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M33 Triangulum Revisited

So, to start the Esprit Journey proper, we chose a simple, single frame target, which we visited before in 2019. The capture session was live, but here is the first draft of post-processing the data:

M33

This is clearly superior to the Startravel 120T!

Here is the capture session in progress, recorded live, exposure by exposure, I apologise for not being an active commentator, and lots of sounds in the background:

Esprit 120ED Pro Arrival

OK, Well the Esprit 120ED Pro has finally arrived. So a few unboxing photos, which I will follow up with a video comparing the upgrade from the Achromatic StarTravel 120T to this new Apochromatic scope, in particular testing out the Sesto Senso 2 on the Esprit, and comparing it with the DC Motor on the StarTravel.

Above, the box it came in.
Feeling like Russion Dolls
Now what might be inside this quality case.
Looks like they used a ED100 allocated focuser on this 120ED
It is definitely a Esprit 120ED though

I am told that there should not be any difference between the ED100 and the ED120 focusers, they are the same model, the only difference is the sticker, which I will either remove, or it might drop off with dew in time.