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Mike Harden
Vendor - ISTAR Optical


Reged: 05/11/11

Loc: Fort Myers, Florida
NEW Ares WFT 150-5 R30 new
      #5276254 - 06/17/12 10:03 PM Attachment (132 downloads)

Just wanted to share the latest picture of the Super Wide Field "Comet Hunter" in R30 family, the Ares WFT 150 F5 R30. Final assembly and testing in Florida very soon!

Mike


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watcher
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Reged: 11/21/07

Loc: St. Louis, MO
Re: NEW Ares WFT 150-5 R30 new [Re: Mike Harden]
      #5279595 - 06/19/12 08:51 PM

Just make sure while you're testing it that you don't let any of those big Florida Skeeters mess up my lens!

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plyscope
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 11/23/06

Loc: Perth, West Australia
Re: NEW Ares WFT 150-5 R30 new [Re: watcher]
      #5279728 - 06/19/12 10:09 PM

Good to see your scope is nearly ready Joe. You have been as patient as a D & G buyer.

Andy


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roscoe
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Reged: 02/04/09

Loc: NW Mass, inches from VT
Re: NEW Ares WFT 150-5 R30 new [Re: plyscope]
      #5279955 - 06/20/12 12:25 AM

Mike,

What other f/l of 150mm R30 objectives are - or will be fairly soon - available??

Russ


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watcher
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Re: NEW Ares WFT 150-5 R30 new [Re: plyscope]
      #5280063 - 06/20/12 02:26 AM

Thanks Andy. If it weren't for the floods, a major move,job change, and other life stuff, it would have seemed like a lot longer wait. It will be a relief to use the Feathertouch for something other than a paper weight though!

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Mike Harden
Vendor - ISTAR Optical


Reged: 05/11/11

Loc: Fort Myers, Florida
Re: NEW Ares WFT 150-5 R30 new [Re: roscoe]
      #5281398 - 06/20/12 09:43 PM

Russ,
We have the following close to being finished:

Asteria AT 127mm F8 R30
Asteria AT 127mm F12 R30
Asteria AT 150mm F10 R30
Asteria AT 180mm F8 R30

Ares WFT 127mm F6 R30
Ares WFT 150mm F5 R30

I actually have tubes finished for some and am only waiting on production for the lenses.

Mike


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roscoe
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Reged: 02/04/09

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Re: NEW Ares WFT 150-5 R30 new [Re: Mike Harden]
      #5283373 - 06/22/12 07:24 AM

Mike,
Is the 150 F10 R30 closer in CA to an F12 or F15 standard achromat?
thanks,
Russ


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Mike Harden
Vendor - ISTAR Optical


Reged: 05/11/11

Loc: Fort Myers, Florida
Re: NEW Ares WFT 150-5 R30 new [Re: roscoe]
      #5287272 - 06/24/12 07:19 PM

Russ, extensive testing shows about a 30% reduction in CA. So, 1.30 times F10 shows the results should be equivalent to an F13. Probably opening a can of worms with that statement but that's my story and I'm sticking to it

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Re: NEW Ares WFT 150-5 R30 [Re: Mike Harden]
      #5290611 - 06/26/12 07:45 PM

Mike,

As long as you always put the words 'should be' in there. you're covered......

R


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