New telescope: Bresser Messier AR-102 f/4.5
Posted 15 February 2021 - 02:52 PM
I was intrigued when the original thread discussing the Breser AR102 F4.5 started way back in April of 2017. When a lens appeared on 'Surplus Shed's site for a 100mm F4.5 lens I ordered one. Within a week of its arrival I had constructed an OTA. I used a GSO 10 to one 2" focuser with one inch cutoff the drawtube (to aviod vignetting). This scope has become my favorite RFT combined with a 2" 22mm 8 element eyepiece it offers excellent views with edge t edge correction. Surplus Shed no longer offers this lens but there is one for sale on the classifieds today..
Edited by oldtimer, 15 February 2021 - 02:53 PM.
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Posted 15 February 2021 - 09:14 PM
Hope everything is okay now!
As seen in my signature, I went for the eyepiece (the ES68) and it was a huge lift! Then the plan is to save for something better, right now leaning towards the TS102ED f/7 doublet (the cheaper with FPL-51 glass).
Regarding the other subject I have kind of reached a conclusion to get an AZ-EQ5, which would hopefully resolve the questions I had. However, I see that you actually have that mount! So your input in that subject (or the other subject I created about AZ-EQ5 vs CEM40) would be very interesting!
Hopefully this didn't stray too far off topic, still touched on the fact that I will save for a better refractor than the Bresser.
IMO, that is a wise decision.
Indeed -- money best saved towards something better.
The Bresser can be fun to play with, but is a fairly compromised scope in most parameters of optical performance.
Edited by Thomas_M44, 15 February 2021 - 09:17 PM.