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#151 Brollen

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 11:13 AM

https://www.teleskop...--Crayford.html

Is this the same refractor as the AT80ED f7 ?

Looks, specs and price are very similar to the AT80ED. But hard to say if it is "the" same - only the guys at Astronomics might know for sure. Functionally I would think they are going to be very similar.



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Posted 04 April 2020 - 06:07 PM

Which of your Morpheus EPs work best on the moon with the AT80?

They all work well for me - low or high power. I am a Morpheus fan boy grin.gif as I think these EPs bring out the best in my refractors. But on the moon, with the AT80, I think I particularly like the view with the 9mm and 6.5mm. I am not a big Luna watcher, although I would like to do so more - the moon is available so often...


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#153 gene 4181

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 09:56 PM

https://www.teleskop...--Crayford.html

Is this the same refractor as the AT80ED f7 ?

 There are 2 listed and it appears that the  less expensive  one has a 2 inch crayford focuser , not the 2.5 rack and pinion  ,  you would have too clarify that with TS .  Even the page header comes up as second hand and special offers  .   Lunt offered theirs with the 2in "crayford"  focuser  , nothing inherently wrong with it  IF you want too save a few  euros


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Posted 06 April 2020 - 03:30 PM

I don't need it, but an AT80ED is on the way. Astronomics needs our help in these difficult times. 


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Posted 06 April 2020 - 08:33 PM

I don't need it, but an AT80ED is on the way. Astronomics needs our help in these difficult times. 

 

That thought has preceded ALL of my observing purchases!!!  grin.gif

 

Good on you, Ken!

 

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Posted 09 April 2020 - 09:36 PM

Any reason this tube couldn’t be shortened on the focuser end to  better accommodate binoviewers? It looks like the focuser slides on the tube as opposed to threading on . Correct?



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Posted 10 April 2020 - 06:18 PM

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FedEx delivered today. Here it is sitting on an AZ-GTI on a Manfrotto 475b tripod. I luckily had an extra Vixen finder foot on hand as the scope doesn't come with one. 6x30 RACI mounted. First light will have to wait for some clear skies. Really nice looking.


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Posted 10 April 2020 - 06:45 PM

Congratulations!

I'm looking forward to hearing your first light report.


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Posted 10 April 2020 - 07:22 PM

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FedEx delivered today. Here it is sitting on an AZ-GTI on a Manfrotto 475b tripod. I luckily had an extra Vixen finder foot on hand as the scope doesn't come with one. 6x30 RACI mounted. First light will have to wait for some clear skies. Really nice looking.

How do you like that tripod?



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Posted 10 April 2020 - 07:27 PM

attachicon.gifAT80ED.jpg

 

FedEx delivered today. Here it is sitting on an AZ-GTI on a Manfrotto 475b tripod. I luckily had an extra Vixen finder foot on hand as the scope doesn't come with one. 6x30 RACI mounted. First light will have to wait for some clear skies. Really nice looking.

looking good. 


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Posted 10 April 2020 - 07:49 PM

How do you like that tripod?

Love it. Makes my AZ-GTI and Stellarvue M1V much more stable. 



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Posted Today, 03:41 PM

Hey Guys,

I just received my AT80ED yesterday, looks like an awesome scope, I had a few minutes between clouds last 

night to view the moon, I couldn't see any false color on the limb, the craters were super sharp !!

I do have a question about the focuser, it's a little notchy feeling in spots especially with the course 

focus knob, will this wear in and smooth out or is there an adjustment I need to make ?

 

Derrell.


Edited by mtbkr123, Today, 03:45 PM.



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