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Very Nice Portable Refractor Telescope

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on February 12, 2014
Over the years, I have observed through all sorts of telescopes from 2" refractors to large-aperture Newtonian reflectors, including some that I made myself. So, I figure it's not too bold to say I know a little bit about star-gazing. I have always heard that a modest 3" refractor is not only an optimum sized telescope for general observing of brighter astronomical targets but handy because of the portability factor. I have been looking for an 80mm to 100mm refractor with a mount and tripod that I could lift and tote by myself. After comparing notes on the internet, I decided to obtain a new Lewenhuk Strike 900 Pro refractor telescope from Optics Planet. Delivery was fast (with basic shipping) and the instrument arrived complete, intact and without any damage. I bought the telescope package that was offered since it had extra goodies like colored filters, mylar sun filter, additional eyepieces, stellar planisphere, observer's guidebook with charts (nice) and a padded carrying case. The additional accessories seemed to be worthwhile so I didn't mind the nominal extra cost.

This model has an equatorial mount and it supports the telescope tube reasonably well. It is stable and secure when the clamp and lock-knobs are tightened on the R.A. and declination axes. Although the slow motion motion controls are nice to have, the tube hits the RA knob in certain orientations; sometimes I'll just remove the knob and track the stars by turning the knurled metal wheel on RA axi...
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