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ScopeTech STL-80A Maxi 80mm F15 - First Look


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15 minutes ago, johninderby said:

The f15 only weighs just over 2kg so still light and easy to mount. 👍🏻

I saw your post when you got this scope .. I think you mounted it on an AZ-GTi .. I see you have a more conventional mount now .. how did the AZ-GTi cope with the length of the scope 

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20 minutes ago, johninderby said:

The AZ-GTi just about coped with the length of it but was a little bit wobbly but usable.

was that the AZ-GTi or the tripod that caused the wobble?

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OMG ... FLO has just confirmed the F15 is now in stock ... maybe its selling time for me again ... the scopetech F15 really looks the part . John , what is a comfortable magnification for this scope on , say Jupiter ?

 

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24 minutes ago, Stu1smartcookie said:

Sorry to ask another question ... did you ( or even , could one ) change the focuser ?

The focuser actually works very well. Nice and  smooth. The one thing I would change though is the screw type clamp on the drawtube. Fortunately the end of the drawtube has a standard Vixen 36.4mm thread so you can get a T2 to 36.4mm adaptor from FLO and then fit a Baader ultrashort 1.25” clamp.

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Just now, johninderby said:

The one thing I would change though is the screw type clamp on the drawtube.mFortunately the end of the drawtube has a standard Vixen 36.4mm thread so you can get a T2 to 36.4mm adaptor from FLO and then fit a Baader ultrashort 1.25” clamp.

Yes i saw that ... i really do not know why scopes are sold with these screw clamps . 

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