I think this is one of the smartest, best looking practical mid size refractors on the market today. Looks, cost, performance all seem excellent.
I'm surprised so little is said from these new owners? Is it just bad timing maybe because the first shipment of these happened around the start of the cold season?
I honestly never cared for the Origional AT-115 with the flat black focuser. I just had a look that didn't appeal to me. The new ones are just perfect.
I've had two Astrotechs with silver focusers, they just look slick and of course, every new ED and Triplet made has excellent optics.
Scopes today are all so good, I never even thing about optical quality any more. I just look for the features that i prefer and now, their looks.
To this day, I have not looked through any ED or Triplet refractor that did not have excellent optics.
So where are these owners? What are your thoughts on the new focuser? The AT-92 I have, has an excellent robust, very strong, very smooth focuser. At least as precise in performance and feel as the best focusers I've ever used. This is not the same focuser as used on my AT-102. The AT-102 had a nice gray one, but it did not feel like a load bearing focuser.
I'm curious about your thoughts on the new focuser. Did it work right out of the box or did it need adjusting?
Also interested to hear what you are mounting your new glossy gray focuser 115's on and what do you think of it.
Hows the dew shield, does it slide easy and feels solid?
Hows it feel with 2" eyepieces.
Thanks in advanced for any comments.