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Posted 24 August 2003 - 09:33 PM

I have been looking thru some 20x80 binos for a little over a year now. I am now really wanting something that has more
power but with clarity. I was wandering wat types of small
refractors of good quality and good coatings are out there
for around $1000.00?

#2 Steve Landry

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Posted 24 August 2003 - 09:58 PM

Will,

Are u looking for something bigger than your 80mm bino's?

Does the 1,000 include mount and accessories?

Cheers!
Steve

#3 rboe

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Posted 24 August 2003 - 09:58 PM

I can recommend the Pronto right off the bat but I keep hearing about some TAK models in the same price range if not cheaper that are as good if not better.

Williams optics is suppose to make some decent refractors too. Hopefully their owners will chime in.

A good used Pronto will do you proud. It will make a great wide field scope to park on top of your SCT or large dob when/if you decide to go that route.

Ron

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 04:44 AM

What are you looking to get for your $1000?

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Posted 29 August 2003 - 11:24 PM

There's a lot of buzz about Orion's new 80mm ED refractor and some very encouraging reports. At $430 (for the OTA only), you'd have plenty left to make a nice outfit.

As a Pronto owner, I swear by mine. I bought it used a couple years ago with a Telepod mount, diagonal, case, and 20mm TV plossl right at a grand.

#6 Mike Sandy

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Posted 30 August 2003 - 12:36 AM

I have a FS-60C that does a great job. They come up on Astromart for $600 or so. There are a few FC60 being sold right now I believe. These are very nice, but the attaching pieces with Taks are always a bit of a pain. Great Optics! I'd try one of the FC models - buy used and sell if you aren't convinced it's a keeper.

How do you plan on using it?

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Posted 13 September 2003 - 08:15 AM

I, m looking at the Burgess Optics in 102 and 127 mm.
Are they good? I have not read anything about the scopes.
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#8 Steve Landry

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Posted 13 September 2003 - 10:37 AM

Wil,

I can't speak to Burgess Telescopes, but there's a forum for them on astromart.

Check it out.

http://www.astromart...asp?forum_id=67

Cheers,
Steve


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