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 Post subject: my new used MAK
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 4:20 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: my new used MAK
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 5:08 pm 
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Wow! Beautiful scope, Gene! 105mm?

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 Post subject: Re: my new used MAK
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Wow! Beautiful scope, Gene! 105mm?

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 Post subject: Re: my new used MAK
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 5:37 pm 
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It's a 5" or 127 mm...
picked up on CN from a guy lives over in Napa.. 250 dollar . . very good condition . . I added the bino-V, eyepieces, tripod..
scope came with finder, 45* ,and carrybag. FL 1550 . . .a narrow field I
suppose but portability deluxe.... it's going to need dark skies though . . :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: my new used MAK
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Terrific portable planet and double star setup, Gene! I had an Orion Apex 127 a few years ago. Bought it from the "seconds" bin directly from Orion. I've bought and sold several scopes, but the Apex is the one I wish I had held on to. Dynamite optics in that thing! At the time I was a DSO fanatic, and found some personal limitations with the FOV. Although that was more my own hangup than a product of the scope, since most Messiers and Herschels are well within the FOV of the scope. That said, now that I lean toward Jupiter, Saturn, and various doubles...boy do I wish I still had it. Enjoy the new toy! Looking forward to reading some of your sessions with your 5 inch "scalpel." :food-smiley-004:

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 Post subject: Re: my new used MAK
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Congrats Gene! Very nice looking rig you've got there!

I've never looked through one but I can tell you this: I was talking to Rick Singmaster of Starmaster fame a couple years ago, and he recommended the APEX 127 to anyone who wanted a quick setup for backyard lunar & planetary work. They must have some pretty impressive optics in them for him to give it his seal of approval. I hope it you get years of enjoyment from it!

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 Post subject: Re: my new used MAK
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Thanks guys, I wanted a G&G scope and something for terrestrial needs as well. This one had the right stuff, out last night but not use to keeping the scope trained on the moon kept me busy with adjusting :lol: Goto-itis ..

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 Post subject: Re: my new used MAK
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The 127mm is a great size. Portable but lots of light gathering power. I almost bought one a few years back at the Orion store.

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