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mak17
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Re: Replacement secondary for xx12i new [Re: planet earth]
      #5835851 - 05/02/13 09:21 AM

I've compared standard diagonals in refractors to high end diagonals and to my eyes the difference is obvious. Hoping this will be just as obvious. Subtle but clearly better. Well if there's no resale value I won't bother w the hassle of taking pics and making an ad then boxing it up going to post office. Keep it as a backup just in case.

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planet earth
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Re: Replacement secondary for xx12i new [Re: mak17]
      #5835993 - 05/02/13 10:45 AM

Quote:

I've compared standard diagonals in refractors to high end diagonals and to my eyes the difference is obvious. Hoping this will be just as obvious. Subtle but clearly better. Well if there's no resale value I won't bother w the hassle of taking pics and making an ad then boxing it up going to post office. Keep it as a backup just in case.




If there is no one in your area to test your oem secondary fairly cheap, then replacing it (may) provide better images.(which I hope it does).
What are the chances? 50/50, so not so bad of odds.
Clear Skies
Sam


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mak17
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Re: Replacement secondary for xx12i new [Re: planet earth]
      #5836054 - 05/02/13 11:14 AM

Good point.

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NewMoonTelescope
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Reged: 08/31/12

Loc: Upstate NY
Re: Replacement secondary for xx12i new [Re: mak17]
      #5836071 - 05/02/13 11:23 AM

I second Antares Optics out of Rochester. I use them almost exclusively and have yet to get an underperformer.

Darker skies,

Ryan


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mak17
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Re: Replacement secondary for xx12i new [Re: NewMoonTelescope]
      #5836312 - 05/02/13 01:28 PM

Ryan those scopes look amazing. Thanks for weighing in.

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Ralph Steudtner
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Re: Replacement secondary for xx12i new [Re: mak17]
      #5836391 - 05/02/13 02:01 PM

I also have an Orion XX12i and just recently had the primary mirror refigured by Mike Lockwood. I am very pleased with the results. However, I did not have the secondary refigured because Mike's tests showed my secondary is actually pretty good and he did not recommend refiguring.
Each case is different but you may have a better secondary than you realize ; or not!


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