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Review of AT8" F/4 new
      #5753834 - 03/24/13 12:19 PM

Review of AT8" F/4

By Paul Temple


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Re: Review of AT8" F/4 new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5761955 - 03/28/13 09:10 AM

Good review Paul. I really like my AT8IN too. The focuser is definitely the weak spot for imaging; I think a moonlight will be in its future when I get sick of the ED80.

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Re: Review of AT8" F/4 new [Re: Raginar]
      #5770085 - 04/01/13 02:56 AM

With the robo focus it has worked quite well but I suspect it would be much smoother with a better focuser. My big issue right now is changing computers! When I changed to a faster computer my focusmax just doesn't want to work right. I will get it to work and then the next night it goes way out of focus and gives up! I think I need to run the wizard feature again and make sure that it gets saved. I am thinking that that may be the problem that the profile isn't getting saved from one night to the next!

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Re: Review of AT8" F/4 new [Re: phxbird]
      #5772386 - 04/02/13 09:10 AM

Hopefully you can get it working!

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Re: Review of AT8" F/4 new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5772883 - 04/02/13 12:57 PM

That was a great review. I have been eyeballing this astrograph for a while and have been thinking about either the 8" or 10" version. This review was helpful.

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Re: Review of AT8" F/4 [Re: obin robinson]
      #5805999 - 04/18/13 01:37 AM

A friend of mine just bought the 8" F/4 At to use with his Orion DS II camera. His first images were outstanding and he is sold on it. He is even using a Celestron AS-GT mount and it works well!

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Re: Review of AT8" F/4 new [Re: phxbird]
      #5970826 - 07/14/13 05:36 PM

Fine review. And I had long ago decided this would be my next AP scope.

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