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#1 Jim7728

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:14 AM

Just a heads up. :cool:

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:13 AM

Just a heads up. :cool:


Jim, your post just cost me $1000!!!

I picked up a 6"Mak-Newt. This is an incredible deal!!

I'll be selling my 6" f/5.9 achromat.

Thanks for letting us know about this.

Dave

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:28 AM

Sorry David. ;) I also ordered the 6" f/6 Mak Newt or MH-66. The MH-68 6" f/8 seemed a bit long and heavy for my mounts.

I hate impulse buying, but this is a rare opportunity for a scope I've been thinking about having for a long time and I also have to sell off some gear to help pay for it. :bawling: :grin:

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:28 AM

Sounds like good prices, but the part about no warranty of any kind would scare me a bit.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:42 AM

They will take the scope back, full refund, if anything is defective upon receipt by the customer. But zero warranty after that....

I'll take that chance with the almost bomb-proof sturdiness of the Intes products combined with the low price....

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:57 AM

TBH, If it arrives in one piece and is functioning within spec, what's going to go wrong after that? They state they will take back if any problem upon receipt. Even coatings on the cheaper scopes don't have issues within the warranty period if they ok ok new.

I have my eye on the Imaging Newt. There is only one. :( Someone buy it and save me from a fight with the wife...

A mount I could see being concerned, but a scope is good, or it is bad, they don't go bad. :) IME.... You are also dealing with a manafacturer with a great reputation and a distributer with the same. Who also inspects the scopes before shipping.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:59 AM

As long as it arrives undamaged. It's just a couple of mirrors and a corrector plate, not buying a electronic gizmo that will fry out sooner or later. Focuser can also be upgraded, if terrible. Hoping not. ;)

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:06 AM

Sounds like good prices, but the part about no warranty of any kind would scare me a bit.

Ken


The guarantee is that if the new and unused factory-fresh scope is defective when you get it, you send it back and get your money back.

These are not complex scopes and are built like tanks. They are unlikely to develop problems over time.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:41 AM

Guys, I appreciate that these are quality scopes that are unlikely to have a problem, but that does not eliminate the possiblity that problem could exist that I might not see the second I get the scope. It also does not eliminate the possibility that a problem could develope shortly after purchase. If you guys want to take that chance, by all means go for it. I am certainly not trying to tell anybody else what to do with their money, I was only stating that no warranty would give me pause.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:34 PM

I have owned four Intes-Micro MCT's and all were received in excellent condition with no issues whatsover. I currently have a M703 that I purchased from Astronomics before NEAF.

Not to say something couldn't happen during shipping, but given how well made and sturdy these scopes are and the packaging techniques used, the chances seem very small. All of the scopes had excellent optics. If I were interested in one of these scopes, I wouldn't hesitate to get one at these prices. They won't get any cheaper if you order from APM as the Euro keeps gaining more value compared to the US dollar.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:48 PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I've always wanted a 6" f/8 Intes-Micro Mak-Newt.

Thanks to you, one is on its way to me.

Regards,

Jim

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:56 PM

I guess folks buying used items should stop, immediately. There's no warranty, after all. ;)

Seriously, these are used market prices for minty-new IM scopes. So long as it's covered in case it gets to me in itty-bitty pieces, I'm good. The last time I sent a telescope back for service was...never. I have, however returned a number of defective telescopes for refund, credit or replacement/exchange (Lundt Ha scope, Solarscope Ha filter, Celestron MCT, Orion MCT, etc.).

Regards,

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#13 Jim7728

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 05:43 PM

You're welcome , Jim. Always willing to help CN members spend their money. ;)

And spasiba Astronomiks, for making this happen. ;)

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:03 PM

Is the Imaging Newt still available? It said only one. Or did one of you buy it out from under me. :)
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:19 PM

Still listed.

You know you want it... :evillaugh:

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:23 PM

I was going to buy the one Jim bought, just to keep our collections in sync. But alas, the are sold out. :) The picture of the imaging newt shows a CO much smaller than 35%. Is that the same scope in the picture?

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:16 PM

Very tempting!

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:36 PM

I was going to buy the one Jim bought, just to keep our collections in sync. But alas, the are sold out. :) The picture of the imaging newt shows a CO much smaller than 35%. Is that the same scope in the picture?

Joe


If you're talking about the MN74 astrograph, I sincertely doubt it. The image is from the Intes website, and a check there will show that most of their images of scopes are somewhat less than useful. We used their image, incorrect though it may be, simply to save time, since we'd prefer not to undo the 800,000 wood screws Intes uses to hold its wood shipping crate together to take an accurate picture. The scope would no longer be factory-fresh and at these sale prices (and at the exorbitant 12 cents an hour I pay my employees), I'd lose money on all the time it would take them to unpack and repack.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:58 PM

Congrats to all who ordered new IM scopes!

Sorry for being off topic, but does this mean Astronomics is not going to be an Intes Micro dealer afterall?

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:36 PM

Gosh, what a deal. I've been looking for a F5 / F6, 1000mm instrument for months, not sure which way to jump. Put one of the MH66s in the shopping basket but was informed that I'd have to sell one of my other scopes. Dang it, which one? I like all my current scopes. So.... hmmmmm... I know! The ST80 I purchased as part of a guider package. Whoops. Not even close to help defray the cost so .... alas ... The MH66 looks to be the perfect scope I was looking for.... guess I'll have to wait some more.

Edited post for brevity. Thanks.


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Posted 22 July 2011 - 07:02 AM

They posted a while back that the exorbitant shipping costs from Europe made it uneconomical for them to carry this line. Of course with Mike only payinmg 12 cents an hour . . .

I am running down to Astronomics later today to pick up something (not one of these scopes.) Jim, do you want me to have them haul out your scope before shipping it so I can give the crate a few hefty whacks with a mallet, just to be sure it is well packed????

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 08:45 AM

Mike,please don't damage the crate box. I'm going to need to use it as a lemonade stand to help pay for the telescope. :grin:

So with that smallish secondary in the f/6 MH-66, I guess the 24mm Panoptic is the largest field stop I can use without the edge of field illumination dropping off?

And when did Intes Micro designate the MN-66 to MH-66? What does MH stand for? Mak-Heavy? :lol:

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:05 AM

I ordered the 6" F6 MN version yesterday morning. It should be arriving here on Tuesday. Can't wait to put the scope under the stars!

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:09 AM

Well I'm in, my paypal is empty and my budget depleted and I will panic when the next good ep deal shows up on AM but........

My new Intes is shipping today!

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 12:17 PM

The F8 is really a dream scope.Wish i had the money to grab one....somethimes i feel so sad...


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