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|Average Rating (114 Reviews): |Disappointed with the HST
Friday, 9 April 2021 | Jonathan
FLO were brilliant but I couldn’t get any dew straps to fit. Will have to return it
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 | Matthew
I bought this for some solar viewing, couldn’t find where to put the celestron starter eyepieces and some how managed reflect the sun on mine and the neighbouring 6 houses which caused some major charing! Please handle with care!
1.7 waves of spherical aberration detected in the star test
Wednesday, 3 February 2021 | Gregory
I am hopping mad. For the money I paid I expected to get research grade optics, but this is completely unusable for astronomical purposes. There should never be an RCT made with such a poor optical figure. The weird thing was the previous owner had lots and lots of excellent astrophotos he claimed to have with this scope, but as soon as I fit a custom 4" visual back and put in the 105mm Super Plossl I knew that was a frabrication. I went up to 2400x and the star test was a mess. Well, I did some digging, and it turns out that instead of fixing the figure of the mirror and recoating it, the previous owners refigured the lens and mirror surfaces on their cameras and sensors to correct for the spherical aberration. Well dag nabbit I'm not an ATMer, I have no idea how to build a corrector lens for my visual back. If anyone wants to take it as a project scope be my guest.
1.7/5 Stars. Excellent colorful views of the Orion Nebula, but hopelessly blurry.
Tuesday, 19 January 2021 | Nadeem
Do not buy this ! Cannot be handled.
You cannot collimate this with a Cheshire or a Howie Glattor collimator. It's too bulky and due to be discontinued.
Not what I was expecting!
Saturday, 9 January 2021 | Ian
Turns out I can't use this for visual astronomy, some gubbins about focal lengths and ratios and suchlike. Was going to use it for bird watching in daylight, but it's not exactly portable is it? Also a few bits melted on delivery, sure Bob's Knobs must do replacements.
Very disappointed anyone wants it pre pre owned it's going on Astronomy Buy and Sell and ebay tomorrow!
Tuesday, 5 January 2021 | P
I'm sure it's good, but I live in Britain so I can't see the point.
Tuesday, 5 January 2021 | Jim
Unfortunately the telescope was broken when first used but has since been fixed and got some nice pictures
Thursday, 26 November 2020 | Nick
Are instructions in Welsh available.
is that a flip flat on the end?
Saturday, 21 November 2020 | C
Does this have an ASCOM driver?
Tuesday, 17 November 2020 | Peter
No doubt the optics in the main OTA are top quality, but these are rendered useless by the lack of suitable mounting points for my Orion SSAG. The only points on the scope with suitable screwpoints to mount the dovetail suffer from obstructed views, caused either by the solar panels or the covers at the front of the OTA. I have therefore been unable to guide with any precision. The only solution I can think of is to get the drill out and make my own mounting points. Either that or try an OAG. Disappointed. Any reasonable offers to purchase welcome, even if just to take it away for spare parts. Offer includes a free Orion SSAG - never used.
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