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totolesbaloches
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I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product)
      #3774052 - 04/28/10 05:02 PM

hello i choose this Optimised Dall-Kirkham
Orion can make me this 20", i thing it will be the first that we can see in amateur observatory.

Why : quality of optique, and 45/50 kg for this 20", better for my Paramount.

The mecanic is not like the 16" (a carbon tube) but it's a Truss carbon tube.

Delivre in September (i hoop)


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stevew
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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #3774727 - 04/29/10 12:54 AM

Laurent, Congratulations.
We will all be looking forward to your first light report.

Steve


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totolesbaloches
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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: stevew]
      #3900193 - 07/03/10 03:35 AM

here some picture of product







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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #3900822 - 07/03/10 02:00 PM

that will be one amazing scope - congrats!!

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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: hickeydp]
      #3900980 - 07/03/10 03:41 PM

Awesome!!!!....send pics!!! Can't wait to see it!!!

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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: RobertED]
      #3901325 - 07/03/10 08:33 PM

Laurent,

Compliments!

And thank you for the pictures. I look forward to seeing more of them.

Regards,


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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: elwaine]
      #3902949 - 07/04/10 09:05 PM


yes, please keep us posted..
This has to be one of the finest scopes ever to be discussed in this forum(IMHO)...
The Meade 20" doesnt stand a chance against this beast..again,IMHO...
Of course, the price is astronomical too...an OBS is a must..

Congrats!!!!
If I ever win the lottery, you will see me posting about this scope as well(or the 16")!!!!


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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: nofxrx]
      #3903765 - 07/05/10 11:10 AM

Congratulations! And we are looking forward to see your photographs from this beast.

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totolesbaloches
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Reged: 08/22/08

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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: blackhaz]
      #3903902 - 07/05/10 12:21 PM

Of course

And i will post new pictures of product, when OO send me


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totolesbaloches
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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #3922510 - 07/15/10 06:12 AM

New picture



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totolesbaloches
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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #3922779 - 07/15/10 09:57 AM

the 2 first ODK20 is for SILA ESO, they are F/10, it's for Infra red.

My ODK is F/6.8, the macanic is similar.


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A*White
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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #4144506 - 10/26/10 10:53 PM

ODK20 are F/10 ODK is F/6.8, post new pictures of product
looking forward to see your photographs or do you have the ODK20.

CPC 925 GPS (XLT)


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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: A*White]
      #4146422 - 10/27/10 06:05 PM

Bravo totolesbaloches !
I will meet you soon for the first light !
Do you plane to break a costly bottle of champagne on it for this opportunity ?

Edited by jean-jack (10/27/10 06:07 PM)


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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: jean-jack]
      #4146653 - 10/27/10 08:13 PM

Wow! What a beautiful telescope!

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elwaine
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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: RonBurgundy]
      #4147938 - 10/28/10 12:06 PM

Laurent,

I am surprised to see that the OTA is bright, shiny aluminum. I would have thought it would have ome anodized black. I assume you will paint it a flat black to minimized reflections.


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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: elwaine]
      #4148397 - 10/28/10 03:44 PM

Come on, don't spoil the party
Wow, what a scope, I hope to see your first light
report and many more reports, images whatever you
might want to share with us, simple mortals.


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elwaine
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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: Mert]
      #4148471 - 10/28/10 04:08 PM

I was hoping he would invite me over to help paint.

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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #4148913 - 10/28/10 07:00 PM

I was hoping someone would report on these telescopes. Thanks for yours!

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totolesbaloches
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Reged: 08/22/08

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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: GeneT]
      #4168323 - 11/06/10 08:23 PM

normaly i have new picture next week, Orion say that we receive our ODK begin if year

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totolesbaloches
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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #4219396 - 11/30/10 04:54 PM

We visit today OO Uk, to see our ODk20"

Normaly delivre in marth











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GeneT
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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #4219496 - 11/30/10 05:33 PM

Great photos. Looking forward to your first light reports.

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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #4219710 - 11/30/10 07:17 PM

a Stunning piece of work!

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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: St Pete Keith]
      #4219733 - 11/30/10 07:27 PM

Yes, please give us your first black hole report.

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totolesbaloches
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Reged: 08/22/08

Loc: France
Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: ewave]
      #4220686 - 12/01/10 10:10 AM

we have a good proposal for Barry, following the application of olive reduce central obstruction, which reduces to 37% (baseline 41%) through the primary F2.1.

Another very important thing, we really emphasize the quality of their PO.
I'm really married with Starlight (I have three), I did put a 3.5 ".
but ultimately their OP is top, very simple, but effective, and we just charge it, they will try to adapt the engine on their OP Starizona Focuser for not changing my config.


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totolesbaloches
sage


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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #4229511 - 12/05/10 08:47 AM

On finale i stay with standard primary , more easy for collimating

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s800
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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #4232183 - 12/06/10 02:22 PM

Wow. That's all.

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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #4232408 - 12/06/10 04:06 PM

That is one big cat! I'd advise using a filter when viewing Jupiter. David

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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: dscarpa]
      #4233340 - 12/06/10 11:38 PM

C'est magnifique! Salute, Laurent!

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totolesbaloches
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Reged: 08/22/08

Loc: France
Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: islandsteve11]
      #4803059 - 09/12/11 05:28 AM

My ODK20" still in production !!!!

normal OOuk delay .......


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chboss
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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #4804958 - 09/13/11 05:32 AM

Laurent you have to be really patient...
What is the estimated arrival time?

regards
Chris


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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: chboss]
      #4804972 - 09/13/11 06:04 AM

That looks super nice Laurent!

