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#1 HCR32

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:53 AM

Ready for first light.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:07 AM

Ready for first light.


Congratulations :bow: :bow: :bow:

This scope is for sure one of the best out there.

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#3 Mike Clemens

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:42 AM

Looks great. Show us more.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:47 AM

Still these picture where taken before first light.
First light happened shortly after this photo shoot and let me tell you this scope is something special.

The mount on the other hand is given me issues with goto. Might ask the question in mount forum.

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#5 HCR32

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:50 AM

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:51 AM

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:26 AM

Beautiful setup Peter! I hope you've found your `keeper'. :fingerscrossed: :)

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:08 AM

Seeing that a crisp visual image is what im looking for and from what I saw on some of the brighter stars Im in love!

I really hated the M250's diffraction spikes this thing is a beast with zero color on sirius and Im sure I saw a split unless I was dreaming @ 224x this scope can't be that good can it?

Seeing wasnt the greatest so I have to hold myself back on giving to much information about its performance. Ill get it out and wait till the seeing settles and ill let everyone know what I really think. Feel free to ask question though happy to share my first experience.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:11 AM

WOW! VERY nice! :bow:

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:26 AM

Beautiful scope, and pics!! Looking forward to reading anything and everything you have to say about your experience with it.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:39 AM

The mount on the other hand is given me issues with goto. Might ask the question in mount forum.


For the questions on the GOTO I suggest that you post your question on ap-ug, that is the best place and you will get a quick reply possibly from Roland himself.

Vahe

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:44 AM

:bigshock: :jump: :bow:

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:45 AM


The mount on the other hand is given me issues with goto. Might ask the question in mount forum.


For the questions on the GOTO I suggest that you post your question on ap-ug, that is the best place and you will get a quick reply possibly from Roland himself.

Vahe


Nit pick, go to the ap-gto group:

AP GTO mount discussion group

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:55 AM

may you have many wonderful nights hcr32 you now have
the entire CN green with envy hahaha

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:33 PM

FANTASTIC SETUP! CONGRATULATION HCR32!

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

WOW! What a beautiful setup you have. :bow: :bow: :bow:

My little 140 was my dream come true; I'll bet your 160 is simply more and better!

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:59 PM

My scope journey over the past 18month saw me own three refractors, two SCT, and DK. Let me tell you refractors are special instruments that offer the user a balanced combination of what all the other types of scopes have to offer. The difference between the 140 and 160 are small but noticeable. I just think that when ppl increase aperture they expect to much. I didn't know what I wanted I just knew it had to be quality and going of memory looking through my friends 140 it's there as well. Maybe we can side by side them one day.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

Ha ha! Told you you'd be happy with this over the Mewlon! Congrats!!

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:24 PM

You where right Johnny about the move, but credit to the m250 it has refractor like views but they just need to get ride of those dame spikes. If they could manage that then I'll buy a M300 for special nights.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:25 PM

Congrats on the new scope. It's a beauty.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

That is a scope for a life time. I am sure you will get a lot of pleasure out of the scope and mount. I love my TEC 140 and my AP900GTO. The mount pointing works fine for me. Make sure your clock and timezone are correct. Just recalibrate on a bright star near your objects of interest. If you move to a different part of the sky just recalibrate on another bright star. This method will alway put the target of interest on my camera sensor.

Hope you have a chance to use your scope under extremely dark skies. Thats when you really can appreciate what the scope is capable of.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

Beautiful scope, Peter--congrats! :cool:

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:49 AM

Congrats on the new TEC 160FL and welcome to the 160 club. Enjoy the views!

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:27 AM

Congratulations. It's beautiful and very good scope. Big APO refractor around 6" is also my dream scope but for now i will stick with my evostar 120. :)

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:48 AM

Ready for first light.


Beautiful.

I am strictly visual and have a AP155 F/9 which is just about ideal for visual applications in this size aperture. I am not in the market for a 6” class apo at this time but if I ever decide to get one I will only consider a fluorite system over ED.

That said I recently asked Yuri if he would make me a 160 FL F/9 visually optimized apo, well he did not outright reject the idea but at least he was kind enough to give a slight hope of getting one by offering a 1:1000000 chance of he ever producing such a visual optimized scope.

Now I am waiting!

Vahe






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