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#1 mewmartigan

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 06:02 AM

William Optics Facebook page just says it is coming soon and provided a trailer (haha) with a nice look at it.

 

https://www.youtube....cKRVrIdwoUc8zxM

 

It looks really nice but I was definitely hoping for a 102/103 or even a 115mm in the Fluorostar line. Maybe its just me but I feel like this is too close to the 81mm GT.


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#2 Phillip Creed

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 06:39 AM

Focal length?

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 06:39 AM

Hmm...there was meant to be a WO RedCat 71 & RedCat 91. I wonder if the RC91 has evolved into FluoroStar 91 instead.



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 06:43 AM

And they misspelled it as Flourostar at the end! lol.gif


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Posted 09 September 2020 - 08:07 AM

And they misspelled it as Flourostar at the end! lol.gif

Will there be a gluten-free version?lol.gif



#6 DaveHume

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 08:11 AM

This will help me find aliens lol.gif 

 

It does look nice though.



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 09:42 AM

Strehl of 0.96



#8 Phillip Creed

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 10:02 AM

Hmm...there was meant to be a WO RedCat 71 & RedCat 91. I wonder if the RC91 has evolved into FluoroStar 91 instead.

I hope it's not a larger version of the RedCat51.  I prefer to buy scopes used, and that saves me a good 30% in most cases.

Most.

Not so with a RedCat.  I could only take so many "here's my used RedCat51 for $50 less than the $750 retail price" ads popping up in CN Classifieds and Astromart before I scratched the WO51 off my wish list altogether.

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 10:57 AM

Focal length?

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F6, 540mm. Same as TS-optics 90.



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 02:01 PM

Pretty pics, but no real info about the scope, except it has a thermometer....



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 02:21 PM

I thought I was watching a Terminator trailer...


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Posted 09 September 2020 - 02:30 PM

And you can see aliens with it.

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 02:35 PM

What's the difference between the Gran Turismo series and the Flourostar series?

 

They're both triplets and uses FPL-53 glass? What am I missing here? Thanks!



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Posted 16 September 2020 - 10:03 AM

What's the difference between the Gran Turismo series and the Flourostar series?

 

They're both triplets and uses FPL-53 glass? What am I missing here? Thanks!

The naming is really the only difference that I can see.  The FLT line was originally their premier line, going back to the FLT132 which was the only really available model in the FLT line.  Both are FPL-53 Triplets as you pointed out.

 

The FLT-132 has been made available with an optional FeatherTouch focuser in the past, at a higher price, but with the new focusers being significantly better now, I don't see that anymore.

 

I'm excited about something high quality in the 91mm size because I think it fits a market need.  WO had an FLT98 that is no longer available, and also has had an FLT 151, and a GT 153 available in very small quantities as well.

 

From what I saw on Facebook, William announced it, and said it would be available worldwide by around Christmas, so I'm going to set up an early meeting with Santa to see if this is something that can be on my wish list lol.gif

 

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