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Altair 150 EDF refractor to replace my 125 any takers?

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#1 Bennevis

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 01:54 AM

Well, I just ordered the new Altair 150EDF after reading the Sky at Night review which says they have zero colour aberration, and being a doublet which I like the idea of.

 

https://www.altairas...-Refractor.html

 

I'm local, so I viewed it at the shop in Aylsham UK. Had a long chat about the design and the lens cell certainly looks right. The 125 is essentially perfect and can be classed as APO unlike a 6" ED I've owned which doesn't quite get there, and the images in the review are very good so I'm pretty confident my search for a big ED is over, feeling positive!

 

I may sell my 125 which I lot more now for lunar observing (my thing) seeing my health has improved considerably after some procedures - and the weather has been warm, though dewy in the UK. I'd like to keep it but I can't see myself getting a mount able to heft them both.

 

I naturally asked for the one in the shop but they explained it's going to a UK show and then a US buyer is getting first refusal.

 

Has anyone done the same or been tempted? It's big, that I can confirm. The tube is very nicely made too.

 

Anyway I'm on the list!

 


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Posted 26 October 2019 - 11:50 AM

 Very nice! Glad to see someones come out  with a affordable-I'm not sure exactly what the exchange rate is-150 F8 doublet using FPL53. My bought on Amart a few weeks ago Vixen 130ED SS F7.4 doublet using FPL53 and lanthanum is color free and I use a lot of magnification. That scope is crazy good! Hopefully  Cloud Break Optics in Seattle who has some Altair scopes will carry the Altair 150.  David


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Posted 26 October 2019 - 12:35 PM

Looks like a great scope. Can't wait to see some reviews.



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Posted 26 October 2019 - 02:48 PM

It does look like a great scope.

Please post pictures once you receive it...



#5 Bennevis

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 01:50 PM

Thanks for the encouragement! I'm told they're working on a 0.8x reducer too so that will be a nice addition for some eaa. Just need to wait until my name pops up.


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Posted 01 December 2019 - 04:52 PM

Well, I just ordered the new Altair 150EDF after reading the Sky at Night review which says they have zero colour aberration, and being a doublet which I like the idea of.

 

https://www.altairas...-Refractor.html

 

I'm local, so I viewed it at the shop in Aylsham UK. Had a long chat about the design and the lens cell certainly looks right. The 125 is essentially perfect and can be classed as APO unlike a 6" ED I've owned which doesn't quite get there, and the images in the review are very good so I'm pretty confident my search for a big ED is over, feeling positive!

 

I may sell my 125 which I lot more now for lunar observing (my thing) seeing my health has improved considerably after some procedures - and the weather has been warm, though dewy in the UK. I'd like to keep it but I can't see myself getting a mount able to heft them both.

 

I naturally asked for the one in the shop but they explained it's going to a UK show and then a US buyer is getting first refusal.

 

Has anyone done the same or been tempted? It's big, that I can confirm. The tube is very nicely made too.

 

Anyway I'm on the list!

Any updates on this?


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#7 beanerds

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 02:56 AM

Any updates on this?

Yes , waiting for a review and photos , anyone else got one ?  great specifications so these should perform very well.

 

Beanerds.




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