Brands:Brand: Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific Soft-sided Carrying Case for ED127, ED127CF, DAR127 and DAR152
I have a 16" f/4.5 and a couple f/5 telescopes. For the longest time, I thought I never needed a coma corrector and felt that I could live without the correction. With my wide field eyepieces, I always had coma on the outer 30% of the field, if not more. I thought it was acceptable until I tried the Explore Scientific HR Coma Corrector.
One of the drawbacks of Newtonian telescopes with "faster" focal ratios is coma distortion. I have an f/4.5 Newtonian and quickly learned this fact when observing stars rather than planets and nebulae. Now, while most people recommend the Tele-Vue Paracorr coma corrector, I found that the Explore Scientific coma corrector appears to work perfectly well with the Explore Scientific eyepieces I already use regularly. Respectable optics as a more modest price than the higher end Tele-Vue optics presents an added bonus.
Great sturdy product. I compared the features to the GSO and Tele Vue Paracorr II models, and decided to give this one a shot. I did a little research beforehand and determined that I would need more in-focus to use this HRCC, so I bought 3 M6-1.0X60mm bolts to move my mirror up the tube of my Z12 Dob.
This is a heavy duty and stiff soft-sided case. The zipper and foam sections and velcro really allow for customization. The only reason for 4 stars and not 5 is because the carrying straps are on the weak side. A nice strong handle would be a big help. My 6-inch Explore Scientific ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet in Carbon Fiber - TED15208CF-HEXDD3 just fits inside and makes moving the 20lbs. scope a breeze compared to the heavy hard case it come with.
I would rate this excellent, and my Baader MPCC as fair. I'll take this item anytime, and you have the flexibility to use visually as well as photographically. Highly recommended.