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#1 LivingNDixie

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:04 PM

So I am looking at buying one next month. One of my favorite small scopes was the Pronto and I am hopeful this scope will fill that niche again.

So what color did you get and how do you like the scope?

I am personally leaning toward the blue or the white!

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:12 PM

I have the green one. It really is a very nice little scope for the money. The ED optics are very nice and will show less color than the Pronto.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:22 PM

Uh...erm. Mmm...well...mine's pink.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

Preston,

I have the white/silver. Picture on the website is pretty good. I don't have a picture of mine yet. The white/silver is what I would call absolutely beautiful and is actually their signature color. It's a really nice scope. All the colors are nice. I also have a red AT66 and a white AT66 which are the earlier version of the telescope. I like these scopes a lot. :whee:

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:59 PM

Jim,
Did you take Mary's zcope? :)

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

Ouch!

:lol:

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

I got the white one and I'm going to keep it. A decent value.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

Meade Blue for me.

And I just ordered one of those Meade 2" diagonals with a 24mm 2" Meade eyepiece to use in it for $159. Now I don't have to spray paint my 22mm Nagler Blue. :shocked:

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

Preston,
My wife picked up a blue one at NEAF several years ago and loves it. It has less color than my pronto but the pronto delivers a slightly sharper image.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:05 PM

Silver and White and I love the scope. Mine has wonderful mechanics - the stock focuser is awesome. I wish it had a bit more aperature, but I knew that limitation when I bought it. I was tempted to sell it two months ago - but am very thankful that I kept it.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:19 PM

Here's pink versus white/gunmetal:

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The white scope is the new AT60EDT, but it is similar in size and color scheme to the 72mm doublet.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:34 PM

It has less color than my pronto but the pronto delivers a slightly sharper image.
Cliff

Thanks, I was wondering about that.
Although I would think that less color would equal sharper images.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

I have the white and silver one. It is my most used scope. Sold my WO ZenithStar 80FD as it is easier to balance for imaging (doesn't require an extension tube)and seems sharper.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:02 PM

Mine is black, and it works great with my binoviewer.

Jim, every time I see your pink AT I get a craving for strawberry ice cream - no joke!

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:38 AM

Mine is Red picked out by my 6 year old daughter.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

Ed,
If you don't mind me asking. What type of binoviewers do you have.

Ken

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:08 PM

My WO binos work great on the moon in this scope. Surprised the the heck outa me!

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

I had the red AT 66ED, sold it to finance a AT72ED, in red of course, :grin:DA.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

Well, Ed, at least it doesn't make you crave Pepto Bismol. :grin:

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:18 PM

Steve,
Not neccessarily. A better, more smoothly polished lens will provide sharper images than one with better color correction but rougher polish. I am not saying that the AT 72 is blurry or noticebly inferior to the Pronto. If the weater ever clears here I will get them out again and post more definative results.
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:20 PM

They're all really beautifully crafted instruments. I have an anodized blue WO refractor which is gorgeous, and functional (used it last night).

I love the white/silver look, very clean.
I also love the pink scope - could this become a collectable?

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

It could also be variation unit to unit rather maker to maker.

I had a Pronto and also have the pictured AT72ED. Neither of my units had or have very good optics. Other televue scopes models likewise do not always have consistent optical quality unit to unit I've noticed. I'd say the same thing about Long Perng refractors. I have three of them and only one of the three has really excellent optics.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:04 PM

Over the years I had two Rangers, one Pronto and a SV ED70 and a AT ED72,one Ranger performed better than either the other Ranger and the Pronto, both the SV ED70 and the AT ED72 were on par with each other and the equal of the TV scopes or so it seemed to me?, however my memory may be misleading me, as stated earlier their is unit to unit variations to be thrown into the equation as well, DA.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:46 PM

Ed,
If you don't mind me asking. What type of binoviewers do you have.

Ken


Ken, I have an older Orion unit I bought from the CN classifieds. Please feel free to PM me if you want more detailed info.

Ed D

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:44 PM

I'm just curious of what you guys use these cute little scopes for?
Piggyback photography?
Wide field viewing?
Finder scopes?
Terrestrial viewing?
Birding?

I always thought it would be great to have a good quality small refractor.
I bought a Pronto a few years back, but never found a great use for it.
My back yard is not very dark, so I found that deep space objects require more aperture than the little Pronto provided. When looking at the planets anywhere close to 100X, the exit pupil was way too small for my floater infested eyes. [unfortunately]
I thought I could at least use it for wide field viewing from dark sites, but found that if I'm driving to a local "dark" site, or a distant very dark site or star party, I'm not going to bother with such small aperture.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking little scopes.
In fact I'm a little jealous.
I'd love to get an AT72, they look like a great value, but I just have not found the right reason to get one.
So what do these scopes do best?

Steve






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