Ravenna, Italy, EU
user since: 2003
Site Classification: Urban
Moon, Sun, Planets
best view: Jupiter
telescopes: Meade ETX 125
you remember the
first day using your refractor?. Experiences?, Observing?. Did you
the date (year)?
The first indoor first
light took place on 12 Dec
2002, shortly after receiving my second hand Telementor from England.
After having observed
through the Telementor of my
friend John Ryan, during a meeting in Spain in Sept 2002, I decided to
is you favourite
observing site?. Conditions of the site (weather, limiting magnitude,
transparency, "seeing".., etc)?
Living near the center of
town is not worthy to
observe from my backyard cause to heavy light pollution in cooperation
misty weather conditions typical of this area. My favorite observing
situations are together with
friends, in the countryside around Ravenna (we have a friend, Ilario,
us very often in his terrace) and at Star Parties.
type of sky objects
do you prefer to observe with your Telementor/Telemator?
Mainly solar System
objects, Sun, Moon and Planets.
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, probably Mercury transit on 7 May
eyepieces do you
use?. Other accesories?
I use the eyepieces I got with my Telementor, a H25 +
Orthos 16 and 10. I have other eyepieces but their are rubbish in
I have a Televue mirror
diagonal. Honestly I wanted to
get a cheaper Chinese diagonal but, as I gave the duty to my friend
get it, he phoned me that he didn’t want to buy such a poor accessory
Zeiss lens, and gently forced me to get this one – he was very wise, as
you compared the
small Zeiss with other telescopes?. What were your experiences on this?
On 26 April 2005 I met
with friends for observing
Antares occultation by the Moon and got with me both my scopes,
ETX 125. I must say that the single star observing (Arcturus) gave
result, but no history at all on hi-res observing. Jupiter and double
(Epsilon Bootis) gave no chance to the ETX, completely super-seeded by
The revenge of ETX was on
M13 in Hercules.
The result of the showdown?
As Ilario, a friend of mine, stated: “You need both
telescopes, one for sharp and contrast planetary viewing, the other one
bit of deep-sky observing”.
you happy with
your refractor?. Pros and cons?
I am very happy.
Pro: astonishing sharp lens!
Cons: other telescopes, my ETX125 too, seems poorly
made near this small jewel.