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spongebob@55
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Re: Suggest a Grab n Go for me based on ...... new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5733988 - 03/15/13 12:01 PM

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Bob

Yesterday I saw one of the Orion 100mm F/6s on Astrmart for $250, it has a 2 speed Crayford and the collimateable cell. It seems like just what you want.

Jon




Great, let me see if it still there....


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spongebob@55
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Re: Suggest a Grab n Go for me based on ...... new [Re: Rodeorat]
      #5734031 - 03/15/13 12:27 PM

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Can't help with the mount, but OPT is clearancing their Celestron 102mm f/9.8 NexStar OTAs right now. got mine for $59 + $18 shipping. Comes with a sidemount dovetail, no accessories. However, you can get it with accys for a little more.




thanks for the suggestion, but I want something a little faster. You see I want it to do double duty: be a grab and go, and also mount sometimes to my f/11 C14 as a wider view scope, so a almost f/10 scope wouldn't quite do that. But thanks a lot for the idea. One never knows......


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spongebob@55
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Re: Suggest a Grab n Go for me based on ...... new [Re: Mark Costello]
      #5734073 - 03/15/13 12:47 PM

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When my ES AR127 arrived, I didn't think it'd win any beauty prizes with that dew shield. But it gets purtier every time it comes in from a observing session.




Hi Mark- could you describe the CA / optical performance of the DAR127. Do you use a semi apo filter with it and do you ever stop it down to smaller aperature when observing planets and the moon to cut down on CA? And why the ES 127 vs something made by someone else?
Thanks
Bob


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Re: Suggest a Grab n Go for me based on ...... new [Re: Rodeorat]
      #5734423 - 03/15/13 04:10 PM



Good deal!

- Jim


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spongebob@55
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Re: Suggest a Grab n Go for me based on ...... new [Re: Rodeorat]
      #5739526 - 03/17/13 07:53 PM

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Can't help with the mount, but OPT is clearancing their Celestron 102mm f/9.8 NexStar OTAs right now. got mine for $59 + $18 shipping. Comes with a sidemount dovetail, no accessories. However, you can get it with accys for a little more.




Well, at $78 delivered, I couldn't help myself! Thanks. But the search goes on....


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