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#1 Mike Harden

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:34 PM

Updated 9/12/2012

Istar "Pre-Holiday" Scope Sale (while stock lasts)

Hello All, the following complete scopes are in stock, ready to ship
and priced on sale.



Asteria AT 127mm F8 R30 Anastigmatic Telescope - $1893 was $2149

Asteria AT 127mm F12 R30 Anastigmatic Telescope - $1943 was $2199

Ares WFT 150mm F4.7 R30 Anastigmatic Telescope (Comet Hunter) - $1877 was $2121


Phoenix WFT 150mm F5 Classic Achromatic Telescope (comet hunter) - $1495 was $1675


Perseus AT 127mm F8 Classic Achromatic Telescope - $1495 was $1629

Perseus AT 150mm F8 Classic Achromatic Telescope - $1686 was $1825

Perseus AT 150mm F10 Classic Achromatic Telescope - $1774 was $1895

Perseus AT 150mm F12 Classic Achromatic Telescope - $1869 was $1995

Perseus AT 150mm F15 Classic Achromatic Telescope - $1899 was $1998



Forfax LTT 140mm F12 Apochromatic Triplet Telescope - $3990

Optical Tube Assemblies are complete tubes, lens and Istar Focuser (focuser made in the USA).

Feathertouch and Moonlight available.

Tube rings and dovetails for these scopes in stock.

All prices include shipping in the continental US with shipping credit to those outside the US.



For you ATMers we have over 50 lenses in stock. These include Classic Achros in 100mm, 127mm
and 150mm F5 to F15, R30 Anastigmats in 127mm F12 and 150mm F8 also 140mm F12 APO Triplets.

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#2 tonyt

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:26 PM

The red and green colors look quite striking on the black tube.

#3 Mark9473

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:08 AM

I hope you don't mind me asking, but what is an "anastigmatic" lens, and does it mean the others are astigmatic?
Are there any spot diagrams to illustrate the benefits of the R30 lenses?
Is there a minimum Strehl value guaranteed?

#4 Mark9473

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:21 PM

Still curious ...

#5 tonyt

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:54 AM

Might be best to email Mike directly Mark. I suspect Anastigmatic refers to reduced off-axis astigmatism - it seems to be a bit of a rubbery term.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:47 AM

I hope you don't mind me asking, but what is an "anastigmatic" lens, and does it mean the others are astigmatic?
Are there any spot diagrams to illustrate the benefits of the R30 lenses?
Is there a minimum Strehl value guaranteed?

I'm no optical guru....just an amazed and highly satisfied anastigmatic lens owner and user! :shocked: Mike

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#7 tomharri

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:25 PM

Anastigmat- free from coma, astigmatism, spherical aberrations. The best between achromatic and APO?

Aplanat- corrected for spherical aberration. Stellarvue's little 80mm sure was nice.






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