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Orion white light refractor.

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I've just seen this advert in AN magazine. Anyone used one? Looks more convenient than taping a filter to the end of my cheap refractor and worrying about pinholes etc! 

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It’s just a standard cheap refractor with a glass solar filter stuck on the front and a poor focuser.  You can easily buy an Orion glass filter and fit it to you scope.  Not bad although the Baader film is a bit better and a few small holes in the film isn’t dangerous anyway. 

I think something like an Opticstar 80mm refractor and a glass filter would be far better. Decent optics with a proper crayford focuser. Bit more expensive yes but would be a much better setup.

http://www.opticstar.com/Run/Astronomy/Astro-Telescopes-Opticstar.asp?p=0_10_1_1_54

 

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Skywatcher and Orion are part of the same company although Orion is mainly in the US and Skywatcher in Europe.

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