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Now that I have had the opportunity to try out my new VX10 a few times, I can say that it does provide the views I was missing in my 8". M92 in the VX10 reminds me of the view of M13 in my 8". And the optical tube weighs the same amount as my 8" tube. Getting a telescope that clearly outperforms my 8" scope yet doesn't weigh more or take long to cool down is a huge plus considering I have to load the scope in my car and drive to my dark sky observing site.Another happy customer. Scott
. . . first light with my CT12 with a very good optical collimation :-) sum of 18 frames of 300 seconds each one with Qhy10 on the CT12 (baader planetarium MPCC coma corrector), the subject is the famous dark nebula B142 (the Capital Letter E of the sky!) for me is the E of "EUREKA" or like we say in Italian EVVIVA!!!!!Great performance, all the deeper black/brown dust are in evidence and the stars like little tiny pin points. Thanks a lot for creating such an instrument like this!!!!!Best regards, Giovanni Leoni, Italy
To John, Barry and the team, Following a long night's observing over the weekend I have come to an appreciation of the qualities of my SPX 8". So I just wanted to write and say thank you, (a) for the very fine 'scope, and (b) for your patience with my 'perfectionism'. So thank you and very best wishes to you all.Kind regards, Robin Vann, Warwickshire
Everything arrived in good order. I'm very happy with what I consider a dream of a telescope and I'm certain this will keep me watching the stars over the years.Regards, E Wieringa
Just a note to let you know the telescope has arrived! Thanks for that - very impressive delivery!Thanks for the very personable service - it's been good. All the best, Mark
I would also like to thank you for providing us with such excellent optics (the primary mirror on this SPX250 tested at 1/11.6-wave P-V & 0.993 Strehl)! Images of planets are the best that I've seen in my 17 years of observing with various types of telescopes. In fact, the only telescope that about matched the views was a colleague's SPX250 with 1/9.1-wave P-V & 0.981 Strehl optics that he purchased back in 2005. Before our new SPX250 we mostly observed planets with a Meade 152ED refractor, a very good C11 and a Meade 14" f/10 SCT and none came even close to the images the SPX gives. While we haven't had the opportunity to observe under near-perfect or perfect seeing, the telescope gives very good, sharp and contrasty images even under fair or poor seeing. During the Quadrantid peak night we also observed Saturn at 625X - the new storm was easily visible, with some internal structure and the seeing was not very good (Pickering 3-5).Thank you, Jure Atanackov