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#1 CHASLX200

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Posted 03 March 2024 - 07:11 PM

Any new news on when the slow boat from China will dock?  I cleaned house today and may jump. Just no Jupiter until Sept so that will be bummer with a new 6".


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Posted 03 March 2024 - 07:36 PM

Last time I called, I was told they were looking at June or July time frame.

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Posted 03 March 2024 - 07:44 PM

Last time I called, I was told they were looking at June or July time frame.

Well that is good news. I won't have to wait for Jupiter that long.



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Posted 03 March 2024 - 08:02 PM

theres always Saturn.



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Posted 03 March 2024 - 08:06 PM

I never bother much with it.  But now it is getting higher so maybe i will. A house to my south really tears up the image when low to the south.  If it is as good as the 125 EDL i had it should be a killer.



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Posted 03 March 2024 - 08:24 PM

Last time I called, I was told they were looking at June or July time frame.

Ouch.  I had been under the impression it would be sooner.  Other than binoculars and a Seestar, I currently scope-less.

 

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Posted 03 March 2024 - 08:24 PM

Hello CHASLX200,

If you don't wish to wait for the slow boat from China, there is one for sale in the CN Classfieds. personally, FWIW, Jupiter will be back.

https://www.cloudyni...plet-refractor/

 

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Posted 03 March 2024 - 08:36 PM

No doubt is the 152EDT as linked a fine triplet, but I guess folks here are waiting for the doublet counterpart. 


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Posted 03 March 2024 - 08:45 PM

No doubt is the 152EDT as linked a fine triplet, but I guess folks here are waiting for the doublet counterpart. 

Hello BWAZ,

Interesting, I can find no reference to an AT 152 EDL doublet.

 

HAPPY SKIES AND KEEP LOOKING UP Jethro



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Posted 03 March 2024 - 09:03 PM

Interesting, I can find no reference to an AT 152 EDL doublet.

It's a 150EDL and the Astronomics version hasn't come out yet. It was only announced last year after a long thread here showed interest in a new 6-inch FCD-100 & Lanthanum doublet apo to join the existing EDL line.

 

Here's the link to the Astronomics page with a pre-production picture. The actual 150EDL will most likely match the Aston Martin gray/silver color scheme of the other EDL scopes.

 

https://www.astronom...-hard-case.html


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Posted 03 March 2024 - 09:24 PM

It's a 150EDL and the Astronomics version hasn't come out yet. It was only announced last year after a long thread here showed interest in a new 6-inch FCD-100 & Lanthanum doublet apo to join the existing EDL line.

 

Here's the link to the Astronomics page with a pre-production picture. The actual 150EDL will most likely match the Aston Martin gray/silver color scheme of the other EDL scopes.

 

https://www.astronom...-hard-case.html

Hello Scout,

Thanks for the link, The AT150 EDL should be a great performer. I wished that it had come out in early 2023, when I purchased my 6" APO triplet, the AT150 EDL would have been a serious contender but that's the way things work out.

 

HAPPY SKIES AND KEEP LOOKING UP Jethro


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Posted 04 March 2024 - 06:58 AM

Hello CHASLX200,

If you don't wish to wait for the slow boat from China, there is one for sale in the CN Classfieds. personally, FWIW, Jupiter will be back.

https://www.cloudyni...plet-refractor/

 

HAPPY SKIES AND KEEP LOOKING UP Jethro

Don't really want a 3 lens scope. I know it will be back in Sept.


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Posted 04 March 2024 - 09:47 AM

Don't really want a 3 lens scope. I know it will be back in Sept.

Hello ChazXL200,

I understand, my 155 triplet weighs in at 35 Lbs and takes fourty five minutes to an hour to reach temperature equilibrium. That set aside, the views are magnificent. 

 

HAPPY SKIES AND KEEP LOOKING UP Jethro



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Posted 04 March 2024 - 10:18 AM

Hello ChazXL200,

I understand, my 155 triplet weighs in at 35 Lbs and takes fourty five minutes to an hour to reach temperature equilibrium. That set aside, the views are magnificent. 

 

HAPPY SKIES AND KEEP LOOKING UP Jethro

Seems the consensus is that a doublet is preferred over a triplet for visual and the opposite for AP.


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Posted 04 March 2024 - 10:55 AM

Seems the consensus is that a doublet is preferred over a triplet for visual and the opposite for AP.

