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fwm891

A delivery of a StellaLyra 6 inch RC just got left on the door step

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Ordered yesterday delivered today great service FLO. One problem there were a few more clouds (and lots of wet stuff) in the box than expected...

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Anyone want to tell FLO that they misspelled StellaMira? 😁😁😁

Seriously though looks like a nice liitle imaging scope. 👍🏻

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3 minutes ago, Dinglem said:

@fwm891 not seen that on the @FLO website!!

Me neither! 😮

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13 minutes ago, Dinglem said:

@fwm891 not seen that on the @FLO website!!

Me not seen either its not in StellaMira scopes drop down?

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Got mine a few weeks back.

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Not had much chance to use it as yet but initial results look very promising.

Adrian

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Is this scope a well kept secret? Can't find it on FLO either.:icon_scratch:

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Is this a wind up? 😂😂

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What's going on? I actually thought FLO had extended their range and renamed the brand!

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ok, this seems to be the only example of a Stella Lyra telescope in the whole of the Internet-verse!

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There is nothing wrong with your computer. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. Flo are now controlling the website. Flo control the horizontal, and the vertical. Flo can deluge you with a thousand channels, or expand one single image to crystal clarity... and beyond. Flo can shape your vision to anything our imagination can conceive. For the next hour, Flo will control all that you see and hear. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the deepest inner mind to... The Stellalyra telescope Please stand by.

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1 hour ago, tomato said:

Is this scope a well kept secret? Can't find it on FLO either.:icon_scratch:

I think (maybe?) I got the first one - never been a trailblazer before. I wanted one of these and was offered the StellaLyra - only difference being the colour (doesn't matter in the dark) and the name on the side. I understood they were soon to be added to the FLO site.

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17 minutes ago, Adreneline said:

I think (maybe?) I got the first one - never been a trailblazer before. I wanted one of these and was offered the StellaLyra - only difference being the colour (doesn't matter in the dark) and the name on the side. I understood they were soon to be added to the FLO site.

Ah, thought it might something like that! Based on the well regarded GSO RC I think (I also have one). 

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Not even a mention of it’s imminent arrival on FLO’s announcements forum, very Outer Limits...

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Great that they are extending the range as they did start at £899 upwards which is out of reach for many. I'm guessing it's Stella Mira for refractors and Stella Lyra for reflectors then. 

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I've been sworn to secrecy by FLO since July when I enquired about Classical Cassegrain telescopes after seeing @johninderby had a nice 8 inch one from TS Optics. It sounds like they are about to launch them (Stella Lyra brand) any day now so I hope I'm not jumping the gun! Apologies to FLO if I've let the cat out of the bag! 🤫

(Perhaps delete this post if secrecy is still needed FLO)?

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I do hope that FLO does launch a range of Classical Cassegrains. A great alternative to the RCs for visual use and a great alternative to an SCT. 👍🏻

Would love the 10” truss version but £££££££

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What is the difference between a CC and an RC as they look identical to me?

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4 minutes ago, david_taurus83 said:

What is the difference between a CC and an RC as they look identical to me?

The figure of the  mirrors is different e.g. parabolic v hyperbolic primaries giving different performance across the field. There are others e.g Dall-Kirkham. 

Regards Andrew 

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Posted (edited)

The CC has a much smaller secondary so less obstruction and a longer focal length. Better suited for visual and easier to collimate. The RC is really an imaging scope.

The CC obstruction compared to the RC obstruction.

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I've been very impressed with my RC for imaging, very well made, superbly baffled, nice crayford focuser, very sharp images. A CC should be very nice for visual. Obviously doesn't have the huge focus range and enclosed tube of the SCT but I would hope the views would be sharper? Thing is though, if going for a mirrored scope, wouldn't a newt with a smaller secondary be a better bet? 🤔 (sorry if I'm diverting the thread)

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Fitting a Baader Refractor Steeltrack to my CC was a big improvement as not only a better focuser than stock but has a much greater travel and have never needed to use the extension tubes.🙂

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