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#1 Kobayashi Maru

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Posted 05 October 2022 - 03:26 PM

Has anyone had experience with this little scope.

 

I'm looking at one for 50/50 EAA/Visual. Its seems like its pretty small for visual but I'm very new too astronomy so I'm not sure. Wide sweeping views?

 

  • Bortle 4/5.
  • Mainly large DSO but as I'm new a bity of everything. Double stars seem fun.
  • The price of this scope is about right.
  • I would probably aim to get a larger complimentary scope in a year or two.
  • I already have a sw130p heritage dob. Collapsible.
  • I'm in NZ so access to second hand markets and scopes like AT's are very limited.
  • A evostar 72ed may be another option. Its a bit more expensive but may be worth the extra cost?

Thanks in advance!


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Posted 05 October 2022 - 04:30 PM

I'm in Wellington and I bought this...........when it was a little cheaper and the exchange rate was better.

 

https://www.teleskop...--RED-Line.html

 

it is similar to the AT-60ED.

 

right now and with the DHL 38 euro freight it will cost you $760.00NZ.

[order will take about a week...........I buy on the Thurs, its usually here the following Tuesday].

 

two good reasons for buying - its got FPL53 glass and its F6, so if you later buy the 0.8 reducer it goes to f/4.8 !

the EVO has a slightly longer focal length. 400 vs 360

 

I'm yet to see anyone say anything bad about them. The Evolux is a little more 50/50 in opinion.

pointing this thing at Jupiter was actually quite surprising. I could see decent colour and transits............but its generally a visual spotter.


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#3 Kobayashi Maru

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Posted 05 October 2022 - 04:54 PM

I'm in Wellington and I bought this...........when it was a little cheaper and the exchange rate was better.

 

https://www.teleskop...--RED-Line.html

 

it is similar to the AT-60ED.

 

right now and with the DHL 38 euro freight it will cost you $760.00NZ.

[order will take about a week...........I buy on the Thurs, its usually here the following Tuesday].

 

two good reasons for buying - its got FPL53 glass and its F6, so if you later buy the 0.8 reducer it goes to f/4.8 !

the EVO has a slightly longer focal length. 400 vs 360

 

I'm yet to see anyone say anything bad about them. The Evolux is a little more 50/50 in opinion.

pointing this thing at Jupiter was actually quite surprising. I could see decent colour and transits............but its generally a visual spotter.

Thanks Viking. 

 

Ex Wellingtonian here. Moved out to Kapiti a couple of years back.

 

The TS looks good. Not bad shipping either which is usually the killer. I shall keep going down the rabbit hole.



#4 Kobayashi Maru

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Posted 06 October 2022 - 02:16 AM

I'm in Wellington and I bought this...........when it was a little cheaper and the exchange rate was better.

 

https://www.teleskop...--RED-Line.html

 

it is similar to the AT-60ED.

 

right now and with the DHL 38 euro freight it will cost you $760.00NZ.

[order will take about a week...........I buy on the Thurs, its usually here the following Tuesday].

 

two good reasons for buying - its got FPL53 glass and its F6, so if you later buy the 0.8 reducer it goes to f/4.8 !

the EVO has a slightly longer focal length. 400 vs 360

 

I'm yet to see anyone say anything bad about them. The Evolux is a little more 50/50 in opinion.

pointing this thing at Jupiter was actually quite surprising. I could see decent colour and transits............but its generally a visual spotter.

They also have a 72ed FPL 33 F/5 for $240nzd more or a 80ed F/7 for $170nzd more. Given an eventual 50/50 eaa/visual would one of those be better? I am beginning to understand ‘paralysis by analysis’

 

i would be primarily using it visually to begin with.




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