Hello Dave,

The advantages of a well made triplet, will give you better color correction as well as better correction for spherical aberrations giving you sharper stars and planetary details. Especially when you get into the larger apertures, do the increased difficulties manfacturing larger lenses.These attributes are noticable at the eyepiece and with the awesome viewing experiences that I have with my Tak TSA 120, and Tak FOA 60 Q (quadruplet) this weighed heavy in my choice when choosing a 6" APO and my TS Optik 155 triplet does not dissapoint. These attributes of a triplet APO certainly work in the favor of and have an increased value for imagers no doubt about it. However, the cleaner and sharper views through a triplet APO do come at a cost of weight, cooling down times, overall telescope expense and maybe a little less brighter views. Choosing scopes are a give and take situation. 

 

HAPPY SKIES AND KEEP LOOKING UP Jethro


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Posted 04 March 2024 - 10:58 AM

I think we are on the same page.


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Posted 04 March 2024 - 11:05 AM

Last time I called, I was told they were looking at June or July time frame.

I was hoping to see one at NEAF.



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Posted 04 March 2024 - 11:07 AM

Hello ChazXL200,

I understand, my 155 triplet weighs in at 35 Lbs and takes fourty five minutes to an hour to reach temperature equilibrium. That set aside, the views are magnificent. 

 

HAPPY SKIES AND KEEP LOOKING UP Jethro

That's nearly TWICE AS HEAVY!


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Posted 04 March 2024 - 11:47 AM

That's nearly TWICE AS HEAVY!

Hello Echolight,

Compared to some of my other Astro toys, setting up that 35Lbs scope is a cake walk LOL...

 

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Posted 04 March 2024 - 07:22 PM

Seems the consensus is that a doublet is preferred over a triplet for visual and the opposite for AP.

Plus that added top weight.  I like my scopes hung high up in the saddle and had to add lots of back weight. My 6" F/9 AP blue tube needed a 5lb weight at the focuser end. Even with my other 6" ED's i had to add weight in the back. I don't like viewing on my belly. Big finders help.

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Posted 04 March 2024 - 07:50 PM

Hello Echolight,

Compared to some of my other Astro toys, setting up that 35Lbs scope is a cake walk LOL...

 

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Jethro, I guess so if you have the mount for it.


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Posted 06 March 2024 - 05:07 PM

Well that is good news. I won't have to wait for Jupiter that long.

Chas, the news is getting better for you, worse for me.  They now say July or August, and I wouldn't be surprised if it slipped further. I sold my telescope when i thought it would be March and I'd be scopeless for maybe six weeks.  Now I'm looking at being scopeless for at least six months.  Feeling pretty stupid.  

 

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Posted 06 March 2024 - 06:28 PM

Chas, the news is getting better for you, worse for me. They now say July or August, and I wouldn't be surprised if it slipped further. I sold my telescope when i thought it would be March and I'd be scopeless for maybe six weeks. Now I'm looking at being scopeless for at least six months. Feeling pretty stupid.

Mike

Unfortunately new runs like this are often delayed. Perhaps get a nice grab and go scope that you can enjoy in mean time, and still be useful once the 150EDL arrives?
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Posted 06 March 2024 - 07:14 PM

Chas, the news is getting better for you, worse for me.  They now say July or August, and I wouldn't be surprised if it slipped further. I sold my telescope when i thought it would be March and I'd be scopeless for maybe six weeks.  Now I'm looking at being scopeless for at least six months.  Feeling pretty stupid.  

 

Mike

 Not sure what i will get. The 185 Askar or whatever it is cost too much and i would need a AP900 to hold it.  Kinda in a mood for a big Mak and i don't mean MC D's. I had had a few 6" Fracts.  Still hope to see a AT185 EDL at F/9 one day.


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Posted 06 March 2024 - 09:08 PM

 Not sure what i will get. The 185 Askar or whatever it is cost too much and i would need a AP900 to hold it.  Kinda in a mood for a big Mak and i don't mean MC D's. I had had a few 6" Fracts.  Still hope to see a AT185 EDL at F/9 one day.

I hear you on the bigger EDL.  A nice mak would be great too. In the meantime, I'm wondering if I should cancel my 150EDL and buy something smaller (cheaper) for the time being and put in an order for a dream scope ala a TEC 160 or Agema 150.  I had kinda seen the EDL as a bridge to one of these anyway, and now the bridge is getting sorta long.  Or maybe I'm just too impatient.

Mike




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