I recently discovered that Takahashi have discontinued making the Sky 90 – mad decision IMO. And this comes at a time when I was looking to replace the TS80 with a Sky 90 giving me a mini-WASP array with 3 x Sky 90 refractors and a 200mm lens – all with M26C OSC CCD cameras. By sheer coincidence an astronomer colleague found himself with a mint Sky 90 (collimatable version!!) for sale. Needless to say I have bought this together with the camera angle adjuster and the f#4.5 reducer corrector.
So the new mini-WASP configuration will be 3 x Sky 90 refractors and a Canon 200mm lens for imaging, and a Megrez 80mm guide scope.
I have this terrible niggle to put a 4th Sky 90 in the frame and use off axis guiding on one of the Sky 9os, but I know that I will become severely cheesed off with the limitations that this sort of guiding will bring. So at all costs I must resist!!
The new Sky 90 has come along just in time for the longer nights and all the Winter goodies – now all we need are the clear Moonless skies – something that was totally missing last Winter 🙁