I am probably making more out of this than I should, but I ordered at AT72EDii some time ago and have been (not-so) patiently waiting for this well thought after refractor to compliment my Orion EON 120 ED scope. My Orion is also a doublet with an FPL-53 and is really nice for the money I paid. I ordered the Astro-tech based on my experience with this type of glass. I have a sense of trust, if you will, that if I ordered another scope with the same glass, and decent reviews, I will get similar performance. I was informed yesterday that the glass has been changed to FCD100. From everything I read, which is again probably too much, the glass is very similar. Should I cancel my order, since I DID order the scope based on the previous specs? Also, I am concerned about the resale differential. Maybe this is just the bargain hunter in me, but I feel that FPL-53 labelled scopes have more cache and hence better resale value should I eventually decide to trade up.
Just for reference: I am a middle of the road EAA astronomer and budding astrophotographer. I know there is no perfect system, but I do want to be able to image some wide field objects with the little guy. Thanks for any input folks.
Edited by khursh, 21 May 2020 - 09:18 AM.