Hello folks. From discussions in other refractor threads, I thought it might be interesting, with the blessing of the forum mods, to start a discussion specifically about the SW 100 ED APO telescope. If you own one, use one or have some particular experience with one of these telescopes, please post. It would be nice to hear about particulars, eye pieces you found work well, mounts, modifications, comparisons, etc. Also interested in your personal impression or lack thereof too. All I ask is to try and keep the thread centered on the SW 100 ED APO without diverging too far off-topic. Thanks.
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I'll start with a statement from another thread that I found interesting:
It depends on the particular FPL-53 melt that the telescope was made from and these are wildly variable.
I read extensively about the SW 100 ED APO 'scope before I put down the money for one. I never ran across any comments in any forums concerning this particular problem. While I don't doubt the veracity of the original poster, I like to hear if anyone else has run across this.