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SO FAR SO GOOD , WELL BUILT ,
The quality of the scope is very good and the scope arrived well columnated out of the box. As usual anytime I buy astronomy gear the clouds roll in however, I have had the scope out a few times since I received it. I have been able to get some very good photos of the moon, the Orion Nebula as well as some clusters with my DSLR attached. Despite what others say about RC telescopes and viewing the planets I have also been able to use it for viewing Saturn and Jupiter and the views are very good. I'm a still learning this scope, I am much more experienced with wide field refractors, but I am happy with this RC scope even with the learning curve. I think Ill keep it! Clear Skies!
Great scope for a great price
Got this scope in the mail after months of waiting for it on backorder. Got a clear night to test it out and it provided a wonderful image of the Pac-Man nebula. Only complaint I have is that I can’t balance it in the declination axis.
1st Thought on iOptron Photron 150 RC
So far the quality delivery and Service have been great. I reached out about a manual and received a PDF copy right back. Just need clear sky's know for I can get some time with it.
Saw first light with partial moon (still waiting for a clear night to try some deep sky viewing/photography). Two things I wish were included:Collimation lens (must be purchased separately), and a second dovetail receiver on the OTA. Extension rings are very fine thread and I am having to change the back spacing between camera and eyepiece, be careful not to cross thread (warning included in manual). Deep sky imaging results are pending, certainly a reasonable price.