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80mm ED f/10 FPL-53 & Lanthanum

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#76 m9x18

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 10:14 PM

Oh my gosh that's a beautiful picture! That moon shot looks fantastic!    



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 07:53 AM

Replaced the white foam blocks in the case with pick’n’pluck foam. With the handle fitted to the scope it has to lay on its side in the case.

 

Find the case is more suited to storing the scope in. If carrying it around a lot would prefer a heavier duty case .🤔

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 12:44 PM

Luggage straps

 

While the case is OK for storage wanted a bit of extra security for carrying it around. Never trust the latches on cases like these so better safe than sorry. The straps were cheap on Amazon and no need to get a heavier duty case now.

 

     John

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 12:48 PM

Luggage straps

 

While the case is OK for storage wanted a bit of extra security for carrying it around. Never trust the latches on cases like these so better safe than sorry. The straps were cheap on Amazon and no need to get a heavier duty case now.

 

     John

Good thinking!



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Posted 16 February 2020 - 09:58 AM

How much are these things? Unless they have a special reducer, I would assume this is strictly a visual ota.



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Posted 16 February 2020 - 10:05 AM

Not aware of a dedicated flattener for it. It really is a visual scope although should be good on lunar and planetary AP.



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Posted 16 February 2020 - 02:41 PM

FLO sell a reducer/flattener but its optimised for F5-F7 scopes.



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Posted 16 February 2020 - 10:20 PM

looks like a perfect 80mm refractor. I like the F10. Very nice. Can it be bought in the US from a US dealer?

 

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 10:36 PM

looks like a perfect 80mm refractor. I like the F10. Very nice. Can it be bought in the US from a US dealer?

 

...Ralph

As far as I can see (and I've been looking), no US vendor has picked up on this one yet. An 80mm ƒ10 ED doublet has a lot of potential as a well corrected solar system and double star instrument. Let's hope...


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Posted 18 February 2020 - 11:50 AM

Beautiful scope, but I'd like a 100 mm f/10 version with the same build quality and R&P focuser.  Maybe in the not too distant future?

 

Dom Q.



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Posted 18 February 2020 - 11:51 AM

Beautiful scope, but I'd like a 100 mm f/10 version with the same build quality and R&P focuser.  Maybe in the not too distant future?

 

Dom Q.

 

The TS 102 F11 doesnt tick that box?

 

Unless you mean FPL53 + lanthanum glass.


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Posted 18 February 2020 - 11:53 AM

The TS 102 F11 doesnt tick that box?

 

Unless you mean FPL53 + lanthanum glass.

That's what I mean.


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