Burgess Optical Achro 1278 127mm 5" Refractor Tele
Posted 18 September 2011 - 06:42 AM
By George Stonebreaker.
Posted 25 September 2011 - 03:07 PM
Since I needed to repair the focuser anyway, I looked into replacing it altogether with a 2 speed Crayford. Pretty much any focuser I decided on would have required extra machining to fit it to the scope, so, after discovering that the MoonLite included a custom adapter to screw directly into the existing threads at the back of the Burgess tube, I decided that that was the way to go, and hang the expense.
So, including rings, dovetail, diagonal, focuser, finder, and shipping, I ended up paying close to 6 times the original price for this scope. I use it on my CG5GT.
Would I make the same decisions again? In a heartbeat!
Mr Stonebreaker said it all. This scope is a keeper, and the MoonLite.......... Well, everyone should own one, just so they have a better idea what the word "perfection" means.
Posted 17 October 2011 - 03:45 PM
I do admit, of the 120+mm Achros I've looked through, this one is fer sure a winner..
I'll still keep my AT111EDT though..
Posted 19 October 2011 - 06:00 PM
In between are the ones like yours, the ES127 F6.5 and the slightly smaller 120mm F5s and F8.3's. Many used OTAs are selling for as little as $200
Posted 21 October 2011 - 08:44 AM
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:25 AM
I can't believe the dollar price of these scopes.