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Old 18-02-2019, 10:59 AM
william123 (William)
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Sky-Watcher Evostar 150ED

Anyone have this new 150mm doublet apochromatic refractor? If so, did it reach you with its collimation intact? Any cosmetic problems? How is the optical performance?

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William
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Old 18-02-2019, 11:09 AM
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Hi William

I have had one for quite a number of months.........

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...d.php?t=168486


At the time when I picked it up, I ensured to pick it up in person from the retailer to ensure all was in good condition.

In terms of performance..... WOW!! Certainly my sample exhibits an excellent star test. I regularly cruise along the lunar terminator with my Pentax XW 5mm with a 2.5x Powermate (600x), obviously in good seeing, and sometimes even whack in the 3.5 XW with the Powermate.

I am extremely impressed with this scope. Very minimal CA, if any at all, present on the moon or brighter stars.

From a mechanical perspective, do not seem to have any issues. The stock focuser has no issues with a 2 inch Baader diagonal and 31mm Nagler.

Hope this helps

Cheers

D
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