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dscarpa
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Used Intes MN-76 at OPT. new
      #5615220 - 01/10/13 10:40 AM

The price is $2000 which includes dew shield, Feathertouch focuser, finder and soft case. I've got a feeling that this one is going to sell soon. David

Edited by dscarpa (01/10/13 10:48 AM)


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TG
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Re: Used Intes MN-76 at OPT. new [Re: dscarpa]
      #5615500 - 01/10/13 01:05 PM

Quote:

The price is $2000 which includes dew shield, Feathertouch focuser, finder and soft case. I've got a feeling that this one is going to sell soon. David




Probably not. They've overpriced it. The last two sold on Amart for $950 and $1600.

Tanveer.


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coopman
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Re: Used Intes MN-76 at OPT. new [Re: TG]
      #5615556 - 01/10/13 01:37 PM

APM is selling the MN-76 for 2,710 Euros currently, whatever that works out to in dollars. The FT focuser is light years better than the Russian crayford "leaning tower of pizza" stock focuser. I have a MN-66 and it's a wonderful scope.

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TG
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Re: Used Intes MN-76 at OPT. [Re: coopman]
      #5615606 - 01/10/13 02:05 PM

Quote:

APM is selling the MN-76 for 2,710 Euros currently, whatever that works out to in dollars. The FT focuser is light years better than the Russian crayford "leaning tower of pizza" stock focuser. I have a MN-66 and it's a wonderful scope.




The one selling on Amart for $950 had a Moonlight so not too much off from an FT. I looked closely at the other one and it actually sold for $980 ($1600 was a package price for mount + scope) but it had some chips near the mirror retainer. A search for the past 2 years turns up more than a few and the ones confirmed sold ranged from $950 to $1650. A sampling found a couple with 2-speed focusers on them rather than the poor original Intes ones.

I myself own an MN66 with 1/50 RMS optics, quartz primary, a 2-speed JMI NGF, heavy duty Parallax rings and a fitted, fully baffled dewshield and its performance is phenomenal. Bought at a bargain basement price of $800 due to a previous owner having made a 1" scratch in the corrector (doesn't bother me).

I find APM's prices unbelievable to say the least. $3592 for a "vanilla" Intes scope??? At those prices, the Mak doesn't offer much value over a larger premium Newt. You could custom build a 10" Newt with a curved secondary holder and a Zambuto primary (currently $1400) and have lots of change left over for a Paracorr, premium eyepieces and a dob mount, perhaps even a tracking mount.

Tanveer


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Jim7728
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Re: Used Intes MN-76 at OPT. new [Re: TG]
      #5616781 - 01/11/13 07:46 AM

Agree, it's overpriced by Astromart standards plus a $100 packing fee, but shipping is currently free.

I personally would be tempted if it were at least $500 cheaper and could pick it up at Oceanside as I would be too concerned, due to personal experience with my very fine MN-66, that the ota would be damaged if it were shipped cross country to me.

Still, I think someone will pay the price as I believe you are getting the equivalent of a 6" APO in the MN-76.


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titanio
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Re: Used Intes MN-76 at OPT. new [Re: Jim7728]
      #5616898 - 01/11/13 09:20 AM

Hello

The MN 76 from intes is an old model and the Intes micro MN76 is more better nowadays.

Regards

Toni


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JohnH
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Re: Used Intes MN-76 at OPT. new [Re: titanio]
      #5616995 - 01/11/13 10:36 AM

MN-67 show up used rarely. The micro versions even less.

I traded up to this one as it had a moto-focus and a cooling fan, as well as a guide scope and rotating rings.

They added a second mount for the guide scope, so you don't have to rotate it into a better position.

So far, my only complaint is the amount of extension I need to get focus with certain TV eyepieces


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maknewtnut
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Re: Used Intes MN-76 at OPT. new [Re: JohnH]
      #5617018 - 01/11/13 10:50 AM

The Intes 7" was an MN71, 61.

The Intes MC's are MK65, 66, 67.


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Jim7728
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Re: Used Intes MN-76 at OPT. new [Re: titanio]
      #5617023 - 01/11/13 10:52 AM

Thanks. The one listed at OPT is advertised as the Intes Micro version.

http://www.optcorp.com/product.aspx?pid=817-18735&kw=&st=0

Edited by Jim7728 (01/11/13 10:52 AM)


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titanio
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Re: Used Intes MN-76 at OPT. new [Re: Jim7728]
      #5617243 - 01/11/13 12:58 PM

Hello

I think it is a little bit spensive, but those telescopes are difficult to find, so if you like one go for it.

Toni


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Re: Used Intes MN-76 at OPT. new [Re: titanio]
      #5617298 - 01/11/13 01:36 PM Attachment (15 downloads)

I'm tempted, but still too much and the MN-76 will be too long for my DM-6 as the MN-66 is at my eye level near zenith.

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