7 X 50 Binoculars 102mm f/9.8 Refractor 14" SCT w/ CGE Pro 6" SCT 180mm f/15 Mak Atlas EQ-G GEM Pentax, ES, Baader Ortho & Sterling EPs.
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Quote:Orion 100 f/6
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Quote:Explore Scientific AR102 f/6.5 currently on sale for $499.https://www.astronomics.com/explore-scientific-ar102-4-inch-refractor-optical...Plus a Nexstar mount for $499https://www.astronomics.com/celestron-nexstar-nx-68-se-go-to-computerized-mou...
Quote:Quote:Orion 100 f/6 Great minds think alike... A bit more discussion. I have one, bought it used for $125. I thought I was going to use it as a finder but I decided it was just too big. It's a good low, to mid power scope, significant false color at higher magnifications on bright objects. Jon
Quote:http://www.cloudynights.com/item.php?item_id=645http://www.cloudynights.com/item.php?item_id=1300http://www.cloudynights.com/item.php?item_id=924A bit of reading for you.
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
Quote:Omni 102XLT, Under $500 and comes with the CG4 mount...probably one of the best package deals going. And, the scope is collimateable.
Quote:Thanks Jon and Scott for your suggestions: It doesn't appear that the Orion 100 f/g lens cell is collimatable, or?
Quote: Quote:Thanks Jon and Scott for your suggestions: It doesn't appear that the Orion 100 f/g lens cell is collimatable, or? Mine has the collimatable cell. You can see the darn thing in the photo. It's probably a good thing but I would much prefer one without the collimatable cell, it's ugly... As far as being gun shy... I am gun shy, I have one basic rule: The only place I will buy sight unseen is Astromart. Jon
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NexStar 8SE; Stellarvue SVR90T; Celestron 102GT; Orion ST80 Orion 9x63, Oberwerk 15x70 binos And there they still stood, obscurely commemorating man's triumph over time and matter and the triumph of time and matter over man. -- Aldous Huxley, on the Mayan stelae at the Quirigua ruins
Quote:Antares 105 F-6.Probably about the same performance as the Orion/Synta 100 mmBut a little prettier.. They are sold as an OTA only. You could contact Hands on Optics for price and availability.Steve
Quote:Omni 102XLT-ED--pretty scope AND performance......
Quote: but pretty fast some it can be used as an RFT
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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:Is there a price point? Is that why the op is not looking at ED scopes?
Quote:Hi Guys, thanks for the back and forth. There's no price point, only that I already have a 127 triplet, and a 4" achromat would be lighter for both quick in and out of the house and mounting on the 11" SCT. Just was intrigued by a 4" size, and a nice GoTO mount. Like a 102SLT GoTo. See my original post....
Quote:these parameters:1. 4" Achromat, need it to be light2. Somewhat fast, but not f/5...I have a semi APO filter and plan to use a dew shield cap stopped down for bright objects to cut the purple.3. GoTo mount. Yes, for bright deep sky in my whiter than white back yard4. Easily taken off mount to put on my CPC1100 as a RFT5. Needs a 2" focuser, so I can use my good 2" diagonal and EPs.6. Available, iow, not waiting forever to find a good used one.Now I thought perhaps a Celestron 102 SLT. F6. Or what would you suggest? Don't want a 80mm or a 120ST. I've been looking for that Orion 100mm, but to no avail.... thanksBob
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14.5" Teeter w/ Richard Fagin mirror, TT #66
EON 120ED on CG-5 ASGT
Lunt LS60THa/B1200 Sky Guy Porta II
Denk Super System with A45 OCS
Quote:this kson 104 f6 looks interestinghttp://www.ebay.com/itm/Kson-Optical-High-Definition-4-ED1026-APO-True-Double...ships from ny
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