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A Borg 90 FL. It's got to be the perfect grab and go travel scope out there. Just 2 kgs. Small. The best RFT that can do planets and doubles too? And capable of taking pretty pictures.

It's on my long-term wish-list. I only have to sell an internal organ or two, and find a convincing reason why I need a fourth telescope.

Has anyone actually looked through one?

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3 hours ago, Ags said:

A Borg 90 FL. It's got to be the perfect grab and go travel scope out there. Just 2 kgs. Small. The best RFT that can do planets and doubles too? And capable of taking pretty pictures.

It's on my long-term wish-list. I only have to sell an internal organ or two, and find a convincing reason why I need a fourth telescope.

Has anyone actually looked through one?

Well you could always get it’s sibling in the meantime, Ags. Even more portable 

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Yep, flourite lenses by Canon Optron, same as Tak, very light weight, super versatile due to modular construction. What's not to like? I had a Borg achro f/6 some time ago, it had virtually the same amount of CA as my f/16 Skylight, maybe less. Very good scopes. 

Downside? Really not cheap.

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5 hours ago, Ags said:

 

Has anyone actually looked through one?

My advice would be, 'Don't get too excited till you have looked through one.' Telescopes are full of words; apochromatic, doublet, triplet, Petzval, fluorite... Great things, words (says a former English teacher) but you can't look through them...

Olly

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1 hour ago, ollypenrice said:

My advice would be, 'Don't get too excited till you have looked through one.' Telescopes are full of words; apochromatic, doublet, triplet, Petzval, fluorite... Great things, words (says a former English teacher) but you can't look through them...

Olly

If I can't get excited about a 90 mm f5.5 fluorite doublet that weighs 2 kgs and disassembles like an 1970s movie assassin's rifle, exactly under what circumstances should I get excited? 🤣

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52 minutes ago, Ags said:

If I can't get excited about a 90 mm f5.5 fluorite doublet that weighs 2 kgs and disassembles like an 1970s movie assassin's rifle, exactly under what circumstances should I get excited? 🤣

🤣 Get excited by a telescope you've looked through and you know you like.  Beware of preconceptions when internet dating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Olly

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16 hours ago, pete_l said:

I have a Borg 101mm f6.5 and it's .... nice. Though I couldn't tell you what model it is. Borg gear is a bit like IKEA. You get a collection of pieces and have to work out for yourself what goes where. As for upgrading it ... a parts number nightmare.https://www.sciencecenter.net/hutech/borg/80a-sys.gif

Even the diagram artist seems to have given up at the end and just not bothered labelling it, and given you a toilet roll tube to look through 😂

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7 minutes ago, badhex said:

Even the diagram artist seems to have given up at the end and just not bothered labelling it, and given you a toilet roll tube to look through 😂

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It's meant to be like that.  If you have to ask what they are, you can't afford it 😂

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