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LivingNDixie
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Reged: 04/23/03

Loc: Trussville, AL
What color AT 72ED ya have? new
      #5699907 - 02/25/13 02:04 PM

So I am looking at buying one next month. One of my favorite small scopes was the Pronto and I am hopeful this scope will fill that niche again.

So what color did you get and how do you like the scope?

I am personally leaning toward the blue or the white!


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Mary
sage


Reged: 01/29/08

Loc: Highlands Ranch, CO
Re: What color AT 72ED ya have? new [Re: LivingNDixie]
      #5699917 - 02/25/13 02:12 PM

I have the green one. It really is a very nice little scope for the money. The ED optics are very nice and will show less color than the Pronto.

Mary


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jrbarnett
Eyepiece Hooligan
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Reged: 02/28/06

Loc: Petaluma, CA
Re: What color AT 72ED ya have? new [Re: LivingNDixie]
      #5699932 - 02/25/13 02:22 PM

Uh...erm. Mmm...well...mine's pink.



Regards,

Jim


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Agatha
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Reged: 06/04/12

Loc: Coulee Region, Wisconsin
Re: What color AT 72ED ya have? new [Re: LivingNDixie]
      #5699972 - 02/25/13 02:48 PM

Preston,

I have the white/silver. Picture on the website is pretty good. I don't have a picture of mine yet. The white/silver is what I would call absolutely beautiful and is actually their signature color. It's a really nice scope. All the colors are nice. I also have a red AT66 and a white AT66 which are the earlier version of the telescope. I like these scopes a lot.

Best, Linda B.


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LivingNDixie
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Reged: 04/23/03

Loc: Trussville, AL
Re: What color AT 72ED ya have? new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5699997 - 02/25/13 02:59 PM

Jim,
Did you take Mary's zcope?


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jrbarnett
Eyepiece Hooligan
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Reged: 02/28/06

Loc: Petaluma, CA
Re: What color AT 72ED ya have? new [Re: LivingNDixie]
      #5700164 - 02/25/13 04:20 PM

Ouch!



- Jim


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herrointment
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Reged: 03/12/11

Loc: North of Hwy. 64
Re: What color AT 72ED ya have? new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5700176 - 02/25/13 04:24 PM

I got the white one and I'm going to keep it. A decent value.

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Jim Romanski
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 01/02/05

Loc: Guilford, Connecticut
Re: What color AT 72ED ya have? new [Re: LivingNDixie]
      #5700271 - 02/25/13 05:20 PM

Meade Blue for me.

And I just ordered one of those Meade 2" diagonals with a 24mm 2" Meade eyepiece to use in it for $159. Now I don't have to spray paint my 22mm Nagler Blue.


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Cliff C
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Reged: 02/11/09

Loc: Long Island, NY
Re: What color AT 72ED ya have? new [Re: LivingNDixie]
      #5700292 - 02/25/13 05:41 PM

Preston,
My wife picked up a blue one at NEAF several years ago and loves it. It has less color than my pronto but the pronto delivers a slightly sharper image.
Cliff


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Ouranos
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Reged: 11/07/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: What color AT 72ED ya have? new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5700496 - 02/25/13 08:05 PM Attachment (21 downloads)

Silver and White and I love the scope. Mine has wonderful mechanics - the stock focuser is awesome. I wish it had a bit more aperature, but I knew that limitation when I bought it. I was tempted to sell it two months ago - but am very thankful that I kept it.

Edited by Ouranos (02/25/13 08:17 PM)


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jrbarnett
Eyepiece Hooligan
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Reged: 02/28/06

Loc: Petaluma, CA
Re: What color AT 72ED ya have? new [Re: herrointment]
      #5700518 - 02/25/13 08:19 PM

Here's pink versus white/gunmetal:



The white scope is the new AT60EDT, but it is similar in size and color scheme to the 72mm doublet.

- Jim


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stevew
Now I've done it


Reged: 03/03/06

Loc: British Columbia Canada
Re: What color AT 72ED ya have? new [Re: Cliff C]
      #5700624 - 02/25/13 09:34 PM

Quote:


It has less color than my pronto but the pronto delivers a slightly sharper image.
Cliff



Thanks, I was wondering about that.
Although I would think that less color would equal sharper images.

Steve


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comets4tom
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Reged: 02/08/05

Loc: Texas
Re: What color AT 72ED ya have? new [Re: stevew]
      #5700716 - 02/25/13 10:36 PM

I have the white and silver one. It is my most used scope. Sold my WO ZenithStar 80FD as it is easier to balance for imaging (doesn't require an extension tube)and seems sharper.

Tom H.


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Ed D
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Reged: 04/30/10

Loc: Sunny South Florida
Re: What color AT 72ED ya have? new [Re: comets4tom]
      #5700753 - 02/25/13 11:02 PM Attachment (19 downloads)

Mine is black, and it works great with my binoviewer.

Jim, every time I see your pink AT I get a craving for strawberry ice cream - no joke!

Ed D


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kenrenard
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: Dunmore, PA
Re: What color AT 72ED ya have? [Re: Ed D]
      #5701366 - 02/26/13 10:38 AM Attachment (17 downloads)

Mine is Red picked out by my 6 year old daughter.

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kenrenard
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: Dunmore, PA
Re: What color AT 72ED ya have? new [Re: Ed D]
      #5701385 - 02/26/13 10:48 AM

Ed,
If you don't mind me asking. What type of binoviewers do you have.

Ken


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herrointment
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Reged: 03/12/11

Loc: North of Hwy. 64
Re: What color AT 72ED ya have? new [Re: kenrenard]
      #5701529 - 02/26/13 12:08 PM

My WO binos work great on the moon in this scope. Surprised the the heck outa me!

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Binojunky
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Reged: 12/25/10

Re: What color AT 72ED ya have? new [Re: herrointment]
      #5701598 - 02/26/13 12:41 PM

I had the red AT 66ED, sold it to finance a AT72ED, in red of course, DA.

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jrbarnett
Eyepiece Hooligan
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Reged: 02/28/06

Loc: Petaluma, CA
Re: What color AT 72ED ya have? new [Re: Ed D]
      #5701696 - 02/26/13 01:38 PM

Well, Ed, at least it doesn't make you crave Pepto Bismol.

- Jim


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Cliff C
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Reged: 02/11/09

Loc: Long Island, NY
Re: What color AT 72ED ya have? new [Re: stevew]
      #5701776 - 02/26/13 02:18 PM

Steve,
Not neccessarily. A better, more smoothly polished lens will provide sharper images than one with better color correction but rougher polish. I am not saying that the AT 72 is blurry or noticebly inferior to the Pronto. If the weater ever clears here I will get them out again and post more definative results.
Cliff


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