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Kunama
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Reged: 10/22/12

Re: WO APO refractor AP 151/800 OTA new [Re: timps]
      #5853171 - 05/11/13 02:03 AM

Since the OP is after an Apo astrograph I assume he is an imager and for that reason I think the TOA130 or TSA120 would do the job well enough and at least it would not be a gamble on unknown optical quality.

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orion69
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 05/09/10

Loc: Croatia
Re: WO APO refractor AP 151/800 OTA new [Re: Kunama]
      #5853192 - 05/11/13 02:41 AM

I would love to buy TOA150 but it's just too expensive...
Here is test of TS 150mm APO (and yes, according to that test it really is APO):

http://www.astro-foren.de/showthread.php?13451-SkyWatcher-Esprit-versus-TS-Tr...

Of course, it's not the same level of quality like premium APO's (not too far either) but with Riccardi 0.75x FF/FR and Feathertouch 3.5" FTF3545 focuser it's 150/750, f/5 scope, and still much cheaper than premium APO.
Also you receive the intra and extra focal images as well as the focal image as a documentation with the telescope plus the image of the Ronchi test.
I think I'll order one...


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timps
sage


Reged: 02/24/13

Re: WO APO refractor AP 151/800 OTA new [Re: orion69]
      #5854396 - 05/11/13 09:08 PM

I myself will go with the TOA130 because I know they are the best Apos, or at least up there with the best. I can source it locally, have customer support and don't have to ship it myself. If I lived in Europe, I would most likely go the TS 150 and may still consider it if the AU$ takes a dive against the Yen. I think you will be happy with it if you get one.

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timmbottoni
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 08/25/05

Loc: W Chicago suburbs, IL USA
Re: WO APO refractor AP 151/800 OTA new [Re: timps]
      #5879205 - 05/22/13 10:27 PM

There is a new 151 listed on the WO site here - http://www.williamoptics.com/telescopes/flt151_spec.php

Looks like a different model perhaps

Timm


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MooEy
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Reged: 10/02/07

Re: WO APO refractor AP 151/800 OTA new [Re: timmbottoni]
      #5879812 - 05/23/13 09:21 AM

looks like the same scope as the long perng...

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