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#1 zirkel 2

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 09:52 AM

Hi alls,

 

It was in 2003 that Orion released 80 ED, a august month.
Post your pictures of 80 ED Orion, Skywatcher, Celestron, Vixen and other brands here.
Only conditions: 80 mm aperture, ED and Achro glasses and... refractor ;-)

 

Tribute to the 80 ED/Achro G&G Refractors topic !

 

This mine with setup Berlebach tripod and AZ Microstar Deluxe mount :

 

Orion Lunette80ED Berlebach (1)
 
Orion Lunette80ED Berlebach (7)

Edited by zirkel 2, 14 September 2019 - 11:59 AM.

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#2 bridgman

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 10:17 AM

SV AT1010 on AZ8 mount

 

EDIT - just noticed the "ED" qualifier. Might have to take this down... the scope is an achro but I'm sure there's a bunch of ED glass in the eyepiece :)

 

Sorry... normally it takes a lot longer than this to derail a thread.

 

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Edited by bridgman, 14 September 2019 - 10:21 PM.

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#3 Don W

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 10:41 AM

Love my Vixen ED80 sf!!

 

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#4 zirkel 2

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 11:21 AM

the scope is an achro but I'm sure there's a bunch of ED glass in the eyepiece.

 

no problem ... achros accepted, I corrected the first message smile.gif


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 12:14 PM

no problem ... achros accepted, I corrected the first message smile.gif

Whew :)  Thank you !



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Posted 14 September 2019 - 12:28 PM

Here is my very light and compact G&G Nikon ED82 on Gitzo carbon tripod next to my less G&G MW 16" f/5:

 

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 12:42 PM

APM 80/500 CNC serial #002:

 

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Posing here on AOK VAMO Traveler and Berlebach Report, with Pan 41 in the focuser. Wide-field nirvana! VAMO is now sold though, waiting for the delivery of AYOII...


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#8 NYJohn S

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 02:09 PM

SV80A - This is a nice lightweight setup with the Manfrotto Tripod and fluid head. It's also a great spotting scope with a correct image diagonal. 

SV80 with Manfrotto tripod & fluid head

 

 


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 02:14 PM

 

SV80A - This is a nice lightweight setup with the Manfrotto Tripod and fluid head. It's also a great spotting scope with a correct image diagonal. 

 

 

 

Hey John

 

Which manfrotto fluid head us that? Do you like it for astronomy or more for daytime spotting?



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Posted 14 September 2019 - 02:28 PM

Hi Tyson, It's the MVH502AH. I use it for both so I can just carry 1 setup. It's not bad for astronomy with a small scope but if that was the only use I'd get something like the Stellavue M1V. I think that would be a little smoother. 

 

I have a lot of photo equipment so I try to use it whenever possible. 


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 02:31 PM

Kept mounted near the door:

 

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Vixen SD81S


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 03:43 PM

ED80 and other 80's all together! Night & Day!

 

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Very best,


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 04:08 PM

What's funny is that of all the scopes I've ever owned, I don't recall ever owning a 80mm ED doublet refractor.  I seem to have skipped directly from 80mm doublet achros to 80mm triplet apos.  I don't have a good explanation for it, but that's just what happened.  :shrug:


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 03:11 AM

I have a few.  

 

William Optics 80mm Megrez II FD

 

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Astro-Tech AT-80 LE

 

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And a ST-80 with a 2 inch focuser

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 03:57 AM

Antares

Equinox

modded Vixen Triplet, Thanks to Tyson and Sheldon.

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 10:52 AM

Two of my previously owned 80mm scopes:

 

1)  Stellarvue AT1010N Nighthawk (80mm f/6 achromat) on a TV Telepod

 

2)  Stellarvue SV80ED Deluxe (80mm f/7 ED) on a Stellarvue M-1

 

 

I am currently running an 85mm G&G scope so I won't post that one (gotta abide by the rules)  wink.gif

 

 

 

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 11:06 AM

Two of my previously owned 80mm scopes:

 

1)  Stellarvue AT1010N Nighthawk (80mm f/6 achromat) on a TV Telepod

 

2)  Stellarvue SV80ED Deluxe (80mm f/7 ED) on a Stellarvue M-1

 

 

I am currently running an 85mm G&G scope so I won't post that one (gotta abide by the rules)  wink.gif

 

Another SRF (Slobbering Refractor Freak) succumbs to aperture fever. 

 

It was inevitable.  One can live in denial only so long before admitting to the advantages of larger apertures.  :lol:

 

Jon

 

P. S. I have the notion that Scott invented the term SRF.. Scott: Is that true or were you just a prominent  popularizer of the term?


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 01:21 PM

Here is my very light and compact G&G Nikon ED82 on Gitzo carbon tripod next to my less G&G MW 16" f/5:

 

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I know this is the refractor forum but I love the looks of that ultralight dob.



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Posted 15 September 2019 - 04:23 PM

Another view and AZ mount setup of my 80 ED Orion G&G :

 

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 04:59 PM

My C80ED after a GSO focuser upgrade and tube powder coat.

 

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 07:22 PM

Have couple of ED80s. TV 85 (green) & an 80mm Equinox. Also 3 achros, a blue & a black ST80,  and Vixen A80M.

 

Of them all the TV85 is most used, but ST80s are useful spotting scopes and easy to pack for walking not being too heavy.   



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Posted 15 September 2019 - 08:41 PM

SV Nighthawk 80mm f/6 doublet achromat:

 

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SV80S LOMO triplet apochromat:

 

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 08:47 PM

Another SRF (Slobbering Refractor Freak) succumbs to aperture fever. 

 

It was inevitable.  One can live in denial only so long before admitting to the advantages of larger apertures.  lol.gif

 

Jon

 

P. S. I have the notion that Scott invented the term SRF.. Scott: Is that true or were you just a prominent  popularizer of the term?

I don't remember if I came up with it but I do remember being the one to define it.  I know I was considered the first SRF since the term was first directed towards me.  ;)


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 09:20 PM

My first "real" refractor: Stellarvue 80/9D (80mm f/9.4 doublet achromat)

 

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 01:53 AM

Leaving out my Takahashi 85mm Baby-Q on a technicality, I have two 80mm scopes: LOMO 80/480 triplet (Stellarvue SV80S - blue); LOMO 80/600 triplet (Apogee upgraded with FeatherTouch focuser - black):

 

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Gitzo Series 5 carbon fibre tripod; Sergio Bonilla SB Alt-Az mount and pier extension.

 

Phil

 

 


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