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Up grading my Orion 120ST
Posted by zachsdad
on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:34 PM
My 120mm Orion short tube refractor has long been my 'grab-n-go' scope. It sits on my screened porch patiently waiting for me to haul it out for some nice, rich-field views. The scope came with the EQ1 mount, and I long ago suplimented the sloppy stock focuser with an Orion battery operated focusing system. Well, time and weather being what they are, the electric focuser stopped working this past summer, and I've long disliked the EQ mount; prefering the casual ease of an alt-az. So, this winter and spring I've replaced the stock focuser with a dual speed Crayford focuser, and just last night ordered an Orion Versago alt-az mount. I also added a new red-dot finder (Orion EZ-finder II). The unit will be much lighter than with the EQ mount, making it even easier to grab for a few minutes of observing pleasure.
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