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#1 dlapoint

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:47 PM

I just received this telescope. It looks fantastic, carbon fiber tube, nice focuser. The case is over sized and can hold 5 eps and a diagonal. The scope looks more like a 70mm than an 80mm. The focuser is one I have not seen before but works very well. It has a few bumps when I rotate it. dew shield works very well. The scoce seems to have a sleeve with many baffles in it.
Its cloudy of course but I was able to do some day time viewing. Optics seem to be sharp. There was a hint of ca on tree branches at med power. But other than that is was as sharp as any apo I have looked though. I always use the same distant tree for testing optics. Now just waiting for clear skies

#2 dlapoint

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:02 PM

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#3 Mike4242

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:50 AM

Wow! That is one gorgeous scope. Congrats on the new glass! :waytogo:

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:12 PM

Nearly got one myself, ended up getting the Orion ED80F7.5, a bit less money but had to get some rings as a set I had in my possesion were no good for the job, the scope you got is lovely, case as well for a very reasonable price,enjoy,DA :waytogo:

#5 dlapoint

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:42 PM

I used to own an ed80, I'm looking forward to see how the ct80 fairs out.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:51 PM

Looks like the 80mm Eon I own minus the carbon fiber. If you have the sane optics it's a great scope.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:58 PM

Looks like one from Long Perng. Very nice.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:14 PM

Well I had a chance for a short first light. Between the sky glow and the moon, there was not a lot of stars to look at. So I focused on the moon. I was able to use 213x and have a nice sharp image. There was just a hint of ca. Much better than my SV70.(ca) So far all things are looking good. I wonder why, more vendors don't carry this scope. Its like an eon 80 with a carbon fiber tube for less money.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:57 PM

Very pretty OTA. If it's the same cell as my equinox has, it'll be a treat every night it gets out.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:49 AM

Hi Derek,
I bought the same one about a year ago and I am enjoying it immensely. I have it teamed up with my ATIK 3l4-e monochrome CCD for imaging. I have just received an Orion .80x focal reducer but haven't been able to try it out yet due to conisistently cloudy nights for what seems like eons. Terrible. But this scope has a heavy duty focuser that is supposed to carry a 10lb payload. Check out the SkyWatcher Espirt...quite a bit more but check the focuser...I believe it is the same one on the CDN Telescopes 80mm APO (See Sky News Mar/Apr 2012). I found I had to tighten the tension allen screw SLIGHTLY to eliminate slippage but the focuser action is still very smooth. The 2 speed crayford makes fine focusing a breeze. Try a 3X Barlow on Jupiter...it works very well on this scope.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:25 PM

I,m glad you like your scope. I was not sure if anyone else had one. if the scope works as good as it looks, I will be happy. I know what you mean about the weather, it's been the same here. one question gor you, do you notice any ca? I will also check out the focuser.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:44 PM

Hi Derek,
I can't say I've noticed. Here is a picture I took with my ATIK 3l4e, Antares 6.3 SCT (Yes SCT!) focal reducer and the CDN Telescopes 80mm apo. I can't see any distortion at the edges. I'm waiting to use my new Orion .80x reducer, designed for this type of refractor. There might be a bit of blurr, but that's due to layering in my processing of the image.
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#13 Scott Beith

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:51 PM

Congrats on the new scope!

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:01 PM

Thanks scott. Randall that is a great picture.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:29 AM

That's a fine looking refractor Derek. Just have to wait for these Moncton clouds to part! :)
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:51 AM

Out of interest whats the verdict on the durability of CF tubes, are they prone to scratching, and how are the lens cells and focusers attached, glue??,DA.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:43 PM

Mike as you know we have had one cloudy winter/spring. Can't wait to get this baby under the stars






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