Post a picture of your refractors (PART 5)
Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:51 PM
Cheers. Very rare indeed. According to some forums, there were only two made at this aperture/focal length. Mine has serial ST6EDF05 so I don't know if the story is true (05 would indicate 5th one in that run?). I have only seen another one around - Mike Sidonio had it in Australia.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:02 AM
I hope it's ok to post:)
Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:20 AM
Ok these are not telescopes but they are like mini apos!
I hope it's ok to post:)
Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:36 AM
Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:13 AM
The zoom lenses are actually quite good but I'm expecting better results from my primes. I have not used the 100-400 much but I definitely want to test it out:)
....I left out the 24-70 f2.8 but I wonder if that works well for very wide field shots.
I heard great things about the Nikon 180 f2.8!
Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:27 PM
Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:53 PM
Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:17 PM
So here's the little refractor I enjoyed more than the 8" SCT it sat on.
Currently thinking about taking the hobby again after 10 years of being scopeless but this time I'm angling towards much lighter and smaller, with fewer parts (grab n' go + computerized easy align & go to). Something like an 80mm (or possibly 102mm) Lunt ED OTA + a diagonal, adapted to a Celestron Nexstar mount and with a single Hyperion 8-24mm zoom and a 3x barlow to look mostly at Jupiter, Saturn and the moon, and the occasional DSO. Money is much scarcer now so I cannot go for things like Televue. Anyway, like I said, just starting to consider this.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:15 PM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:21 PM
We'll see how the G11 handles it, though the G11 handles my C14 just fine and that beast needed another 11 pound weight
Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:24 PM
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:36 PM
My new-to-me APM/TMB 175 F8. It's been around a few owners before me and is the same unit that was reviewed here on CN in 2004.
But, I can't understand why a 7 inch apochromat would go through so many owners.
If I owned a big refractor like that I don't think I'd bother with any other scope.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:39 PM
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:01 PM
> that your mount was used.
Not the G11... I flipped it off the back of a truck once by accident : )
Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:50 PM
That is a beautiful telescope.
Best, Linda B.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:59 PM
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