mm threaded top, 1.25" and 2" adapters and 2.5" flange extender. Duel rate with shaft lock. Had to get it in Gold. Why Gold - matches the CF 127ED perfectly. :tasdevil:
Fitting was actually a breeze, I was very apprehensive thinking about removing the old focuser and replacing it with the new (murphy's law), but thanks John (scagman) for the heads up :thanx: - 6 small bolts off, slide off the old, slide on the new, 6 small bolts on, bingo - one beautiful bit of gear. :thumbsup:
Fitted perfectly, fantastic finish on the focuser and maybe a little sexy, well it looks good anyway.
Of course, apologies to all - cloudy and rain in Melb for the next week - damn astro gods!

Can't wait to get out and try it.

WOW! I'll be dancing in the moonlite (preferable the new moon light!)

Clear skies


09-07-2012, 08:44 PM
Congrats Rod they're as smoooooooth as silk, and your right, its a damn sexy piece of gear. :D

09-07-2012, 09:05 PM
Good one Rod... still trying to decide what colour I want for the 6" frac :question: Black is what I think I'll go for.... then I'll be dancing with the Moonlite too.
Must be a Musical in this one somewhere??

09-07-2012, 09:11 PM
had my moonlite attached to my c11 about 3 months ago........ still gives me goosebumps when i operate it... lovely
i got the one that holds the internal focal reducer.... the jury is still out on that one!

09-07-2012, 09:40 PM

09-07-2012, 09:42 PM
Pics coming

16-07-2012, 05:03 PM

Lovely. Get to try it out for the first time tonight. Woow-woow

brian nordstrom
16-07-2012, 05:30 PM
:D Sure does match the CF well , very sexy .

16-07-2012, 05:54 PM
Looks really good Rod.

You'll notice a hugh differance over the original.
have fun tonight.


20-07-2012, 09:34 AM
Have now had a couple of nights out with the ML. I am very impressed. Smooth, accurate and holds focuser realy well. I was impressed with the ML on my SW and ML have not let me down, this one is just as good. Perfect focus with all eyepieces including combinations with the Powermate, glad I got the 4.5" drawtube.
Expensive, but well worth the money.
PS - it does look sexy!
Clear skies


20-07-2012, 09:45 AM
Look'in good Rod .... they sure ' dress ' up your Scope nicely.

Flash :hi: