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#51 Jacques

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 11:51 AM

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

That is a very reasonable expectation.


 

#52 drd715

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 02:48 PM



I have a myriad eyepieces. I primarily use a Zeiss binoviewer with Zeiss surgeon's microscope eyepieces and 30mm and 40mm plössls for lunar/planetary. For deep-sky, I use a 40mm ES68, a 30mm ES82, 17mm ES92 (oh boy, I am SO looking forward to trying that one out in the APM!), 9mm ES100, various ES82's, etc.


Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark[/quote]

+++ on the 17mm 92* ES. It seems to my eye to be very sharp compared to the other ES wide eyepieces. Borrowed one at a star party, really nice in the 152ED. It's on my "to buy" list one day soon.

Will be especially interested in you comparison between the 152Ed and your F-11ED 4 incher.

Wish they would make that F-11 in a 130mmED 1430mmfl (or F-12)

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#53 havasman

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 03:21 PM

Way to go Thomas. I'm very happy for you. And also for us since we now get to read of your observations with this jump in aperture.


 

#54 t.r.

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 04:09 PM

Congratulations Thomas...if anyone can extract every bit that a 6” apo will be capable of and appreciate it...it will be you! Enjoy and report your first light impressions!!!
 

#55 Bomber Bob

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 05:10 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

Way to go Thomas!!   You won't be disappointed.  Just the opposite:  Because of the aperture, the build quality (for the price), and -- most important! -- these are designed for visual observers rather than imaging.  Turn yours to M42, and you'll understand why I went on & on about mine; or, to Jupiter; or, to Saturn; or, to Mars; or...  So many objects out there, just waiting for you.


 

#56 Don Allen

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 08:26 AM

Assuming it is figured well, that glass combination is very very good.  I am sure you will enjoy it. 


 

#57 n2068dd

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 03:35 PM

Congratulations Thomas.

6" apo is fan. Hope,you'll be much satisfied.

By the way, I did not know that you are much more younger than me, though, you know anything about vintage optics than me!

 

Best Regards

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#58 John Fitzgerald

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 05:53 PM

I hope the first light is wonderful.  My seeing has been so poor lately my optics could be one wave and I wouldn't know it, but I did have good seeing for first light late last winter.


 

#59 vahe

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 08:39 AM

 

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

A 6" apo can be a powerful instrument in the right hands and I am glad that you are getting one, I had mine, AP155EDT F/9, for a little over quarter century, in fact last January it turned quarter century old and now I am starting my second quarter century with this refractor.

For me a 6" strikes that right balance when it comes to portability and its ability to offer fairly decent views of solar system objects and the fact that yours is f/8 makes it even better for visual applications.

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#60 noisejammer

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 09:49 AM

Great news, Thomas! Welcome to the "big" league. :D

 

I expect you'll see your refractor outperforms a 6" reflector quite easily - here's none of that pesky reflectivity to worry your head over.


 

#61 mtminnesota

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 11:07 AM

That sounds like a great scope, congratulations to you!  I wish you many clear nights.


 

#62 Diana N

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 08:16 AM

I think the views you'll get from that scope will make you very, very happy.  Congratulations!


 

#63 hfjacinto

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 08:22 AM

Congrats and remember these can be used for imaging also wink.gif

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#64 Astrojensen

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 10:22 AM

Congrats and remember these can be used for imaging also wink.gif

A bit irrelevant in my case, but thanks anyway. grin.gif

 

 

Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


 

#65 hfjacinto

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 11:15 AM

A bit irrelevant in my case, but thanks anyway. grin.gif

 

 

Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark

Spoken like one of those fighting the addiction, just let it go smile.gif First step is getting the 3.7" focuser smile.gif

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#66 John Fitzgerald

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 11:17 AM

I'm with Thomas.  I too don't want to complicate my observing with photography.


 

#67 daquad

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 01:44 PM

Congratulations Thomas on the APM 6" ED.  I'll be looking forward to your reports with it.  I'd like to compare your impressions with mine from my 5.5 NELM skies.  I think your skies are somewhat darker?

 

Clear Skies, hopefully,

 

Dom Q.


 

#68 Heywood

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 07:01 PM

A bit irrelevant in my case, but thanks anyway. grin.gif

 

 

Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark

Thomas:

 

Have you received the new 6"?  We are awaiting your opinion of the optics.

 

Thank you!

 

Heywood


 

#69 Allan Wade

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 08:19 PM

Wow, almost 60 likes, that’s got to be some kind of record. Well done Thomas, CN’s is very happy for you.


 

#70 Wildetelescope

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 09:01 PM

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. 

A worthy instrument for a worthy observer!  Enjoy! 

 

Jmd 


 

#71 Astrojensen

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 03:37 AM

Thomas:

 

Have you received the new 6"?  We are awaiting your opinion of the optics.

 

Thank you!

 

Heywood

The scope is scheduled for arrival today, according to the UPS parcel tracking. 

 

 

Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


 

#72 Astrojensen

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 03:46 AM

Congratulations Thomas on the APM 6" ED.  I'll be looking forward to your reports with it.  I'd like to compare your impressions with mine from my 5.5 NELM skies.  I think your skies are somewhat darker?

 

Clear Skies, hopefully,

 

Dom Q.

My skies vary considerably, depending on the amount of water vapor and high altitude haze. Generally, on a moonless night, they're around NELM ~6 at the zenith, but can be quite a lot worse closer towards the horizon. They're generally quite poor below ~20° altitude. On the best nights, the NELM is closer to 7-ish around the zenith, but that is a rare occurence. 

 

 

Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


 

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 03:50 AM

The scope is scheduled for arrival today, according to the UPS parcel tracking. 

Not surprisingly, that huge cloud front from southwest is approaching Denmark in perfect synchronization with the UPS truck...

 

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#74 contrailmaker

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 04:22 AM

Congratulations Thomas!

One of my best views of Jupiter was with a Meade 6” apo at a star party. I wanted a large apo ever since and had one for a while. It was truly a dream setup for me. The views were fantastic.

Looking forward to your reports.

 

CM


 

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 05:25 AM

The scope is scheduled for arrival today, according to the UPS parcel tracking. 

 

 

Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark

Wow!  shocked.gif

 

I will be following this thread in real time waiting for the unboxing in the same way as I was expecting the first Sojourner Mars pictures in front of a screen with slow internet back in 1996 or the Titan pictures from the Huygens probe in an internet coffee!! lol.gif

 

Carlos


 


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