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#276 TareqPhoto

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Posted 12 October 2020 - 07:46 PM

That’s all I have to say about this. Perhaps someone else can give you better advice. Good luck. 

I see, ok, thank you very much



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Posted 12 October 2020 - 11:34 PM

Yes the thread is about Astro-Tech scopes. Who ordered what, when, delivered and mounted. It's not a comparison between Takahashi scopes and Astro-Tech.  Maybe you could start a new thread with your questions and have a big debate with Tak people. I must say my hats off to the moderators who have let this thread wonder a little here and there but a Tak debate? Please...


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Posted 12 October 2020 - 11:49 PM

I reserved an AT72ED2 in September, hope I get one in this shipment!!

 

I just have to...it's in my signature line!!!lol.gif


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Posted 13 October 2020 - 12:03 AM

That's funny John lol.gif. When I ordered my scope, they were able to tell me they had one left and I would get it. I would say Mike B. knows how many are coming and how many are spoken for. You should just call and ask. I looked back at the email he sent out on the 8th and it said there were limited quantities of that scope still available. If you ordered in September my guess is you get one. 



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Posted 13 October 2020 - 12:07 AM

Thanks Mike, will call them tomorrow!

 

Mike, are you east of Ft. Myers?


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Posted 13 October 2020 - 12:09 AM

Yes the thread is about Astro-Tech scopes. Who ordered what, when, delivered and mounted. It's not a comparison between Takahashi scopes and Astro-Tech.  Maybe you could start a new thread with your questions and have a big debate with Tak people. I must say my hats off to the moderators who have let this thread wonder a little here and there but a Tak debate? Please...

Can you please stop this way of attitude? If all are very sensitive then we will never get any answer and it will be just a war or battle of why it is here topic.

 

Well, i was trying comparison between AT72II only with Tak, imagine if i ask can we compare this AT72II with Meade and you say go to Meade topic, let's compare AT72II with TS optics 72 and again you say got to TS thread, or AT72 with 

radian 61, so it will be like "Go away from AT72II thread, find something else", but it is about this scope anyway?!!! confused1.gif crazy.gif


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Posted 13 October 2020 - 07:31 AM

I reserved an AT72ED2 in September, hope I get one in this shipment!!

 

I just have to...it's in my signature line!!!lol.gif

I ordered mine in early October over the phone and I believe they said that about half the 72EDIIs in the  shipment (they are expecting) soon were spoken for at the time I ordered. So I think we are good to go.smile.gif


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Posted 13 October 2020 - 08:20 AM

Yes John I am just east of Fort Myers enough to have a little darker skies. Bortle 5 I believe with a glow to the west from Fort Myers. It's been cloudy for nearly two months because of the steady stream of disturbances in the Caribbean and Gulf. But last night I got to enjoy my new AT130EDT under very clear and steady skies. Mars was spectacular! Once again my thanks to Mike B. for a job well done waytogo.gif.


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Posted 13 October 2020 - 12:11 PM

I just got today's Astronomics email in which they indicate the shipment of AT scopes arrived in port on October 7. It says they should be contacting those of us in the next few days who have put in an pre-order to confirm we still want our scopes. Well I know the answer to that question for me.lol.gif


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Posted 13 October 2020 - 12:20 PM

Good for you Errol! Your enthusiasm is contagious. I keep hanging around this thread and I'm going to end up buying another scope. 


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Posted 13 October 2020 - 12:50 PM

I just got today's Astronomics email in which they indicate the shipment of AT scopes arrived in port on October 7. It says they should be contacting those of us in the next few days who have put in an pre-order to confirm we still want our scopes. Well I know the answer to that question for me.lol.gif

hamsterdance.gif rockon.gif  Got my email today too.

 

I'm thinking a camo paint job, or flames!


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Posted 13 October 2020 - 01:03 PM

Good for you Errol! Your enthusiasm is contagious. I keep hanging around this thread and I'm going to end up buying another scope. 

Thanks. Yeah, it is several years since I got a brand new scope, so I am looking forward to the 72EDII. Of course, I may have to thin the herd a little afterwards, but I haven't made any decisions on that front.



