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Zenithstar 73 or Explore Scientific 80


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Hi

I have to possibly make a choice between the Zenithstar 73 and an Explore Triplet Apo 80, both with appropriate flatteners

Any thoughts would be most appreciated

Thank you 

G

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On 10/01/2021 at 17:05, GrampyG said:

Hi

I have to possibly make a choice between the Zenithstar 73 and an Explore Triplet Apo 80, both with appropriate flatteners

Any thoughts would be most appreciated

Thank you 

G

ZS73 for sure as the ES scope only uses FCD01 glass and will not be so well corrected assuming you are imaging. 

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Unless the ES 80 is the FCD100 version, go with the ZS73 or for even less money Altair 72EDF which is essentially the same scope.

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On 10/01/2021 at 17:05, GrampyG said:

Hi

I have to possibly make a choice between the Zenithstar 73 and an Explore Triplet Apo 80, both with appropriate flatteners

Any thoughts would be most appreciated

Thank you 

G

I went through the same thought process as you and I have just bought the Altair 72EDF with the 1.0 flattener and the upgraded focuser.  Looking at the specs the ZS73, the Altair and the RVO 72ED are pretty much the same scope. 

Now waiting for the clouds to do one.  I suspect you're not far from me (south of Salisbury), so I expect you are thinking the same.

Good luck.

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