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RAKing
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Re: Shortest APO? new [Re: FishInPercolator]
      #5868912 - 05/18/13 07:55 AM Attachment (12 downloads)

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I would like the 2nd one from the left please, thank you.




That looks like the William Optics version of the ubiquitous carbon fiber 80mm triplet. If you want something like that, Orion has a nice one available:

Orion 80mm Triplet

FWIW, I owned the Astro-Tech model and it was a great scope! I used it on the Celestron NexStar mount. Very lightweight and very portable.

Cheers,

Ron


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Kon Dealer
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Re: Shortest APO? new [Re: RAKing]
      #5869403 - 05/18/13 01:58 PM

Snap- I use my Kson 102mm on my SE mount.
Here it is at zenith


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Kon Dealer
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Re: Shortest APO? new [Re: Kon Dealer]
      #5869409 - 05/18/13 01:59 PM Attachment (18 downloads)

Rats! Didn't load again
Here's another go.


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desertlens
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Re: Shortest APO? new [Re: FishInPercolator]
      #5869601 - 05/18/13 03:42 PM

Forget much planetary but this is the shortest APO I've seen.

SV50 APO


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REC
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Re: Shortest APO? new [Re: RAKing]
      #5870946 - 05/19/13 09:12 AM

That looks like a nice set-up. Been thing about getting a small Goto for my 80mm. How do you like the performance?

Can you use the scope just in manual mode? I like to just point it at something sometimes.

Thanks,

Bob


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MooEy
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Re: Shortest APO? [Re: RAKing]
      #5874013 - 05/20/13 03:38 PM

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That looks like the William Optics version of the ubiquitous carbon fiber 80mm triplet. If you want something like that, Orion has a nice one available:






what if i were to tell you that it's actually the flt-98cf

Edited by MooEy (05/20/13 03:38 PM)


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beanerds
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Re: Shortest APO? new [Re: MooEy]
      #5886348 - 05/26/13 11:02 PM Attachment (5 downloads)

My Takahashi SKY90 , 360mm without 2 inch diagonal , 440mm with 2 inch diagonal .
Brian.


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FishInPercolator
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Re: Shortest APO? new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #5886398 - 05/27/13 12:04 AM

for portability and to be used as a guidescope yes

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