Hey everyone I wanted to see if anyone thinks the AT 102 ED scope is good for astrophotography. For about a year I have imaged with a 72 mm refractor and I have gotten great images with it. I was wondering If anyone has this telescope or has owned it, and what their review of it is. I have heard great things about it from my club but I have found very few reviews online.
I am mostly worried about moving from FPL-53 glass to FK-61 ED glass (same as FPL-51). I have imaged many bright targets and with the higher quality glass I have no halos around bright targets like stars and planets. I have looked through my friends achromat ES 127 and have seen his images and their is a noticeable amount of chromatic aberration around bright objects.
I was thinking about getting the Triplet APO from ES, though I also found this telescope and wondered if it could be good even with lower quality glass.
Altogether I would love to get this telescope and I believe it is very sturdy and has high quality components like the optical tube and focuser.
Any info or help would be appreciated