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#26 Gary BEAL

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 03:00 AM

Any idea of tube OD please, what size rings will be required.
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 08:23 AM

They should be ready with the scopes. I am trying to get final pricing today.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 08:24 AM

In the next 30 days.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 08:08 AM

Mike
Please hold one for me too at NEAF
Ill send you a Pm with my name and any other info you will need.
Thanks

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 12:05 PM

MIke:
what's the image circle on the 8"? :) I have an M25C!

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 09:19 AM

I believe it is right at 42mm, but I may be incorrect.

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 06:20 PM

Hey, I noticed the pic of the case on the AT8RC has disappeared from the page on astronomics. Does it not come with a case any more?

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 12:59 AM

When the price went to $1395, the case went away.

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 02:46 PM

Also, what is the thickness of the spider vanes and how do they compare to the Vixen VC200L?

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:41 AM

They are a lot finer than the VC200L... I look forward to seeing a lot of real world tests to determine how this goes VS a VC200L..

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:46 PM

Thanks Alex. When I measured the vanes from published photographs of the tubes I get about 5mm to 6mm for the Vixen and about half that for the AT8RC. Your information confirms my crude measurements.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 09:51 AM

Hi Micheal

Are there any independent reviews of this product yet? To my knowledge I have not seen one yet, and I know of 4 people including my self that are considering this scope but are waiting for a review. If there has been one could you point me to it and I will surely past it on to my friends who are interest too.

All the best

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 07:47 AM

Mike -
A few quick questions -
When will the larger versions be available (16") ?
As a large chip user - Is the corrector/flattener available now ?

Thanks !

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 01:43 PM

Mike -
A few quick questions -
When will the larger versions be available (16") ?
As a large chip user - Is the corrector/flattener available now ?

Thanks !


Id like to know when the Corrector/flattener will be available also.
Thanks

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 03:48 PM

Look for reviews in the coming months from various mags.

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 03:50 PM

The plan is the 10, 12 and 16 will be at NEAF. I hope they will be production ready end of May/mid June.

The corrector/flattener is finished for the 8, the 6 and 10 are being finished and the rest should be ready with the scopes.

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 03:58 PM

Thanks Mike sounds good. Cant wait till Neaf!

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 05:20 PM

When will the reducer/corrector for the 8" RC be available for order?

I'd be very interested in picking one of these up, but as the reducer would also be a corrector, I'd rather have both the scope and R/C on the same order.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 07:01 PM

What will the cost of the reducer/correctors be?

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 08:11 PM

I hope it will be available soon. The "plan" is to be available with the scope. I don't have a price, but I suspect sub $200 hopefully sub $150.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 10:30 PM

Is there official pricing on the 10" yet? i Have seen 2795. Is the price anticipated to drop as it did with the 6 and the 8". Will the 10" be available at neaf?

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 07:47 AM

The 10" is still going to be $2795. There will not be multiple pieces at NEAF. We hope to have stock Juneish.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 05:59 AM

Michael,

can you point me to the link on your website where the corrector/flattener can be purchased? I am taking delivery of the GSO version of this scope and think I will need that piece of equipment.






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