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#51 Astrojedi

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Posted 16 March 2020 - 07:52 PM

Meade 884. Not sure it's going to work out. Although it has a built in wedge system, the top is too big to allow just bolting the AZ to it. The scope hits it. Back to the drawing board. It works great in Alt/Az mode, very sturdy. Here's the latest equatorial iteration. I think it shows promise!

 

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I just use a Skywatcher wedge with the Az-GTi. Not the strongest wedge but works. The Williams Optics one is better but much more pricey.



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Posted 16 March 2020 - 08:53 PM

Remove the eyepiece holder and the drawtube is threaded.  You can thread on a flattener/OAG/Camera and you're good to go.

Really?  I emailed Astronomics last week asking about this and Pete told me that it only had compression clamp mounts.  No threads. 



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Posted 20 March 2020 - 08:42 PM

Really?  I emailed Astronomics last week asking about this and Pete told me that it only had compression clamp mounts.  No threads. 

Really.


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Posted 21 March 2020 - 06:41 AM

Really.

After your reply the other day I emailed Astronomics and they apologized for giving me bad information.  Glad you pointed this out!  I had committed to buying an FSQ106+Focuser, etc... but in these uncertain times I decided it would be better to have cash on hand.  So instead ordered up the AT92, taking advantage of the sale.  I also ordered the SV Large Flattener.  Just need the Optec to arrive and everything to sit for a bit in my "package quarantine" and I'll be ready to go!


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Posted 21 March 2020 - 04:47 PM

Which Synta/Vixen style finder base will attach to the AT92?  I've got to have a finder - at least one - on a telescope.   These aren't binoculars, you know.  grin.gif

 

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I just picked up this saddle handle bar from William Optics for my guide scope and I'm quite pleased.  Scopes with a vixen style foot can slide in and the handle makes it REALLY easy to pick up.


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Posted 21 March 2020 - 09:56 PM

After your reply the other day I emailed Astronomics and they apologized for giving me bad information.  Glad you pointed this out!  I had committed to buying an FSQ106+Focuser, etc... but in these uncertain times I decided it would be better to have cash on hand.  So instead ordered up the AT92, taking advantage of the sale.  I also ordered the SV Large Flattener.  Just need the Optec to arrive and everything to sit for a bit in my "package quarantine" and I'll be ready to go!

Glad to hear it.  It's a great scope.  You will like it.



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Posted 22 March 2020 - 05:36 PM

Just ordered an AT92. Looking forward to using it while I'm homebound!


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Posted 22 March 2020 - 09:58 PM

Mine arrived damaged, appears objective was not threaded on. Box case rest of scope fine.
 

Glass appears fine. Rethreaded cell. I should be able to repair myself w new dew shield and new front ring. Reported to Astronomics.

 

Astronomics is top drawer, not least worried.

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 12:00 AM

Mine arrived damaged, appears objective was not threaded on. Box case rest of scope fine.
 

Glass appears fine. Rethreaded cell. I should be able to repair myself w new dew shield and new front ring. Reported to Astronomics.

 

Astronomics is top drawer, not least worried.

Wow! How does that happen?  Where is the quality control???



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Posted 23 March 2020 - 04:57 PM

Pete/Astronomics is working the details he wants it back will send me a new one checked personally.


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 05:00 PM

Wow! How does that happen?  Where is the quality control???

Oh please!, You likely have never dealt with Astronomics and don't know they are not only our host but a class act and will totally handle any QA issues.


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 06:20 PM

Gee, look at my signature. three AT scopes!



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Posted 23 March 2020 - 06:52 PM

Pete said this failure mode is unique.



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Posted 24 March 2020 - 01:10 AM

I have ordered / owned many AT scopes and they have all been superb quality. This is unusual for sure. 


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 11:57 AM

I am going to treat it like we made it to the sweet 16, so probably another 10 days unless we sell out of current inventory.  If that happens it will be 9-12 months for the next run to be produced.

Appears that 10 days came first. Just checked on Astronomics website and price is back to $1795 but still in stock for availability. Congrats to those who took advantage of the opportunity while it lasted. 


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 12:00 PM

My hand picked replacement is on the way.


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 12:13 PM

My hand picked replacement in on the way.

I think you will love it!

 

Does high power well, awesome focuser, put in a 31N or 17ES92 at a dark site and surf the sky.  All on the smallest mounts.  


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Posted 26 March 2020 - 08:01 PM

Well my AT92 got delivered today (well almost). I was home working in my basement office and heard the dogs barking but was too busy to go to the door (figured it was unwanted sales people). Turned out it was Fed-x delivering the AT92 and needed a signature. All I got was a “we missed you” slip. They will try again tomorrow. It’s cloudy tonight anyway. Hopefully good news tomorrow!

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 02:06 PM

I received my AT92 today (for real).  I really like the build quality.  Nice focuser.  The optics seems nice as I test it out during the day for a bit of terrestrial viewing.  I'm still researching an equatorial mount (perhaps cem40).     It will be a scope I can grow into for a while.  I will also need to determine the best option for a FF or combo focal reducer/FF.


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Posted 30 March 2020 - 01:38 PM

I received my replacement unit lickety split a couple days ago. I like the serious multiple boxing. Padded case inside bubblewrap inside 2 cardboard boxes, then floating in many inches of peanuts, finally the outer box. Quadruple boxed?


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Posted 31 March 2020 - 08:43 AM

The TSFLAT2 would probably be a good choice for field flattener in the AT92.   It flattens the field nicely in several of my achros and ED/APOs.  I haven't had a chance to test it yet in my new AT92.  

 

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