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#1 frebie

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:27 PM

The Astro-Tech AT6RC 6" Ritchey-Chrétien astrograph will soon be available again from stock. The price will be $399, including a 1" and 2" extension ring for fine-tuning the back focus. Here's a link for pre-orders:

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:49 PM

That's wonderful news, and a good price for a great little ... er medium sized scope.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:48 PM

Awesome....was waiting to buy one but wasn't sure if they ever were coming back...do you know an estimated MONTH they will be in stock....I only have July - Sept as a window here in the far NW....if it will be after that, i will just wait or look for a used one.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:44 AM

We hope it will be on the shipment that arrives after we move into our new location which should be in June.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:26 AM

This is great news and I hope it continues in production.

Mine was a great "little" scope, visually and photographically. I only let it go because I felt somewhat gulity keeping it for visual observing while all the imagers were begging for it. :)

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:23 PM

Can folks who have this scope chime in on how it performs visually? I am looking for an outreach scope in the 6 inch range to ride on my Nexstar 6/8 mount and was considering the C6, but the AT 6RC would be somewhat less, if it performs decently with an eyepiece.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:15 PM

Must... resist... the... urge... to... buy... another... scope...

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:00 PM

You....need.....another.....scope......









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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:35 PM

Mine worked okay visually. The super large CO knocked down the contrast, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. The scope cooled down quicker and the external focuser worked very well. I also don't remember seeing any excessive FC or coma.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:21 AM

Caught up with the rest of the lemmings I purchased it at $299. Then of course the rings and used it visually for a while. It gave a nice view. It worked well with an Orion Video Cam. Then sold it to a guy who wanted it for AP. Like all AT equipment it was a really good value for the money. Glad to see that it will be available again.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:17 PM

I have used mine (bought used) for visual and also AP and as far my opinion it works ok for visual, and down right great for Ap work. Visual it does lack du to contrast but when doing star parties most people dont know the difference, untill they look at same object thru larger SCT.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:07 PM

Slighty OT, but any update on the AT130?

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:18 PM

Lenses are in process at the moment. A very small batch should be ready in the next 4-6 weeks.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:06 PM

Any news on the field flattener/reducer?

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:46 PM

Lenses are in process at the moment. A very small batch should be ready in the next 4-6 weeks.


Hi Mike, is this post in reference to my question about the AT130 or the AT6RC?

If its the AT130, would an order placed in May have a good chance of being on that short list to get one?

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:08 PM

You would be in great shape as we stopped taking orders for a while.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:09 PM

Is there a ship on the horizon yet?

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:43 PM

The price was higher then anticipated so the price actually will increase 7/1/2012 to $499, but we will honor all units sold before that date.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:30 PM

Any more word on the AT6RC's? ....Hoping to be up and running by the next new moon.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:28 PM

We're waiting on a shipment of the 1" and 2" extension rings that are now being included with the 6RC. As soon as they arrive we will start shipping.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:45 PM

Any idea when the other AT RCs will be back in stock - specifically, the AT8RC? Also, will the price for the AT8RC be the same $1395 when it is back in stock? My little Tak FS-60 & Orion 110ED just don't have a big enough image scale for those smaller faint fuzzies for AP, and the AT8RC would be perfect on my CGEM.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:01 PM

We had an order come in in July, but it went out the door as soon as it made it here. The next order is September.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:41 PM

Mike,

Any word on that small batch of AT130s??

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:52 PM

Im still trying to find info on the "rumoured" 16" carbon truss RC....I have seen a schematic

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:18 PM

We are getting a couple of the small batch in the next 10 days. The 16" still vapor at this point. I know it is being worked on, but no solid date in sight.






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