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Burgess 1026 refractor and new Eyepieces

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Posted 18 September 2003 - 03:37 PM

Hi,
Bill Burgess sent a 1026 for me to test. This is a 102mm f/6 refractor.

He also included 3 new eyepieces to appraise.

The 1026 is an attractive scope with all metal dewcap and collimatable lens cell. The dewcap has dozens of grooves machined inside with a very flat black paint. This is very effective against stray light. The collimatable cell is reminiscent of Takahashi.

I found 3 internal baffles. It uses a 2" rack&pinion focuser with an 1 1/4" adapter. Ar first I found a great deal of play in the focuser. By adjusting 2 set screws, the play was eliminated.

This telescope comes standard with a 2" diagonal and an 8X50 finder.

The telescope is rather beefy and heavier than most telescopes of this size.

The Objective has full multi-coating. Earlier spectrometer tests showed that these objectives have a throughput of better than 98%.

Rings and dovetail and 2 eyepieces are included with the OTA and priced at $299.

The new eyepieces are seperate from the above.
They are a 20mm, 12mm, and 8mm. The 8mm and 12mm have FOVs similar to my 19mm Panoptic. The 20mm has a much wider FOV, probably at 75 degrees. The eyerelief is good on the 20mm and 12mm, but the 8mm may be too tight for eyeglass wearers.

I will be testing the telescope and eyepieces as soon as it clears. I will also do some imaging, though I've come to feel that imaging tends to hide telescope faults rather than accentuate them, unless the aberrations are extreme.

Al M


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Posted 18 September 2003 - 07:58 PM

Hi,
Here is an image of the telescope.

Al M

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