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Orion ED80CF triplet - any users?

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#1 25585

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 01:06 PM

https://youtu.be/7r8d7UZLXo4

 

Seems an ideal carrying scope for backpacking. Maybe same optics as the SW Esprit 80?.


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 01:41 PM

I'm sure it is a beautiful, capable scope.   But $1000 for a backpack scope?  I'd get one of the Astrotech ED scopes for much less

and more compact.


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 01:43 PM

I agree for visual you might be better off with a Doublet.

Also, OTA's made with/for back-packs have already be marketed.



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 08:14 PM

I just set mine up for grab and go. It’s on a lightweight camera tripod, and on a Stellarvue M1v. 

 

With an APM 30mm and laser finder it comes in at a hair over 15lb. 

 

Not it what I’d call backpack territory. 


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