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#1 desertlens

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 02:00 PM

Here's a good reason to stay in touch with the AT web site. The AT92 is an excellent fast triplet. Michael likes these "stealth" sales from time to time. I doubt this will last for long.

https://www.astronom...ractor-ota.html


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#2 Tyson M

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 03:27 PM

Here's a good reason to stay in touch with the AT web site. The AT92 is an excellent fast triplet. Michael likes these "stealth" sales from time to time. I doubt this will last for long.

https://www.astronom...ractor-ota.html

With a sale like that, now is a time to buy.

 

They are incredible scopes that fit in a photobackpack.  I absolutely loved mine and only sold it to acquire something larger from a high end premium brand maker.  With the 95% min strehl specs, you cant go wrong with any of those scopes.


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Posted 01 March 2020 - 04:39 PM

Seen that yesterday (or day before?), Surprised it's still there.


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Posted 01 March 2020 - 08:49 PM

Ends tonight. Leap weekend unadvertised deal. 


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Posted 02 March 2020 - 01:04 PM

I got mine at full price and consider it a bargain. It has become my grab 'n' go scope, to be brought out on any clear night. It is an outstanding all-around performer. You would not expect an f/5.5 scope to be good on planets, but it performs quite nicely. Put in a 2" low-power eyepiece, and it will excel on wide-field views. I do hope eventually to get it out under dark skies instead of my Houston-suburb backyard. It is small enough to be easily transportable, and if you could get it out to a national park in the desert west, the views would knock your socks off. 


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Posted 02 March 2020 - 01:38 PM

What was the sale price?  It's at $1795 now.

 

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 01:46 PM

$1495

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 01:47 PM

Nice.

 

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 10:45 PM

This scope is still an absolute bargain at $1795, IMO.  


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Posted 10 March 2020 - 11:01 AM

Back on sale.

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Posted 10 March 2020 - 12:13 PM

Lots of nice stuff at Astronomics that often temps me however here in Canada the dollar is in the basement plus the ever grasping tax man has his hand out so by the time it gets to your door the price can be nearly double, mad.gif D.


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Posted 10 March 2020 - 12:20 PM

I'm trying to figure out if it is worth paying $700 more for the AT92 instead of paying $799 for the AT80EDT triplet?



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Posted 10 March 2020 - 12:28 PM

The 80edt isn't in stock
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Posted 10 March 2020 - 01:01 PM

I'm trying to figure out if it is worth paying $700 more for the AT92 instead of paying $799 for the AT80EDT triplet?

Yes.  I sold my AT80EDT after I received my AT92.


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Posted 10 March 2020 - 01:04 PM

At least that is my opinion backed up by my own action.  It's an individual decision based on budget, other scopes you have, and usage - AP, visual, travel, etc.



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Posted 10 March 2020 - 01:39 PM

I'm trying to figure out if it is worth paying $700 more for the AT92 instead of paying $799 for the AT80EDT triplet?

80mm f/6 fully multicoated triplet apochromatic optics using an ED center element

 

vs

 

92mm f/5.5 apochromatic triplet optics using an ED/Lanthanum combination



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Posted 10 March 2020 - 02:11 PM

Are your eyes going to see that much difference? Even for astrophotography?



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Posted 10 March 2020 - 02:40 PM

This is very tempting indeed.

 

I'm thinking I could use my NexStar 6SE mount with this and have a nice Go-To refractor.

 

(Now I need to convince my wife that the CDC is recommending stockpiling of telescopes.)


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Posted 10 March 2020 - 02:50 PM

Are your eyes going to see that much difference? Even for astrophotography?

Possibly...  I would think so, but I do not have any first hand experience of the two telescopes.

 

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Posted 10 March 2020 - 03:37 PM

This is very tempting indeed.

I'm thinking I could use my NexStar 6SE mount with this and have a nice Go-To refractor.

(Now I need to convince my wife that the CDC is recommending stockpiling of telescopes.)


Stockpiling, yes. :) I already have an FC100DL and an FC100DF, so I don't really need a slightly smaller AT92, but at that price it's hard to pass up.

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Posted 10 March 2020 - 03:50 PM

SOLD!

 

Just ordered one!

 

Now to make a list of stuff to sell off to pay for it. LOL


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Posted 10 March 2020 - 03:58 PM

SOLD!

Just ordered one!

Now to make a list of stuff to sell off to pay for it. LOL


You wont be disappointed, it is an extremely fun, well built, super sharp scope.
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Posted 10 March 2020 - 04:22 PM

SOLD!

 

Just ordered one!

 

Now to make a list of stuff to sell off to pay for it. LOL

Nicely done!



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Posted 10 March 2020 - 07:56 PM

Is there a field fattener for the AT92 to cover an APS-C size chip?


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Posted 10 March 2020 - 08:16 PM

I asked them that when I ordered the scope today. They said there is no dedicated flattener/reducer available for the AT92 some people have had success with the ATR8 which is for the AT72ED II. Of course that hasn't been available for nearly a year.


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