Sooo.....it makes you wonder if/when people who don't have the last name Borel or Simon are going to be able to order/buy one of these.
I love the idea of a ridiculously fast Newtonian. I've looked long and hard at the PowerNewts as well as the pricier offerings from AG Optical and ASA. I just can't get past the huge diffraction spikes that show up in the images....or I'd probably have one already.
Now a 12" f/2.8 Newtonian with a carbon fiber tube and curved vane spider....& feathertouch focuser mated to my ST-8300 & filters would be a match made in heaven for my typical seeing conditions.
Very nice image Kfir. It's one more reason to give the Powernewts serious consideration.