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#26 Whichwayisnorth

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:06 PM

You are more than welcome to send me one to test for you.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:31 AM

I appreciate your offer, but I could lose an awful lot of telescopes that way.
You are more than welcome to buy one to check out yourself.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:26 AM

Rendered view of the 45 degree version to be in production soon. The eyepiece head can be rotated.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:41 AM

This scope has an anti gravity lift device. Better than a goto. :lol: :lol: :lol:

#30 Wes James

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:58 PM

Hahaha!!! I'll bet the mount's action is as smooth as can be!!
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:34 PM

It's helium filled, so you need to tie it down. :lol: :lol:

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 03:54 PM

Are there plans for an astro version? Such a lightweight/compact scope with decent aperture would be a very nice option for campers, motorcycle riders and owners of very small cars (I have a Miata). Not to mention travelers on commercial aircraft. It need not even have to have a diagonal as most amateurs already have one or more. A 2-inch focuser would be almost a necessity.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:01 AM

Hi StarStuff1, we do have plans for astro versions of the Firefly - from 90mm aperture up to 205mm or even larger. All have 2 inch Crayford focusers. The 90mm f10 will be around 26 inches long, weigh in at 1.5lb, and will be around US$1200, depending on the volume of sales. Diffraction-limited on-axis, with a 2 degree field of view. Lowest power is 30x, going up to 200x. Can be used terrestrially as well, with closest focus about 50 feet.






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