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#401 BruceNewEngland

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 06:16 AM

Regarding what’s in this shipment, see this post made by BFaucett (Bob F.) earlier in this thread, on October 14:

 

 https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/716050-who-is-waiting-on-a-new-astro-tech-to-arrive/?p=10581189

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 06:46 AM

Shoot... read most of this thread but missed the post Bruce referenced. So no 102EDs in this batch, oh well, waiting is part of the fun anyway so more fun it looks like tongue2.gif


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Posted 07 November 2020 - 07:28 AM

Regarding what’s in this shipment, see this post made by BFaucett (Bob F.) earlier in this thread, on October 14:

 

 https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/716050-who-is-waiting-on-a-new-astro-tech-to-arrive/?p=10581189

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Interestingly the only scope in the shipment that is currently listed as "In Stock" at Astronomics is the AT80ED. Not sure if that means everything else in the current shipment has been spoken for with pre-orders.



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Posted 08 November 2020 - 01:27 PM

Those who got tracking info, what is your ETA?

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Posted 08 November 2020 - 01:52 PM

My AT60 is scheduled for tomorrow.
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Posted 08 November 2020 - 02:00 PM

ETA today.


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Posted 08 November 2020 - 02:38 PM

My AT72EDII arrived this afternoon. Pleasantly surprised because I don't remember receiving an email with shipping info. 

 

Getting everything setup now and should be able to use it tonight!!!


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Posted 08 November 2020 - 02:39 PM

ETA for AT130EDT tomorrow!

 

Since there has been some discussion about FedEx texts' possible authenticity above; this is what I received:

I did not receive an email from Astronomics (yet?) but a text notification from FedEx. The link in it did not work but there was a tracking# in there that I could use to track online and finally got the shipment info from Oklahoma and ETA. 

 

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Posted 08 November 2020 - 03:52 PM

Well, I got a tracking number last week that said my AT60ED would be delivered today, but so far no scope. I suspect it has not left Astronomics yet, as the FedEx notification said 'Label Created', and it stills says the same thing today.  So, the wait goes on.  Too bad, as I've had a stretch of several above average nights.  Didn't let them go to waste, but had to change the target list from what I was hoping for.


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Posted 08 November 2020 - 04:21 PM

... FedEx notification said 'Label Created', and it stills says the same thing today.  So, the wait goes on.  Too bad, as I've had a stretch of several above average nights. 

 

Feel your pain.. scientifically the waiting anxiety is inversly proportional to the remaining days until ETA, right?!


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Posted 08 November 2020 - 04:27 PM

ETA today.

Tracking is still showing "by end of the day". So I wonder if they are really going to deliver it on Sunday evening? 

 

The last part of the wait is definitely the worst.


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Posted 08 November 2020 - 04:28 PM

Pictures!


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Posted 08 November 2020 - 05:11 PM

Mine would be tomorrow.  I had to call Friday to have it delayed because I will be out of town for a few days.  I was glad they were still there.   

 

Then Saturday FedEx said by the end of day, so I did not leave the house.  Then I checked again after dinner and it changed to "delivery pending".   So maybe on the 13th or later.  

 

No big deal at all.  If I had not just retired a few weeks ago I would not be going out of town.  

 

Enjoy the new scopes to all that are getting them.  


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Posted 08 November 2020 - 06:03 PM

I second that Steve! Please post pictures waytogo.gif


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Posted 08 November 2020 - 08:29 PM

I have been searching for something to take on trips in the travel trailer and also complement my 12" dob.  I decided on the AT102 but, unfortunately, there is no telling when they will be available.  I did some more researching and decided the AT80ED should do just fine.  I ordered it today, along with the suggested Astro Tech 2" diagonal and the Astro Tech Voyager 2 Alt/Az.  I have a Rigel Quickfinder for it too.  Do I need anything else to attach it to the mount/tripod?

 

It will be my first refractor and I'm excited.  The dob is a great all-around scope, giving spectacular views of DSOs and some fantastic low power FOV.  I want to expand on the low power FOV and have hopes that the 80 will do it.   


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Posted 09 November 2020 - 01:49 PM

Astronomics email, arrivals:

 

FC-100DC (one only)

TSA-120 (one only)

 

AT80ED

AT115EDT

AT152EDT

AT60ED

 

Late Dec. or possibly into Jan.:

 

AT92

AT102EDL

 

There ya go...


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Posted 09 November 2020 - 02:07 PM

Sadly no mention of the AT102ED .. bawling.gif



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Posted 09 November 2020 - 02:55 PM

Or the AT72EDII!


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Posted 09 November 2020 - 03:00 PM

My AT72EDII arrived just a couple of hours ago!

 

It's supposed to be partly cloudy tonight, so maybe I'll be able to get first light... we shall see.


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Posted 09 November 2020 - 04:28 PM

Got that email too, but patiently waiting the shipping confirmation...  It will be worth the wait!



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Posted 09 November 2020 - 04:56 PM

My AT72EDII arrived today.  Quite a surprise since I didn't get any notice it had shipped.  Daylight views were excellent.  It's first target will be Mars later tonightwaytogo.gif


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Posted 09 November 2020 - 05:04 PM

Dumb question - it’s my 2nd refractor, but my first “real” one - is there a manual in the box that I am missing or one I can download?



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Posted 09 November 2020 - 05:36 PM

My AT72EDII arrived today. Quite a surprise since I didn't get any notice it had shipped. Daylight views were excellent. It's first target will be Mars later tonightwaytogo.gif


I have yet to receive any kind of notice of shipping or what not. Have been periodically peeking outside just to see if it just shows up... And hope the delivery driver is actually responsible and don't just dump it on the wet snow coated stoop where we could trip over it :o

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Posted 09 November 2020 - 05:43 PM

My AT72EDII arrived today.  Quite a surprise since I didn't get any notice it had shipped.  Daylight views were excellent.  It's first target will be Mars later tonightwaytogo.gif

Congratulations to the addition to the family, and Clear Skies tonight!

 

I got a notice from Fedex just now that they have pushed out my delivery from today to tomorrow. bawling.gif



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Posted 09 November 2020 - 05:48 PM

Dumb question - it’s my 2nd refractor, but my first “real” one - is there a manual in the box that I am missing or one I can download?

There is a two page "manual" that provides specs and a description on how to operate the various items like the camera adjuster.  It is more detailed than what is on the Astronomics site, at least the product description page. 

 

This scope is really nice.  Very high quality construction - paint is perfect, the mechanical "fit & finish" top notch and the optics appear to be excellent (subject to further testing tonight of course).  Quality is up there my with my stellarvue 102 access, maybe even a tad bit better. I really like the scope a lot.  


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