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#1 Taco_Tuesday

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 12:08 AM

Hello everyone,

 

I was thinking of buying the AT60ED.

Now on astronomics it say for the availability More on the way.

Anyone an idea at what time frame this is?

 

I'm going on a holiday in the middle of july and i would like the have the telescope before that time so i can take it with me



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 01:56 AM

You would need to ask Astro-Tech.

There could be various delays and I suspect it depends on shipping etc.

Likely AT will read this and offer an answewr, but nothing is guaranteed and July gives you just on a month to get your hands on it. I assume that a week or two to familiarize yourself with it all is wanted.

 

Also I expect this to get moved to either refractors or equipment. Nice that the AT60ED is not really yet a classic. One day maybe.



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:26 AM

If my memory serves me correctly it has been More on the way for several months now.



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 07:18 AM

Yes, moving this to Refractors for better fit.



#5 Taco_Tuesday

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 07:47 AM

If my memory serves me correctly it has been More on the way for several months now.

Then it's best to look for a different scope since i'm on a time limit



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 07:56 AM

The William Optics Zenithstar 61 is, essentially, the same scope with different badging.  It's in-stock at OPT and a few other places.  Costs a little bit more, but uses the same flattener and everything else.

That's the version of that little scope that I got.  Terrific for wide-field visual and imaging :)



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 10:33 AM

The William Optics Zenithstar 61 is, essentially, the same scope with different badging.  It's in-stock at OPT and a few other places.  Costs a little bit more, but uses the same flattener and everything else.

That's the version of that little scope that I got.  Terrific for wide-field visual and imaging smile.gif

i mostly read is that you shouldn't buy the wo z61.

Trying to get into Astrophotography is confusing as hell laugh.gif


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#8 Doug Culbertson

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 11:05 AM

Telescope Express TS Photoline 60mm f/6 is the same scope as the AT60ED, but a different color. It will cost $90 or so more than the AT with shipping, but it’s in stock and they are a great company to deal with. 

https://www.teleskop...ularauszug.html



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 05:21 PM

There is also the Williams Optics Z61 which is the same scope and costs ~$120 more.



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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:21 AM

They were 2 months out when I checked back in mid February. You can email them and get an updated estimate.

 

The alternative is to keep an eye on the classifieds as they do turn up there from time to time. I picked up mine that way but you need to follow the category as they disappear pretty fast.



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Posted 26 May 2019 - 09:47 AM

i mostly read is that you shouldn't buy the wo z61.

Trying to get into Astrophotography is confusing as hell laugh.gif

Where did you read that?

I adore mine. It’s outstanding for astrophotography. Imperceptible CA, wide flat field with the flattener, small and light yet solid and robust.



#12 Jeff Gardner

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 10:30 AM

There is also the Williams Optics Z61 which is the same scope and costs ~$120 more.

For the extra $120.00 you get a case, thermometer on the end of focuser knob and the patented Bahtinov Mask cover.



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Posted 26 May 2019 - 10:59 AM

I ordered last week the AT .  I was told it would be shipping next month.   It's on the way by boat to the US



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Posted 26 May 2019 - 01:39 PM

For the extra $120.00 you get a case, thermometer on the end of focuser knob and the patented Bahtinov Mask cover.


My Z61 did not come with a case. I wonder why.

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 05:08 PM

My Z61 did not come with a case. I wonder why.

I don't know first hand, Agena's ad mentioned a soft case was included




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