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Many of you had asked for better photos of the AT Line, so here you go

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#1 Astronomics

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 11:24 AM

CN member John Szendy  did a fantastic job.  Here is a brief collection of the many photos he took for our website and ads.

 

AT60ED-Right-Side-Straight-Dew-Shield-Retracted-Focuser-In-273691.jpg

 

AT72EDII-Right-Side-Straight-Dew-Shield-Retracted-Focuser-In-273665.jpg

 

AT80ED-Right-Side-Straight-Dew-Shield-Retracted-Focuser-In-273612.jpg

 

AT92ED-Right-Side-Straight-Dew-Shield-Retracted-Focuser-In-273601.jpg

 

AT102ED-Focuser-Instructions-1-273839.jpg

 

AT115EDT-Front-273910.jpg

 

AT152EDT-Right-Side-Straight-Dew-Shield-Retracted-Focuser-In-273752.jpg

 

AT130D-Right-Side-Straight-Dew-Shield-Retracted-Focuser-In-273439.jpg

 

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 11:26 AM

And I have been kicking around about going grey on the 72 and 60.


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 11:37 AM

I would love to have a gigantic refractor.

 

But I'm sure my wife would make sure I didn't live to enjoy it... grin.gif


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 11:47 AM

Very nice photos. I love the family portrait! 🙂 And I might be in the minority, but I really like the red on the little ones (perhaps I should get one soon...).
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Posted 29 January 2020 - 11:50 AM

Thanks for getting this upgraded. I think quality photos is a key factor in why some of these scopes sell, especially when people are on the fence as to whether they want one scope or another. I think there should be a half a dozen photos of each scope minimum posted on any web site. People wanna be swooned by the photos so that they have to buy one.
For Example:

https://www.outdoors...30215421_1.html

Lots of good photos here.

I think the Astrotech scopes are some of the best looking scopes out there, now more then ever with their nice looking focusers.

The last thing I need is another refractor but I have to buy the AT-80 only because it looks so good. Its the photos that are doing it for me.

...Ralph

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 12:25 PM

Thanks for getting this upgraded. I think quality photos is a key factor in why some of these scopes sell, especially when people are on the fence as to whether they want one scope or another. I think there should be a half a dozen photos of each scope minimum posted on any web site. People wanna be swooned by the photos so that they have to buy one.
For Example:

https://www.outdoors...30215421_1.html

Lots of good photos here.

I think the Astrotech scopes are some of the best looking scopes out there, now more then ever with their nice looking focusers.

The last thing I need is another refractor but I have to buy the AT-80 only because it looks so good. Its the photos that are doing it for me.

...Ralph

On the site we have around 6-8 for each model now.


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 12:36 PM

A 140mm doublet would be great if you are introducing any more.

 

I like the red focusers on your smaller models, strawberries & cream. 


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 12:55 PM

I just checked, the new upgraded site looks awesome now!!
Great work,

thanks!

..Ralph


On the site we have around 6-8 for each model now.


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 01:20 PM

Very nice photos. I love the family portrait! And I might be in the minority, but I really like the red on the little ones (perhaps I should get one soon...).

I just got the AT 72EDii and love it, appearance wise i think it looks awesome. Not had much chance to try it out yet, I swopped it out with an Orion Eon 72ED which again a highly polished all black was an attractive scope.

 

I think the little scopes should have their own personality... my two cents!


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 01:27 PM

Definitely putting your best foot forward with these beautiful instruments now. The website finally does them justice!
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Posted 29 January 2020 - 05:09 PM

Beautiful.  The Silver Fleet of scopes really stands out. Even though I already own the AT130 and AT152 with the original black focusers and trim I have the strange desire to buy them again with the new silver/gray finish. grin.gif


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 06:14 PM

Oh baby! Love the lineup especially with the Astron Martin gray! That signature color and aesthetic is just so pleasing.


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 07:56 PM

Same thing!



...Ralph

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 08:30 PM

The 72 and 60 definitely need the same focuser color as all the rest. After all, it’s like your trademark. I think every scope from AT should have Aston Martin grey focusers and trim. 


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 08:59 PM

Those are some wonderful pictures of some very beautiful telescopes!


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 09:07 PM

Nice photos! The family portrait was a good idea as well, nice to see how they compare in sizes.


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 09:41 PM

And I have been kicking around about going grey on the 72 and 60.

I really like how the red accents stand out on my AT72EDII. If you go grey, I would suggest doing the same using the fine focus knob color.

 

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 11:36 PM

Great shots! and beautiful scopes.

But why such a long focuser on the 152



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Posted 29 January 2020 - 11:41 PM

Great shots! and beautiful scopes.

But why such a long focuser on the 152

If I had to guess, there are two reasons:

 

1) Weight savings

2) Looks better, more proportioned than with a lot of white and a little bit of gray.



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Posted 30 January 2020 - 12:54 AM

 I like the red on my AT60ED.  Nothing wrong with the gray, but I like some judicious application of color. 


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Posted 30 January 2020 - 02:45 AM

I like the red as well but think the gray would be handsome and consistent with the AT design scheme which makes for a handsome scope. The new photos are evidence of that.

 

Michael,

If I may be so bold as to make a suggestion... If you make the focuser change, consider a clamshell approach as opposed to the rings/ring foot on both the AT60 and the AT72. The clamshell could provide a forward position for a finder base and needn't be hinged (a la Televue) and would look good in black. Also consider a way (risers?) to permit the use of a longer dovetail to achieve balance with these focuser heavy scopes mounted side-saddle. As you can see below, the center of balance is in the body of the focuser and I had to jump through some hoops to find balance with my AT72EDII. Both of these scopes are a blast to use already but... just thinking.

 

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 07:11 AM

Great shots! and beautiful scopes.

But why such a long focuser on the 152

That is actually a removable extension for greater back focus. 


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Posted 30 January 2020 - 07:14 AM

Red rules! 

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 09:18 AM

And I have been kicking around about going grey on the 72 and 60.

Very nice lineup.  Makes me want one of them.  Maybe the 92 :)

 

I do like the black and red combo on the smaller ones, but I see why you would want them silver for consistency. 


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Posted 30 January 2020 - 10:37 AM

Very nice lineup.  Makes me want one of them.  Maybe the 92 smile.gif

 

 

You will not be disappointed.  Its a terrific visual telescope that does not give up much to the A-P Stowaway. 


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