Last updated: 11 April 2005
Subject: ETX 125 first light with Autostar Sent: Saturday, April 9, 2005 20:09:31 From: Jakob Jorgensen (firstname.lastname@example.org) Finally I have a clear night to test my new ETX 125 UHTC using Autostar!! I went to a nearby school lot with a good view of the sky and set the scope up, aligned and leveled the scope and set it to home position. I then entered the date and time (I did the set up and training the drives when I first got the scope) and did the autostar alignment. the autostar first slewed to Sirrus and it was visible in the finder. I centered it in my 32mm eyepiece and then is slewed to Capella, again visible in the finder and this time also in the eyepiece. I centered again and then did some tests. First I went to Saturn (saw the rings casinni's division), Jupiter (banding was very visible as were 4 moons), Orion Nebula, Pleiades, Double cluster and M37. Every one was visible in the eyepiece! Per a recommendation from your site and an e-mail from one of your reviewers I got some scoptronix eyepieces and am very happy with the results, great value!! i used the 18mm and 32 the most. I am very impressed with this scope and can't wait to get to darker skies! thanks to your book/ site, I was well prepared for my first setup using autostar. Thanks, Jakob Jorgensen
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