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Re: NEW Televue long focus Achromat objective new [Re: ukcanuck]
      #5628717 - 01/17/13 07:35 PM

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I'd like to point out that the plan is to show the Skylight AR101/15 on the TeleVue stand at NEAF this coming April.




yeah, will you be at their booth also or have your own?


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Re: NEW Televue long focus Achromat! new [Re: Bill Friend]
      #5628780 - 01/17/13 08:02 PM

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Ian,

I'm interested but concerned about the price point. $2,200 for the basic OTA.



I agree, this is more than the cost of a new 6" f12 D&G. But I'm not sure that is the actual price point... also, there appear to be three different models at different prices.


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Re: NEW Televue long focus Achromat! [Re: johnnyha]
      #5628948 - 01/17/13 09:49 PM

No doubt about the advantages of long focus refractors (Achro or APO)
But the hype around long focus Achro's is not quite understandable to me...

It is a collectors item in a niche market. In the way Skylight offers this beautiful refractor, I am sure that it will be successful in its market.
I just don't see that this will be broadly adopted by other manufacturers in this day and age.

just my 2 Yen
Chris


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