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Thinking about trying a SV115 TMB/LZOS again...

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#76 Scott in NC

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Posted 21 November 2020 - 08:53 PM

Yeah, I know.  Sometimes “keeper” just means “I’d keep it forever if I had unlimited funding and unlimited storage space.”  But then something else comes along that I’d like to try out, and the funds have to come from somewhere. In this case though, my FS-102, SV115, and TEC 140 are all scopes that I’d really like to keep for as long as possible.  


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#77 Tyson M

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Posted 21 November 2020 - 09:00 PM

Ah yes, the infamous keeper scope.  I've had my share of them too lol.gif

 

Dont laugh, we have problems....CN is the group for refractorholics not-anonymous. 


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#78 PowerM3

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 12:54 AM

Congrats on your scope! Yes them Russian optics are something else! I have had several 80/480 LOMOS and the SV4. The best optics I have ever owned. Quite honestly I would say the SV4 was better then my former TEC 140(flamesuite on). That's one of the only scopes I really regret selling....


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#79 tom_fowler

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Posted 30 November 2020 - 08:12 PM

I also have the APM version, the APM/LZOS 115mm, f/7.  OTA by itself weighs just 13.5 lbs.  Markus is using a lighter-weight tube, but very strong.  Has great optics--I've just had a few opportunities to use it, but wonderful views of Mars.  Good for DSOs as well. Here's a drastically reduced M31.  Email me for full size version of this and other images, so you can see what a little scope can do.  My email is tfowler@gmu.edu. 

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