Astronomics Intes Micro Mak/Mak-Newts sale
Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:13 AM
Just a heads up.
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.
Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:28 AM
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.
Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:28 AM
Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:42 AM
I'll take that chance with the almost bomb-proof sturdiness of the Intes products combined with the low price....
Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:57 AM
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.
Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:59 AM
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.
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.
Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:41 AM
Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:34 PM
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.
Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:48 PM
I've always wanted a 6" f/8 Intes-Micro Mak-Newt.
Thanks to you, one is on its way to me.
Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:56 PM
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.).
Posted 21 July 2011 - 05:43 PM
And spasiba Astronomiks, for making this happen.
Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:03 PM
Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:23 PM
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?
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.
Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:58 PM
Sorry for being off topic, but does this mean Astronomics is not going to be an Intes Micro dealer afterall?
Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:36 PM
Edited post for brevity. Thanks.
Posted 22 July 2011 - 07:02 AM
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????
Posted 22 July 2011 - 08:45 AM
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?
Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:05 AM
Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:09 AM
My new Intes is shipping today!
Posted 22 July 2011 - 12:17 PM