Ravenna, Italy, EU
Telementor user since: 2003
Observing Site Classification: Urban
sky objects: Double stars, Moon,
Telementor's best view: Moon
Other telescopes: Takahashi FS102, Televue Pronto,
you remember the
first day using your refractor?. Experiences?, Observing?. Did you
the date (year)?
As my telescope is an ATM
project based on C63 Zeiss lens, it’s hard to say the exactly first
there was some test-and-adjust work around the telescope before the
Probably the first light
during a public night in June 2003.
The telescope was on my
equatorial mount and it was a surprise to observe Jupiter – there
“haze effect” typical of most small – and roughly made – telescopes!
I got some “off-socks”
of my favourite double stars – Mizar, Albireo, Epsilon Lyrae.
The manual pin-point star
is you favourite
observing site?. Conditions of the site (weather, limiting magnitude,
transparency, "seeing".., etc)?
I have not a good
observatory, as I live not far from the center of town, so light
More, after some people
window crashed by thieves, most neighbours have set up backyard lights
with the latest corner of darkness.
I like very much to ga
town and in the countryside with telescope, observing manuals and, most
important, friends to share the beauty of the universe.
type of sky objects
do you prefer to observe with your Telementor/Telemator?
I am most intrigued by
stars, both famous doubles (Algieba, Mizar) and unknown (like many
It’s very nice to observe
couple of 8/8.5 magnitude and 5” separation; you are sure the you
belong to a
small group of people that have observed such a hidden jewel …
is your best achieved
view or the most incredible view you have got with the Telementor?.
is the most beautiful sky object observed with your refractor?
Well, hard to say,
our Moon at first quarter. Very sharp details!
eyepieces do you
use?. Other accesories?
I use mainly Televue
eyepieces, Plossl from 10.5 to 32 mm, a 15.4 mm Svarowski and, top of
eyepiece collection, Naglers 7 and 4.8 mm.
you compared the
small Zeiss with other telescopes?. What were your experiences on this?
I must say the Telementor
much better of Televue Pronto in high res observing.
Toward the Takahashi, ok,
history, the Tak has bigger diameter and terrific overall quality, but
admit that observing with the Telementor is like to drink a very good
observations have a very particular and unique taste …
you happy with
your refractor?. Pros and cons?
I am very happy.
More, I love my own work
to set up the telescope.
Pro: the quality of the
A typical “conversation-stopper” at star parties :-)
Cons: the diameter is
you get a fatal attraction toward bigger Zeiss lenses.
Nah, I don’t like to
the car, the roads are always full of traffic, the motor makes a lot of
and drink too much fuel.
Much better to get an APQ