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Product Review - Bresser Messier AR-127S/635

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 02:19 PM

Product Review - Bresser Messier AR-127S/635 127 mm f/5 Refractor Telescope

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 07:57 PM

Excellent review!

You might be able to tighten up the focuser with strips of light trap material. I use five 3/8 inch wide strips in entry level refractors with good success. They are then able to handle heavier eyepieces without sagging or wobbling around, keeping collimation.

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 09:59 AM

Nice review.  It's good to see the trade-offs identified.


I took a look at the ES AR 127mm and the Bresser.  The ES improvements are better tube rings and a two-speed focuser.


The Bresser currently costs $500 on amazon.  The ES lists $600, with $50 off during sales.


So you have to pay 10-to-20 percent more for a better focuser. 


I think experienced people would choose the better focuser.  However, beginners might rather use that 20 percent for another eye piece.

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