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Old 20-11-2018, 12:09 PM
Saturnine (Jeff)
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Hi Adam
I'll take the other view, had an 180 Mak and put an Bintel / GSO SCT Crayford on it and it worked fine with 1 1/4" diagonal. Couldn't see the sense in trying to use 2" Diagonal and widefield eyepieces in a scope that is basically designed for narrowfield planetary, lunar observing / imaging. Was good for planetary nebulae too.
Also have GSO focusers on a few of my refractors, with 2" diagonals, not the best focusers available but with careful adjustment of the tension thumbscrew, will carry the diagonal and 30mm widefield eyepiece happily. Even an DSLR for photography without the extra weight of a filterwheel is fine except when pointing vertical, can slip a little if not tensioned carefully.
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