robertnielsen at nc.rr.com
Wed Jul 27 18:11:19 EDT 2011
I think you will be very happy with the EQ-G mount. The Atlas might have been a bit better, but the Sirius mount is a good one, as Jayme mentioned.
I also think you will like the AstroTech scope, especially for astrophotography. You might have wanted a little more aperture for visual work (to see dim objects), but I think you will enjoy the 6" RC for visual work as well. And you *certainly* can't beat the price! That's the price of a nice eyepiece ... not a telescope!
Speaking of which, does the scope come with any eyepieces? You'll need some. And you might want a diagonal ... I have a 2" diagonal in great shape that I'll sell you for half price.
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On Jul 27, 2011, at 8:46 AM, Fred File <lffile at yahoo.com> wrote:
> After a recommendation from the Astronomy forum I decided to purchase a Orion Sirius EQ-G tripod and mount. I also backordered a 6" Ritchie-Chretien reflector from Astronomics (http://www.astronomics.com/main/product.asp/catalog_name/Astronomics/category_name/U5QNWB3RKWWL8N3EL99F9DX9A0/product_id/AT6RC) At $299 it certainly seems too good to be true. I am having buyer's remorse but acn still cancel the order since I have not paid anything yet. Reviews around the internet are mixed on the telescope and the vendor - vendor owns Cloudynights site and most of the good reviews seem to come from there.
> Anyone have experience with this telescope and/or vendor?
> As always any advice/recommendations appreciated.
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