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Alan White    1,536

I know this got mentioned elsewhere and it is clearly real but not open to dealer discussion, but

The Australian catalogue has an image of it, so it exists and also has mention a 150mm ED too, but that’s been discussed before.

Have a look at page 36, right next to the ed guide scope. 

 

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Alan White    1,536

Sorry about no link, as hard a second I tried my iPad would not paste it or an image.

 

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RayD    1,805
Just now, Victor Boesen said:

Converted to British pounds the price for it would be 282£.

Plus VAT and the 2,386 other taxes and duties that would no doubt need to be applied :eek:

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Zayvin    30
9 minutes ago, Alan White said:

Now advertised by Harrison’s at £269

And FLO! :icon_biggrin:

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Stu    16,513

@Alan White I corrected the title to read ED72, although an ED76 would be very nice too :) 

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RayD    1,805

Looks very nice indeed, and a superb price.   

With Schott glass also I reckon this has all the trappings of a great performer for a travel set-up.

Star adventurer anyone?

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Victor Boesen    382
4 minutes ago, RayD said:

Looks very nice indeed, and a superb price.   

With Schott glass also I reckon this has all the trappings of a great performer for a travel set-up.

Star adventurer anyone?

Just wat I was thinking. Could go well as a travel widefield scope. Don't know how capable it would be on planets however?

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RayD    1,805
2 minutes ago, Victor Boesen said:

Just wat I was thinking. Could go well as a travel widefield scope. Don't know how capable it would be on planets however?

Only one way to find out :icon_biggrin:

I may have to take the bandages off my credit card following Astrofest and see if the scars have healed enough to sustain a second round :angel9:

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souls33k3r    203
11 minutes ago, RayD said:

Only one way to find out :icon_biggrin:

I may have to take the bandages off my credit card following Astrofest and see if the scars have healed enough to sustain a second round :angel9:

What a trooper ... go on, we dare you. In fact double dare you :p *Runs away and hides under the desk*

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Highburymark    1,132

It has different objective glass to the bigger EDs though - does that suggest it may not match the excellent optics in the rest of the range?

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Victor Boesen    382
13 minutes ago, Highburymark said:

It has different objective glass to the bigger EDs though - does that suggest it may not match the excellent optics in the rest of the range?

I think that's what many of us are questioning before someone will get to try it out.

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Stu    16,513

Seems odd to be specific about fpl-53 in the little 50mm but vague on this one.

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Alien 13    4,034
7 minutes ago, Stu said:

Seems odd to be specific about fpl-53 in the little 50mm but vague on this one.

Maybe its a secret one thats better than FPL-53 :icon_biggrin: and the match with the other element is probably just as important.

Alan

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Stu    16,513
9 minutes ago, Alien 13 said:

Maybe its a secret one thats better than FPL-53 :icon_biggrin: and the match with the other element is probably just as important.

Alan

Let's hope so :) 

Yep, I agree it's all about performance not the glass specs, that's why I think they should release something for it, otherwise people might not commit because it does not have the 'fpl-53' cache.

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Highburymark    1,132

It's an astonishing price - if the optics are up to scratch. Couple of books on astro gear I've read recently still talk about apos as if they cost as much as a small hatchback. Admittedly they were probably written ten years ago. But this could be a game changer.

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Alien 13    4,034
1 minute ago, Stu said:

Let's hope so :) 

Yep, I agree it's all about performance not the glass specs, that's why I think they should release something for it, otherwise people might not commit because it does not have the 'fpl-53' cache.

I tend to trust Skywatcher these days, some of there recent stuff have been game changers.... I am still wanting an AZ GTi mount :icon_biggrin: but they keep selling out.

Alan

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happy-kat    3,474

Could possibly pair well with the star adventurer another recent great product.

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Stu    16,513
36 minutes ago, Alien 13 said:

I tend to trust Skywatcher these days, some of there recent stuff have been game changers.... I am still wanting an AZ GTi mount :icon_biggrin: but they keep selling out.

Alan

I agree Alan, they are releasing some excellent and well thought out products now. My point was actually that I don't want them losing out on sales because of the published spec, even if the product itself is good.

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