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#1 moynihan

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Posted 04 November 2003 - 09:17 AM

Any one interested in speculating on what Orion ED size will come out next?
If so, I'll start with a guess:
4.3" f/9
The manufacturer (assuming it is Synta)could use the tubes for the 4.7" f/8.3 achro.
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#2 Bill Grass

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Posted 04 November 2003 - 10:20 AM

I would also think somewhere in the 4-inch range! Posslibly a 90mm, though. We'll see, I guess!

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Posted 04 November 2003 - 10:38 AM

Yeah, it would have to be in the 4" range.

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Posted 04 November 2003 - 10:40 AM

I would think it would be more advantageous to jump 20mm atleast, and do it twice (100mm and 120mm). The should focus more on the focuser, since this appears to be where the biggest quality problems are occuring.

Voting for a 100mm

#5 Trever

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Posted 04 November 2003 - 10:40 AM

I would think 100mm to 120mm.

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Posted 04 November 2003 - 10:43 AM

For what it's worth, I e-mailed Orion's customer service departement to ask if they had info on future scopes, and they denied that there were any plans for larger ED scopes.... Not sure what that really means, since I doubt these are the guys making the decision, but that's their story and they're sticking to it until they change it....

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#7 Blair

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Posted 04 November 2003 - 12:38 PM

I'd like to see them make a 60mm ED f/7 version with tripod block. Now, that would be a travel scope. :jump:

I've been eyeing Tak's but $900 is definitely out of my range.


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Posted 04 November 2003 - 01:22 PM

It will be a 102mm f/8. How do I know this? I don’t. Would be nice though. :grin:

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#9 moynihan

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Posted 04 November 2003 - 01:43 PM

I also talked to Orion awhile back. The tech support person said no plans at present. He added that they usually do not premiere new scopes unit summer though... :question:

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Posted 04 November 2003 - 07:14 PM

Orion could make a great deal of money and do us a favor who have obtained the 80ed, if they could produce a 100mm ed cell sold separately, that could fit on the end of the 80ed OTA and with some simply way to retrofit or use the same baffles.


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Posted 05 November 2003 - 01:42 AM

Orion could make a great deal of money and do us a favor who have obtained the 80ed, if they could produce a 100mm ed cell sold separately, that could fit on the end of the 80ed OTA and with some simply way to retrofit or use the same baffles.


That would be a genius idea!!! :bow: (I have an 80 coming very soon...today, actually!)


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