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Review of the Apertura AD10 10" Dobsonian

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#1 Olivier Biot

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:45 PM

Review of the Apertura AD10 10" Dobsonian

By Jamie Proffitt.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:52 AM

Thanks for the review. Short and to the point. Do you have a pic?

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:38 PM

The author submitted pictures, they're now in the review.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:30 AM

Great looking scope. I set my Rigel QF in almost the same spot. Enjoy

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:10 PM

Thanks for the review.

After reading it and seeing the pics I can't help but think this looks almost identical to my Zhumell 10" Dob. ;)

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:29 PM

This scope is the same as the Zhumell 10", just different branding but still made by GSO. My question is that all the parts of the extra kit were mentioned except no mention was made of the flocking inside? Did you opt for the extra $150 'astronomers kit' with includes the knob, secondary hand screws, washers, 2nd lens rack, and flocking? Also, is it safe to say that one's chances of getting a good mirror are the same with these scopes (Zhumell's and Aptura) as with Orion? Also, the Argo-Navis folks make setting circles mounts for this (and Zhumell) scopes but you must ship them one of the Alt tension adjustment knobs for modification. You can use this either with their computer or with the SkyMaster computer, but if with Skymaster, they advise getting the 5000 step setting circles rather than the 10,000 step ones. Another question - how was the balance when changing from light to heavy eyepieces? Also, didn't you need to change the eyepiece adapter if going from 1.25 to 2" eyepiece? I am about to pull the trigger on either this scope or its 12" older brother (I have a van). If I thought I wouldn't see that much more with the 12", I'd go ahead for the 10" due to size and handling. Just not sure yet.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:35 PM

the eyepiece debate on a ten inch f/4.9 scope is way over-hyped


Thanks for including this comment. Suspect many people with this class of scope on their radar have wondered how bad the coma really is with general purpose EPs.

Lee






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