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#1 bouffetout

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:31 AM

My choice is made...I ordered the StellarVue SV80ST-25SV
80mm ,480mm focal length ,f/6
Reputation and quality of the product and service ...
I should recieve it in about 3 weeks...
Can't wait !
Maxx

#2 Tmohr36

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:37 AM

You're going to love that one, Maxx! I have an SV102ED-25SV and couldn't be happier! Wonderful telescope with excellent optics. Yours is a triplet, so even better. A superb choice, IMO!

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:39 AM

Congrats; post pics when you get it. Did you get FT option? Thx

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:18 AM

Thank you Tom ,I can't wait to put it to the test...
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:22 AM

Thank you ! No I didn't choose the feathertouch since the new 25SV 2.5" focuser are up to the task ...
Maxx

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:35 AM

Congrats on your new scope! That should give nice wide views!

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:47 AM

Congrats, Maxx! As others have said, post pics of the new baby when it arrives!

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:23 AM

Thank you ! I did not have a wide view with the 8SE...now with both scopes I cover a lot more sky... :jump:

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

Thank you Chris ! I will take pictures of it and with it ! :grin:

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:42 AM

Enjoy it. I just purchased the same scope from Vic the other day. Mine is due to be delivered on Tuesday. This will be my 2nd Stellarvue scope. I also have the SV110ED which I purchased last fall. Vic has some quality refractors and you won't be let down.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:59 AM

Congrats on your decision. I broke down and ordered its slightly larger cousin, the SVR90T-25SV. I have never owned a StellarVue, but like you I was swayed by the great reputation and quality reports.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:01 AM

Congrats on the new scope! :)

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:24 AM

Thank you Hans ! Everybody seems to know Vic and his wife and all I heard about them is always very positive. That was part of my decision...
Maxx

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:26 AM

Thank you Keith ! And congratulations on your scope too !
Their reputation is a major factor why I bought their product !
Maxx

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:34 AM

I found a SV80S with LOMO glass but it slipped in my hands like a wet soap...Another one got the deal...
But I don't think I will regret it...They have the best reputation !
Thank you man !
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:47 PM

Congrats on the new scope, Maxx--I think you're really going to like it. I owned one for a couple of years a few years ago and really enjoyed using it.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:06 PM

Thank you Scott ! I'm just hoping that the curse of the new scope doesn't hit me... :lol:
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:32 AM

Thank you ! I did not have a wide view with the 8SE...now with both scopes I cover a lot more sky... :jump:


This is exactly why I started down the road to disaster, er, I mean refractor. I got an ST80, loved the wide views, but not the poor contrast or abundant false color.

Like Keith, I jumped on the appreciation sale. I was fortunate enough to get a little viewing last night, just hours after opening the box. I was particularly pleased with M42 using the 8.8ES82.

It clouded up quickly, but I must have caught the cloud monster unawares, and slapped together the scope and snuck in some EP time before the curse woke him up.

Here's hoping he dozes off for you as well!

Clear skies,
David

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:24 PM

I ordered the StellarVue SV80ST-25SV
80mm ,480mm focal length ,f/6



Very nice! Vic makes some sweet scopes and yours is definitely one of them. :waytogo:

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:06 PM

My choice is made...I ordered the StellarVue SV80ST-25SV
80mm ,480mm focal length ,f/6
Reputation and quality of the product and service ...
I should recieve it in about 3 weeks...
Can't wait !
Maxx


Maxx,

Mine arrived yesterday and it's hard to put into words how pleased I am with this scope. I had been going back and forth between the 80 and the 90Raptor which is on sale. I finally called Vic one morning asked if he still had the 80 in stock and could ship the same day. Answer was yes and it was a done deal.

Of course clouds moved in last night and are expected to be around for some time with the possibility of a winter storm this week-end. I did manage about 10 minutes of viewing Jupiter last night under so so viewing conditions before the clouds rolled in. Now, this was the first time I have ever looked thru a triplet and I was more than pleased with the view with a Delos 6mm at 80X. The view was very good along with the clarity and contrast. I didn't really allow the scope to cool properly so I know even better viewing will come.

You will be a 'happy camper'. :)

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:21 PM

Thank you very much Hans !I just hope mine doesn't stick in the customs too long... :grin:
Congratulations for your new toy !
Maxx

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:55 PM

Congrats on your new scope! Now get a Mallincam for it!
I had a Nextstar 8 for a while They make great OTA's if you every decide to defork it and get a GEM.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:46 PM

Thank you Ross !
I have a GEM look at my signature.
Cheers !
Maxx






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