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#1 Astrojensen

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 11:16 AM

I finally did it. 

 

I pressed the button and laid down the cash, that I have put aside for many, many moons. 

 

I finally own a 6" ED apo. 

 

 

Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark

 

PS: No, I haven't saved for a quarter of a century, but I've wanted a 6" apo for that long. 


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#2 chakel

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 11:22 AM

Details please


 

#3 Astrojensen

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 11:23 AM

And this is what I was finally able to afford:

 

https://www.apm-tele...tml?info=361663

 

Since I was one of those people, who cheered Markus on, when he first announced his plans for this scope here on CN, it was only fair, that I bought one. Especially since he was kind enough to lower the price to such an incredible level. 

 

Now the final few days of agonizing waiting sets in. The weather will probably be abysmally poor, once it arrives, so my apologies to everyone in southern Scandinavia. 

 

 

Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


 

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 11:25 AM

Have fun with it! What are you going to be mounting it on?


 

#5 Tyson M

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 11:29 AM

Congrats!!!


 

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 11:30 AM

Congratulations!


 

#7 einarin

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 11:35 AM

Hm, actually that's pretty decent price for 6" ED apo.

Hope the the weather in Denmark is better than here in Finland - it's been cloudy for weeks and it doesn't look any better in the future.


 

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 11:36 AM

If you like it as much as your other scopes you're in for a good time.  --GN


 

#9 John O'Grady

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 11:39 AM

Congratulations!  I'm sure you'll love it.  I just recently picked up a 5 inch APO and have been quite impressed with the views in poor seeing.

Be sure to post pictures but more importantly a few notes on the views through it.


 

#10 Don Taylor

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 11:41 AM

Very nice and congratulations!!!!!  Looking forward to your observing reports - although this time I've locked my bank account and wallet in advance.lol.gif


 

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 11:48 AM

Congratulations Thomas, all good things are worth waiting for! smile.gif 


 

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 12:02 PM

And this is what I was finally able to afford:

 

https://www.apm-tele...tml?info=361663

 

Since I was one of those people, who cheered Markus on, when he first announced his plans for this scope here on CN, it was only fair, that I bought one. Especially since he was kind enough to lower the price to such an incredible level. 

 

Now the final few days of agonizing waiting sets in. The weather will probably be abysmally poor, once it arrives, so my apologies to everyone in southern Scandinavia. 

 

 

Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark

Congratulations! That looks beautiful. Just under 12 kilo with clamps and rail? What are you going to mount it on?

 

https://www.cloudyni...umber-245-r3175

 

I'm guessing you've seen this review. 


 

#13 RadioAstronomer

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 12:19 PM

Congrats! I might pull the trigger on a 6" APO someday..


 

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 12:20 PM

I must commend your very wise decision to make the purchase while the weather is cloudy already waytogo.gif I'm pretty sure the number of cloudy nights spent waiting for the scope to arrive after placing the order is fully deducted from the six weeks (one week per inch of aperture) of cloudy nights after receiving it grin.gif.

 

I looks like a very sweet scope! I hope you will share your experiences with it; including your experiences with cooldown time of the 6" objective which is of interest for other people in the Northern European climate zone.


 

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 12:24 PM

Congratulations. A 6” refractor is a wonderful thing. You will enjoy it. 


 

#16 Astrojensen

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 12:26 PM

Have fun with it! What are you going to be mounting it on?

My Vixen Saturn mount. It currently carries my 4" f/11 ED, but has also been used with my 6" f/8 achromat, so I know it's very capable of it. It's a bit stronger than an EQ-6. It's fully manual, which I like. The slow motion controls are very smooth and precise and there's no slop. 

 

Here you can see it with the 4" f/11:

 

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The APM is basically the same length (a little longer), but 50% fatter.

 

 

Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


 

#17 Jeff Lee

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 12:35 PM

Enjoy your new scope, and congratulations on achieving a dream.


 

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 12:41 PM

Congratulations!

 

With 2.25 times the light gathering power and almost a magnitude deeper, I'm sure you will be very happy Thomas.

 

It seems at 6" the magic of unobstructed glass manifests itself with incredible views.


 

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 12:43 PM

I looks like a very sweet scope! I hope you will share your experiences with it; including your experiences with cooldown time of the 6" objective which is of interest for other people in the Northern European climate zone.

Oh, rest assured, that there will be reports of my experiences with it. Lots and lots of reports. 

 

The cooldown time will obviously vary enormously, depending on the temperature difference, but in winter I anticipate a cooldown period of around an hour, with the scope being very usable at medium to medium-high magnifications after half an hour or so, much like my 6" f/8 newtonian and my 6" f/8 achromat. We will see. 

 

 

Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


Edited by Astrojensen, 19 October 2019 - 12:47 PM.

 

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 12:46 PM

Congratulations and clear skies, very nice scope.


 

#21 Astrojensen

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 12:46 PM

Congratulations!

 

With 2.25 times the light gathering power and almost a magnitude deeper, I'm sure you will be very happy Thomas.

 

It seems at 6" the magic of unobstructed glass manifests itself with incredible views.

If it has the resolution, contrast and brightness of my 6" f/8 newtonian, but the steady, sharp views of my 4" f/11 ED, I will be a very happy camper. 

 

 

Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


Edited by Astrojensen, 19 October 2019 - 12:48 PM.

 

#22 Tyson M

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 01:12 PM

I have been looking more and more closely at the 6" APM.  If I ever decide to give up my Mak, I will look into possibly getting one. 

 

Looking forward to your observations and reports! 


Edited by Tyson M, 19 October 2019 - 01:12 PM.

 

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 02:14 PM

If it has the resolution, contrast and brightness of my 6" f/8 newtonian, but the steady, sharp views of my 4" f/11 ED, I will be a very happy camper. 

 

 

Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark

I picked up the little brother 140.

it is probably my limit for weight and length at 10kg.

although 2x the light gathering of the 102, I’m still looking for noticeable differences though I haven’t had it out in conditions as good as with the 102.......and only 3 times. I bought it and the weather just turned the clouds on.


 

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 03:04 PM

Congratulations Thomas!

 

It looks great on the mount in your backyard.

Looking forward to your first light report,

JG


 

#25 Astrojensen

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 03:08 PM

Congratulations Thomas!

 

It looks great on the mount in your backyard.

Looking forward to your first light report,

JG

I've not received it yet. The scope on the mount in the picture is my 4" f/11 ED.

 

 

Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


 


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