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Posted 13 October 2020 - 01:32 PM

I do have pending charges on my card now for both the scope and reducer flattener. I know it's only a pre auth charge and will likely drop off after about 72 hours. Unless somehow things clear customs really quick.

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 05:47 PM

Wow, everyone's getting emails concerning their order...except me!  Missed calling them today, will definitely call tomorrow!


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Posted 13 October 2020 - 06:30 PM

So, what's the low-down on the at102ed? There's no mention of it in the latest Astronomics email, seems everything but.



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Posted 13 October 2020 - 07:17 PM

What is not on the shipment.  AT102EDL, AT92, AT125EDL.

 

Edit. Sorry. I guess the ED and EDL are not the same thing.


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Posted 13 October 2020 - 07:51 PM

Mitchell,

So, what's the low-down on the at102ed? There's no mention of it in the latest Astronomics email, seems everything but.

About this time last month I emailed Astronomics asking when the AT102ED is scheduled to be available. As I recall the answer was December.

 

But everything seems to be slipping, so I guess we shouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t become available until January or so.

Had it been in stock at the time, I’d own one now; nice scope at a reasonable price.

Bruce.



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Posted 13 October 2020 - 08:34 PM

OMG!!! I just logged into my account at Astronomics and saw that I had ordered an AT72ED2 on 9/16, but...the status was listed as "CANCELLED".

 

Wow, not sure what happened there??? undecided.gif



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Posted 13 October 2020 - 09:04 PM

John,

OMG!!! I just logged into my account at Astronomics and saw that I had ordered an AT72ED2 on 9/16, but...the status was listed as "CANCELLED".

 

Wow, not sure what happened there??? undecided.gif

Last I saw, they have some of those unspoken-for/available now (in country, on their was to Astronomics) - if you still want one...

 

I’m tempted.

Bruce



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Posted 13 October 2020 - 09:34 PM

Bruce, is there a website you can give?

 

Edit: or are you talking about astronomics<dot>com?


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Posted 13 October 2020 - 11:58 PM

Just doing errr... Night dreaming since I'm clouded out for the Mars opposition. I've wondered if the 80edt will actually be mountable on my photographic tripod and pan and tilt head (manfrotto mhxpro 3w). Sure the head can handle it. Not sure on the tripod however. Tripod my wo ZenithStar 61 is holding up right now is the manfrotto 055cxpro3 (carbon fiber) I have the heavier aluminum model also.

80edt is 6.5 pounds and I'm guessing another 2 for mounting hardware and diagonal and eyepiece, maybe whole kit 9 pounds?

I'm talking strictly visual, no way the tripod rig is going to hold a photo rig. I'm not much of a visual observer anymore as my skies are absolute junk :(

Also wondering if I can mount the Pegasus focus cube 2 on it (can't decide which scope I want to use for a grab and go quick peek or for imaging).

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Posted 14 October 2020 - 01:29 AM

John,
Last I saw, they have some of those unspoken-for/available now (in country, on their was to Astronomics) - if you still want one...
 
I’m tempted.
Bruce

 

Bruce, is there a website you can give?
 
Edit: or are you talking about astronomics<dot>com?

 
jg,
 
From the Astronomics email dated Oct 13, 2020, 11:07 AM (CDT):
 
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You might want to subscribe to the Astronomics email newsletter to help stay informed. Go to the bottom of their home page to join their mailing list.  https://www.astronomics.com/   (You can always easily unsubscribe later. I have not found the number of emails from them to be excessive or annoying.)

 

Bob F.


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Posted 14 October 2020 - 03:04 AM

Bob, thanks so much for that snippet from the newsletter. I did add my subscription to that general newsletter. waytogo.gif

 

John


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Posted 14 October 2020 - 07:14 AM

The weekly Astronomics email is very useful if you are anxiously following this thread.smile.gif


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Posted 14 October 2020 - 05:15 PM

Just heard today via email that Astronomics expects my pre-ordered scope to arrive there in  a couple of weeks, so I got on the phone and gave  my credit card number.  From the sound of things,  it seems the 72EDIIs are going pretty quickly... something to think about for anyone who is about to pull the trigger on one. Just saying.smile.gif


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