AT16RC Coming this summer
Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:15 PM
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:28 PM
My two AT65EDQ may not be orphans forever then
Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:48 AM
Posted 30 April 2013 - 11:32 AM
Sorry to hear that 110EDQ didn't make it to the market. Appreciated your help re this scope.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:30 PM
Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:39 PM
Are these scopes being discontinued? I have been saving my pennies for any FPL-53 triplet with at least a 600mm f/l for a price less than $2000, and these two scopes were really the only options I could find. The TMB-92 is to short a focal length for me, and the AT130 and TMB130 (and the Tak TSA-102) are out of my present budget range.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:47 PM
We have a 106 here that was a return as they wanted something smaller. The 90EDT is currently on hiatus.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:49 PM
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Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:30 PM
To expensive. Hard to justify the yearly production. I would guess it would be at least $6000. The scope would need to be f/6 or faster and that is getting harder and harder to make.
Seriously? The AT130EDT f/6 is $2995. At least $3000 more to add a field flattener?
Posted 10 May 2013 - 04:54 PM
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:38 AM
Yeah right! I'm just now getting my guiding lined out enough to get round stars on my C8 at 1260mm. I have been eyeing the AT8RC though.
Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:57 PM
As long as everything goes as planned the 16" Truss System RC should be available this summer. $6995 is a steal for a scope of this size and quality.
Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:53 PM
Posted 25 May 2013 - 12:32 PM
The Software Bisque Paramount ME II shows a total instrument payload capacity of 240 lbs. The 95 lbs RCOS 16" is shown on their website as being mounted on the earlier 150 lb payload capacity Software Bisque Paramount ME, so the 240 lb capacity ME II should be able to hold the AT16RC easily.
The Losmandy HGM Titan mount lists a "photographic instrument payload capacity" of 100 lbs (presumably the total payload capacity is greater than that). The HGM Titan should be able to hold the AT16RC.
The Astro-Physics 1600GTO has a total payload capacity of 220 lbs, while the 3600GTO "el Capitan" has a capacity of 300 lbs. Surely both of these mounts should be able to hold the 16" AT R-C comfortably.