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Advice please on wide field scope?

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I'm looking at getting a short focal length, wide field scope to add to my equipment list if possible.

Uses will mainly be wide field visual, some EAA, and a gentle 'dip the toe' into imaging.

There seems to be a wealth of choice currently, especially offered from TS and Altair.

Ideally looking at the 60 to 70mm offerings from Altair but would consider others.

Many thanks for reading,

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Imaging: the two ways to get a wide field are to have a big chip and/or a short focal length. Having both is best, of course, but can the scope cover the large chip? Do you have a fixed chip in mind?


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11 hours ago, ollypenrice said:

Imaging: the two ways to get a wide field are to have a big chip and/or a short focal length. Having both is best, of course, but can the scope cover the large chip? Do you have a fixed chip in mind?


Possibly the Atik infinity, or the Atik 414ex.

I'm drawn towards the Altair 66mm, cost, weight and owners recommendations are making a pretty valid argument.

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4 hours ago, Astroboy239 said:

I think you can use 80ed.




Or potentially the 66ed, is it still made?

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Proud owner of Altair 66mm star wave - born 23/4/2016, weight 2kg or in old money 2lb 2oz.

Thanks for the advice guys - pictures will be posted of new arrival soon ?

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