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Refractor Apertura 72mm

General Description

Telescope brand:  Apertura
Telescope model:  APT-72EDR
Telescope style:  Refractor
Focal ratio:  5.9
Telescope aperture:  72mm
Focal length:  430mm
Purchased this telescope from High Point Scientific recently to get a little smaller scope to use than the ZenithStar 103mm.
The telescope seems to be as solid as my ZenithStar in build. The only real complaint I have is the dew shield is strictly friction for holding in place, but they do have a large rubber O-Ring mounted behind it to help keep it from sliding I guess.

Customizations

Your Customizations
On the EQ35 Pro, I had to rotate the focuser to the top of the telescope.
When I upgraded the mount to the EQ6-R Pro, I was able to revert the focuser back to the bottom with a slightly upward cant on the left side (as viewing from the rear of the scope) to clear the EQ6-R mount. I also had to move the tightening knobs from the left side (which I normally keep them at) to the right side.
I have added a BeeLink U59 and Pegasus PowerBox Mini to control the equipment with.

General Info

General Info
With the upgrade to the EQ6-R Pro, I am able to control the mount directly via USB.

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Hardware information

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Additional information

Mount Style
Equatorial
Tripod Brand
William Optics
Tripod Model
WO EQ-35
GoTo Equipped
Yes
CCD Equipped
Yes
CCD/DSLR info
ZWO ASI533MC Pro for capture
EAF equipped
Yes
EAF Make & Model
ZWO EAF (5v)
Guide Scope
Apertura 32mm
Guide Camera
QHY 5-II color

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