The initial poster asked regarding the Sky view Deluxe which is a very unique mount than the sky watch Pro. The two will need a area flattener, I could not last over per month with my scope with out getting a single - the corners had been just terrible in advance of obtaining the sphere flattener. I also experienced to acquire some spacers to get the suitable focal length for my camera. I provide the StellarVue SV80ST-25SV and The brand new focuser is good enough for astrophoto ,I am undecided with regard to the Orion ED80 .
The focuser to the Orion isn't any Feathertouch, but when you deal with your expectations It will do The task. The focuser if I remember threads on to the optical tube, and therefore is well replaceable with an even better 1 (I utilised a Moonlite).
I have utilized the Orion ED80T and I've found success from handful of individuals which i abide by (MR is one of these) and I experienced many hassle (and probably by no means got a satisfactory result) obtaining a superior flattener to operate with it. I tried with Orion's flattener, Hotech HCA(?
One among my screws that retains the focuser into the scope has broken off, probably since I was tightening it far too tight. Undecided if It is really a top quality situation or my stupidity. The opposite screws function great and this hasn't impacted my do the job movement.
) flattener and Astrotech flattener and just the Hotech was sorta Doing work. The Stellarvue on the otherhand appears to have a perfectly matched flattener. I also transformed the inventory focuser to moonlite + stepper and The reality that I couldnt obtain the flattener function meant it had to go.
One more vote to the Stellarvue. I have owned the two published here the Stellarvue focuser Model as well as the FT. I like the FT focuser nevertheless the SV is superb - not an enormous variance really.
Focuser is then threaded into this ring. This leads to a Perform between focuser and also the tube. I checked two brand-new scopes and equally had some Perform. Even replacing inventory focuser would not solve this issue, because the above mentioned ring is necessary to attach any focuser to the tube.
For an imaging scope, to me a greater focuser is worth it, I was astonished Orion didn't spec an improved one but they didn't.
One thing I actually like concerning the SV scopes will be the all threaded connections to their flatteners and reducers along with your camera... Considerably top-quality into a non threaded relationship.
Any telescope business might have a thing slip by means of. The associated fee to check as carefully as we do when imaging would generate basics selling prices way way way up. The question is how they take care of challenges if they come about. Stellarvue was exemplary with their post income care of me as a consumer.
Not Orion Astroview 90mm surprisingly I bought mine if they first came out so I obtained the 2" diagonal bundled at $800. Indeed, I got rid of the mounting foot it arrived with, I use WO rings for mine.
I concur with Mike, the SV Deluxe is not A great deal of an upgrade to the Astroview mount. Furthermore its doesn't use typical drives, It is really an oddball.