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Luna-tic

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Already spent my Christmas money, and then some. Ordered a William Optics GT81 APO triplet f/5.9 with field flattener/reducer that makes it f/4.7. It has a 2" 1:10 Crayford 2-speed focuser. Now, I'll be able to image at f/4.7, f/5.9, f/6.3, f/7, and f/10, depending on what I want to shoot at.

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There is no cure, as Oscar Wilde said, the only way to deal with temptation is to yeild to it, nice scope BTW, congratulations.

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Once you start down the path to the darkside, forever will it rule your destiny.

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Do you really want to be saved :evil6: Enjoy your new toy and let's all hope for those illusive clear skies.

Seasons greetings and good luck for 2018.

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Now all I need is a three-headed coin to help me decide which one to use on a given night. I love my SCT's, but I'm worried it might become a menage a trois in the meadow on clear nights. :hello2:

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Doesn't look like you need saving from anything...

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You can often persuade scopes to operate beyond their nominal capabilties! :)

I suppose I'm more into Focal Lengths than f-number? [grin] :p
Some of my scopes are not (to say the least) "blisteringly fast".
I've arrived at a stage where I don't need (to many) more...  :D

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9 hours ago, Macavity said:

I suppose I'm more into Focal Lengths than f-number? [grin] :p

Well.......if you put it that way, I can image/view at 478mm, 945mm (effective), 1400mm (effective), 1500mm and 2000mm. I'm just thinking of all the different fields of view I'll have at prime focus. This one will be the LAST. Period. No more. I swear. Now it will be guiders, CCD cameras, processing programs, laptops.....:help:

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