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Quote:I saw that ad also,but I can't find it now. I did see a Astro Physics 8" for $18,000. For that much money you can get a large dob. for sure with money left over for a good used vehicle. -------------------JimBosma 4" f/9.8 refractor-SkyWatcher EQ-2U.O.24mm Konig-1, GSO 15mm SuperviewMinolta 10x50mm SWA, Jason 7x35mm UWA
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Quote:The AP180 f/7 EDF is one of the rarest telescopes to come out of Astro-Physics. With only about a dozen ever made it is truly one of the most coveted scopes for AP collectors. Now is it work $35,000? I think its a bit high actually, especially in this economy. One could buy a gorgeous TEC 180 f/7 on an AP900 or AP1200 and still have a bit left over if they truly wanted a 7" f/7 Apo.In the end its still a 7" telescope no matter which way you cut it. A VERY pricy one at that.
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Quote:Did AP ever make a 9-incher?
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Quote:The TEC 180 for $19K is where I'd put my money.
Quote: My dream set-up is a solar powered, off-the-grid observatory in southern Utah (Everett Ruess country), with a mighty big refractor. That 12" f/12 LZOS would be just the thing.
Quote:Quote:The TEC 180 for $19K is where I'd put my money. Me too. However, if I were in a position to buy the AP, I would.
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Quote:Quote:Did AP ever make a 9-incher? One, they are posting about it in the classic telescope forum. It is the Pearl.I believe there are two, maybe three 10 inchers. I think one of the 10 inch refractors is folded.B.
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Quote:there's a listing for a 7" AP refractor for $35,000! $35,000 buys a BMW, maybe a nice condo in todays real estate market, maybe a 24" RC complete with observatory and a top of the line CCD camera! Am I missing something or this ludicrous? I realize it's an Astro Physics, but it's still a 7" telescope.
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Quote:I'm not in the market for anything costing more than a few hundred bucks right now but I still peruse the refractor section of Amart every now and then. Much to my astonishment there's a listing for a 7" AP refractor for $35,000! $35,000 buys a BMW, maybe a nice condo in todays real estate market, maybe a 24" RC complete with observatory and a top of the line CCD camera!
Quote:The 12" f/12 APM/LZOS triplet is 295,000 Euros
Quote:Oh my! I'll order right away then! - Jim
Quote:Here's an 8" AP for $18,000. This was $35,000 a couple days ago.http://www.astromart.com/classifieds/details.asp?classified_id=754031
Quote: That's a pretty good deal, relatively speaking. Their 8" EDF goes for $50K used, only about a dozen of those as well.
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Quote:Good night nurse! 18k~30k for a single telescope and nothing more..... I made a package deal....my 10"f/15 to include all three spotters(5"f/9, 80mm f/15.6, and a 50mm f/5) custom spotter mounts..an electrical helical focuser(1.25")for Eps. Massive 4" shaft mount with 12" drive gears...and its 8ft 3 sided steel pier. The whole package for 25K...and guess what...it's been on the market for 1.5 years and no serious offers. I guess folks want to spend loads of their money on a smaller scope, then have to spend just as much on a good mount and pier. Oh well.....I get to be the one to use it then. It's hard to sell anything not made by a manufacturer..even if it's well made. I'm keepen it then.Rob
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Quote:Hmm, I thought your dad made that scope?BluemanQuote:Good night nurse! 18k~30k for a single telescope and nothing more..... I made a package deal....my 10"f/15 to include all three spotters(5"f/9, 80mm f/15.6, and a 50mm f/5) custom spotter mounts..an electrical helical focuser(1.25")for Eps. Massive 4" shaft mount with 12" drive gears...and its 8ft 3 sided steel pier. The whole package for 25K...and guess what...it's been on the market for 1.5 years and no serious offers. I guess folks want to spend loads of their money on a smaller scope, then have to spend just as much on a good mount and pier. Oh well.....I get to be the one to use it then. It's hard to sell anything not made by a manufacturer..even if it's well made. I'm keepen it then.Rob
Quote:Quote: That's a pretty good deal, relatively speaking. Their 8" EDF goes for $50K used, only about a dozen of those as well.
The last one on Amart was right at 100K, talk about greed, it was in the ads section for a while and eventually ended up in the auctions, no takers as far as I remember.