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Meade 60mm f/11.7 achro refractor
Vernonscope 94mm f/7 Brandon triplet APO (A-P Optics)
Orion EON 120mm f/7.5 ED APO
8" f/6 Newtonian (Mike Spooner mirror)
Meade 10" f/10 SCT
12" f/5 Meade LightBridge Dob/Newt
Many eyepieces and accessories
Always lusting after large MCT, but never buy one
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Quote:You were rude on the other thread, and I let that pass.Markus can do whatever he wishes. If he makes a 6" f/8 OTA I might bite. I'm not in the market for an objective. I tossed in the longer focal length to allow more latitude for correction, not as an ultimatum.I'm fine with whatever Markus decides to do, and both would be fine with me, though I'd only have interest in the OTA.But I'm not interested in someone else telling me what I should want, if it's different than what they want.
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MarkLeica 8x20; Nikon Action 7x35; Vixen Apex Pro 8x42; Orion 15x63; Docter Nobilem 15x60WO Megrez II 80 FD / APM 107mm f/6.5 / Mewlon 210 on DM-6 + Berlebach Planet
Quote:Actually, if Markus is able to pull this all off, he's going to make a BUNCH of folks VERY happy!!! I'll be one, too!!!
10" OO VX, 6" iOptron Mak-Cass, Orion 100ED
C8HD CG5 EQ
Quote:Hi All,looks to me like some confusion came up, so let me clarify it again.On first look from my designer it looked like the glas for the 6" would be to expensive, but then the manufactur offered his rough price and I saw we are again withhin the required retail price rangeso status of today is- we going to offer a 140 mm F/7 doublet OTA with FPL 53- we going to offer a 152 mm F/8 doublet OTA with FK61- we going to offer the 152mm F/8 lens in cell with adapter for excisting 6" achomat tubesboth models are attractive , so we go with both
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Quote:This all sounds very exciting for refractor fans !I'm about to take delivery of a Skywatcher 150 F/8 fitted with a matched Chromacor II, supplied originally by Markus I believe in 2002.Is it likely that the 6" F/8 objective upgrade package discussed here would be a better performer than the standard objective / Chromacor II combination, assuming that the latter has been properly matched and installed ?.
Quote:I spoke with 4 of the largest vendors in USA and vendors of other countrys regards our new doublets and they are all like that idea very much and promissed to enter them to here line.
Chris TS 65mm EDQ Orion 80ST NEQ6 GoTo Mount ASI120MC Orion StarShoot Autoguider Atik 428EX Canon 550Da (modded)
Celestron Edge 8"
9/11- Never Forget.