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Are there still 80/1200 mm refractors produced in japan todays ?

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#26 25585

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 06:49 AM

https://www.harrison...-telescope.html. The Moonraker uses Carton lenses, it says. 



#27 Dave1066

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 10:57 AM

Hi 25585

 

If I have no joy dealing with Scopetech direct, I may go to a Takahashi dealer to see if they can order the 80mm F15 rather than the Starbase 80 F10.

 

I'm aware Moonraker use Carton lenses. Not over keen on the style of Moonraker, and I think prices are to high.

 

David


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#28 Shaun_Slade

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 04:15 AM

Firstlightoptics.com are selling them now. I really want one!
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Posted 23 May 2020 - 06:03 AM



https://www.firstlig...-refractor.html

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 01:07 AM

I was tempted ... but then I realized from the online photos it does seem to me like the scopetech scopes use an awful lot of plastic. Of course, one could argue that it's a weight-saving move, but if a vintage-design scope should hold any appeal to me, I want a taste of vintage build quality as well.


Edited by db2005, 24 May 2020 - 01:12 AM.

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#31 Shaun_Slade

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 03:19 AM

wonder whether the Bresser 90/1350, at 33% the price would give similar views because of the bigger aperture.

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 04:16 PM

I was tempted ... but then I realized from the online photos it does seem to me like the scopetech scopes use an awful lot of plastic. Of course, one could argue that it's a weight-saving move, but if a vintage-design scope should hold any appeal to me, I want a taste of vintage build quality as well.

I have the same focus mount that is used on this scope. I recently re-built my 55 year old 3 inch f/16 refractor, and wanted to

replace the rack and pinion as it had now seen better days. I stripped the modern focus mount for the parts, and they

are a precise fit, down to the exact millimetre in drawtube length, thickness, thread depth etc, etc.   It was as if I had

picked up a 55 year old box of OEM parts. 

 

Out of the two focus mount, the vintage one has a nicer feel and a better build quality to it. 

I might have been tempted to buy the 80mm f/15, however I have a Carton 100mm f/13, which will give me an f/16

scope when fitted with 80mm aperture mask. Plus I have the 3 inch scope.

 

Here is a photo of the scope fitted with the rack and pinion out of the modern focus mount. 

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