A review of the Levenhuk 80mm triplet
Posted 09 November 2013 - 10:56 AM
By Richard Flinn
Posted 23 November 2013 - 12:38 AM
Posted 30 November 2013 - 04:15 PM
Posted 02 December 2013 - 08:44 AM
I have a Meade 6000 in transit as I type this!
Posted 02 December 2013 - 08:47 PM
Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:43 AM
sayitfast, I dont think you can wrong with any of these choices. Just remember you will need to be fine with the f/6.6 optics of the GTF-81. Since it has a built-in flattener I dont think you'll be able to use a reducer. I wanted something faster than my previous f/6.5 AT65EDQ and the f/6 triplet gives you more versatility. I can use a regular flattener and keep it 480mm and f/6 or use the 0.8X reducer/flattener and have a 384mm f/4.8 scope. Since I am starting to get into narrowband imaging I was wanting a faster telescope. Happy scope hunting! You have some nice equipment now.
Posted 17 December 2013 - 06:15 PM
Why do you want to replace your at8in?
Mainly because of the collimation hassle. Also, the tubes are rather thin and I'm afraid I'll have another problem once I add my CCD with filter wheel. I love it otherwise. I might keep it if I can find a carbon fiber tube for it.