CPC 9.25 TV 76, 102, NP 101 Unitron 114 Gibraltar mount Half Hitch Mk III SolarMax 90 .7A/B15 Coronado PST Eyepieces from the sublime to the ridiculous
Scott my scopes: a few refractors (50-102mm), 2 Newts (4.5-12"), and an 8" SCT
WO Megrez 120 ED on GP Mount
WO ZenithStar 80 ED II on Porta II
10" Meade LightBridge/Paracorr
Orion ED 100 on Polaris Mount
Astro-Tech 8" f6 Dob
Bushnell Ares 5
Meade 226 2.4" f11.7
SpaceScope 2.4" f15
Quote:If you can throw light on the topic or offer your 2 cents, I appreciate it.
Quote:In searching, I don't see where Vic has ever said he uses FPL-53 in the 115T.
Quote:Quote:In searching, I don't see where Vic has ever said he uses FPL-53 in the 115T.He would never use it, since he doesn't make telescopes. He may have been extremely instrumental in selecting it from a catalog however...
Binoculars: Miyauchi Saturn III - 33/39/50/71/150x100, WO 22x70ED, Fujinon 16x70 FMT-SX Pentax 10x50 PCF-V, 10x43 DCF-SP, 6.5x21 Papilio
Nikon 10x35 EII, 7x35 E, 8x30 EII, 8x23CF AS Diplomat
B&L 7x26 Custom
Scopes: C9.25, TMB130SS/FT, SV80S-LOMO 80/480
Quote: And if I'm reading this correctly, you guys are saying that SV, AT, and ES are in many cases essentially the same scopes?
Scopes: 190mm SW Mak-Newt @ f/5.3 & 90mm SV Raptor Triplet @ f/7Cameras: Atik 383L+ mono w/ EFW2 FW with Astrodon filters & Canon XSi 450D (Modded)Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO mount guided with QHY5 KWIQ guiderSoftware: Sequence Generator Pro; PixInsight; Photoshop CS5Best investment: Stone Garden Observatory - Bortle 4 (Green)
Backyard + Observatory + Blue Zone = Heaven
Istar 127 f12 R30 & Tak FS78 on a DSC G11
VSO - C8 XLT and Stellarvue F80M2 on DSC GEM
Solar - Lunt 60THa B1200 on Vixen Super Polaris
Quote:Not seeing much on the net on the Astro-Tech 106, with regard to personal experiences... And if I'm reading this correctly, you guys are saying that SV, AT, and ES are in many cases essentially the same scopes?
Celestron CG-5⁴, CGEM², C6-N, C6, C8, Nexstar 8SE, 6SE, ONYX 80 EDF, Orion ST 80 A Vixen R130SF w/Porta II mount William Optics ZS110 ED APO, FLT 132 Triplet APO, SV70 ED SV115T20 Wicháhpih'a
Quote:Yes my apologies then, if SV does use LZOS and LOMO obviously that sets them apart from generic.
Telescopes: Celestron 14" SCT..Meade 10" ACF/SCT..Stellarvue 4" ED APO Mounts: UA UniStar Deluxe duel clamping saddle on a Celestron CGE tripod...UA UniStar Deluxe on a Meade field tripod and a UA UniStar Light on a UA light surveyor tripod. All with custom made "Manny Miles" eyepiece trays. Binoculars: Garrett Optical 10x50 Oberwerk 15x60. Eyepieces: TV Naglers, and Plossl's. Also Pentax 20XW, a Baader 31 Aspheric and a TMB 40 Paragon.
Quote:After producing such a high optical quality 115mm refractor back in the 2004-2006 era, I can't imagine that SV would allow its successor to be anything less.
Quote: Eddgie does not like 4 inch scopes, I do.
Quote:All of these scopes will take about the same size mount, all weight about the same, and all will do satisfying wide field, deep sky and planetary work.
Jeff -----TEC 140, Stellarvue SVR90T, SV115T20 and AT65EDQ refractors,Webster D14, C11 EdgeHD Lunt LS60THa solar scope double stacked with LS60FHaTelevue Pan 41; Ethos 21, 17; Nagler 31T5, 9T6, 7T6, 5T6, 3.5T6; Delos 10, 12, ES25, 14, 9Astro-Physics 900GTO with Rob Miller Tri36M TripodDM-4 Mount-Extension-Tripod w/ Sky CommanderDM-6 Mount-Losmandy Adapter/Extension-Berlebach Planet w/ Argo Navis