Going back to where it all started, with a little upgrade 🙂 I have a new ES127CF coming. It was my favorite scope for shooting a couple years ago and now I am going to put the new one in the observatory on the CEM60 and use the TOA150 for visual
The new ES127CF is the upgraded version with FCD100 glass. So it should be even better corrected than my first version which I was very happy with. Funny how this journey has been and all the scopes I have had and tried. And then in the end back with one of the originals. I definitely decided I am a refractor person. I had the ATRC8, 12″DOB, 16″DOB, and now the SW180 Mak-Cass, which is for sale but if not sold I will keep and try my hand at Planetary imaging. All were awesome and were used but all gone now and replaced with a Takahashi TOA150 for visual and the ES127 for imaging.
I still have the SV70T for wide angle so I hope to stop chasing scopes and settle down with these 3-4 scopes and enjoy and learn to perfect their use.
I have the new ES127CF FCD100 all set up on the CEM60 in the observatory. I am using the QSI6120 with the AT2″ flattener. Alost full circle back to where I started. First time I had the regular 127cf this time the FCD100 glass version and I had the ATIK460 and now thw QSI6120. I am a little better now technically but I was really happy with what I had the first time.
I checked out the TOA150 and just scope and diagonal it weighed in at 48lbs. so with Powermates and eyepieces it will run around 50-54lbs. So the newly Hypertuned Atlas mount is for sale and I ordered another CEM60 to use the TOA150on for visual.
I got the focus in on the 127 so just need a cloudless night to get some subs.