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totolesbaloches
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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: RichD]
      #4805351 - 09/13/11 11:29 AM

This delay is a litle my fault , because i order on the same time a AG16" for a good friend , and OO wait from us the adaptaor for camera & FLi focuser, for backfocus calculate !

Now they have it and i receive a mail today from OO, John confime me Begin of november.


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totolesbaloches
sage


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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #4805360 - 09/13/11 11:37 AM

the same : i order a QSI 640 WSG-8 in may

I will receive it end of this month (Normaly) !!!!

My QSI583 was sold in june, so 4 months without camera


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totolesbaloches
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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #4815872 - 09/19/11 08:53 AM

new product's pictures received today





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totolesbaloches
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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #4918343 - 11/16/11 04:22 AM

picture received this morning :




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totolesbaloches
sage


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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5043079 - 01/28/12 06:20 PM

Picture received this morning :






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totolesbaloches
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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5153618 - 04/02/12 05:36 PM

Hello

the final version on the optic test





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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5153861 - 04/02/12 09:04 PM

Wow, this single telescope has taken Orion two years to manufacture? If so, then they sure enjoy taking their time about it.

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Whichwayisnorth
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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: frolinmod]
      #5155070 - 04/03/12 05:29 PM

Yah 2 years? The 20" Planewave takes 120 days to make and they happen to have one in stock ready for delivery. http://www.planewave.com/index.php?page=1&id0=0&id=2

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totolesbaloches
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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5157634 - 04/05/12 01:08 PM

I give my finale order in april 2011 with an AG16". The AG16" is finish, So the delay for ODK is one year, the finale Weight is 100 lbs ,better for my paramount.

Yes i see Planewave , but for the same cost , i can have only a 17" ,and in Europe, i can not have a Optic certificate from Planewave (when i ordered this ODK).

So put 30000 $ without certificate , it's not for me.

OOuk give for this ODK a certificate, but it will go directly to www.airylab.com to confirm the optic certificate


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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5159062 - 04/06/12 11:51 AM

Not to scare everyone but here is a discussion of optical quality of three 16" ODK... Double pass. Scary...

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.astronomy.ru%2Fforum%2Findex.php%2Ftopic%2C92275.msg1813013.html%23msg1813013


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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: Dennis Sakva]
      #5159162 - 04/06/12 12:46 PM

Ouch!

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wz2
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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: seryddwr]
      #5159553 - 04/06/12 05:23 PM

Well, it was a pretty good biff until the mods locked 'er down. My favorites quote:

SLODAR - this is not the task of looking at blondes at the beach, and ODK 20, in this case, not a means to Flooding the APOD

Chris


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totolesbaloches
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Reged: 08/22/08

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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: wz2]
      #5159855 - 04/06/12 09:07 PM

that why i will go directly to a optic tester compagny, this compagny test lot of scope , planewave , officina .... with some time, another strange result

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totolesbaloches
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Reged: 08/22/08

Loc: France
Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5637642 - 01/22/13 08:04 PM

Hello

i give you new of my Order.

The ODK was delivre begin of may, and i gone to Airylab ( www.airylab.com ) to test optic.

OOuk promise me LV/4 PV with 45kg, i receive a telescope at 62 kg and see the test :



You can see the serious of this compagny !
OOuk propose to pickup the scope and remake a miror, i wanted refuse, but my lawyer advised me to accept.

So OOuk take back this "*BLEEP* scope" and delivre me 2 month after (july), i tested again with Aitylab



But the miror have only astigmatisme , no spherical error, no coma. We see that the miror is just maintained by center NO MIROR CELL. this astig can be corrected by a cell

I decided to not send back this scope and to remake all mecanic with a more more professional compagny, SKYMECA ( www.skymeca.com ), we decide to build a miror cell 18p in INOX,


and to maintained by center but with a kneecap on CG


you can see all mecanic change here : http://www.felopaul.com/skymeca.htm

with the cell 18p see the optic test :


and the scope in my observatory :


the shroud was not the best choise , so i decide to do this with carbon fiber



Since November (finish mecanic) no star on the sky, no first light on this time

I will give you news when the weather will be better

to conclude : you aderstand that if someone ask me my point of view of OOuk , i will not be friendly !


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chboss
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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5638039 - 01/22/13 11:44 PM

Quite shocking that they were delivering the scope in this condition.
Looks like you were their Alpha Tester (a Betta would be better than what they sent to you)...

Great redesign, however I wonder why you did not just return the scope to them and buy something else.

best regards
Chris


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totolesbaloches
sage


Reged: 08/22/08

Loc: France
Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: chboss]
      #5638195 - 01/23/13 02:22 AM

go in justice, pay a lawyer, wait how long time to see my money back ? Order what ?

It's the firts product, so i had good price, with this money back , i can pay 16" only like Officina or RCOS (more small)
and when i see the quality of this optic without astigmatism, with my friend of Skymeca , we know that it's easy to remake the mecanic, optic not !

The main difficult, is to have a good optic DK ! i don't want a RC F/8 or 9 . Planewave, i see also bad scope test with bad optic, or with fix primary too, can ne be collimate...

So i had good optic 20" DK F/6.8, the mecanic costed me nothing, taked 2 month (week end).


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chboss
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Re: I order an Orion ODK 20" , (the first product) new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5639624 - 01/23/13 09:57 PM

Well this is of course a good argument.
If at least the price was right everything calculated.
I hope to see some images when you start using the scope.

Thank you and bonne chance!
Chris


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