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Targets for C90 mak

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:51 pm
by Cheesefries0707
Hi all!

I'm new and I just want to say this forum is awesome! Anyway I just bought a c90 scope with a celestron zoom 8-24mm and have since spent hours looking at the moon's crater, jupiter as well as saturn! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

I was wondering what other targets are easy for the c90 considering the high level of light pollution in Singapore? I've read that DSO can't really be seen with the c90, especially so in Singapore, is it true?

Many thanks!

Re: Targets for C90 mak

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:56 pm
by haejae
Have a C90 too, try M42 when orion is visible. Surprisingly sharp and contrasty on a spotting scope:>

Re: Targets for C90 mak

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:57 am
by Hardwarezone
Can try making a DIY lens shade to cover the front of the scope , and maybe DIY a flock sleeve for the baffle tube that goes inside the mirror.
Search around on cloudynights forum , there were some threads from year 2013-14 with photo comparison.
Modifying the baffle tube to be less reflective can help improve contrast on daytime view and bright lunar.
I did it back then with IIRC a rolled up rectangle 5cm x 12cm black nylon flock fabric. Made a stopper collar so it doesn't slide into the scope.
For the front shade , a $3 big roll of black foam sheet (no glitter) works ok but not easy to secure it over the "hump" on the scope tube.