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StellaMira 90ED or Esprit 80ED?


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I've been looking at these two and the StellaMira is at the top of my budget with a flattener/reducer but I didn't know if anyone had any thoughts or experience with either of these?

I’ll primarily be using it for imaging with a EQ6 R mount and ASI 2600mc 

Many thanks for any help that can be thrown my way (or other possibilities)

Adrian

 

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3 minutes ago, eoerex said:

I've been looking at these two and the StellaMira is at the top of my budget with a flattener/reducer but I didn't know if anyone had any thoughts or experience with either of these?

Many thanks for any help that can be thrown my way (or other possibilities)

Adrian

 

I assume this is for imaging? Perhaps some info on what you are planning on imaging, what mount and camera you have? I’m not an imager so can’t help but plenty of others will I’m sure.

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12 minutes ago, Stu said:

I assume this is for imaging? Perhaps some info on what you are planning on imaging, what mount and camera you have? I’m not an imager so can’t help but plenty of others will I’m sure.

Thanks Stu, apologies I’ve added the mount and camera into the original post post now 🙂

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I have a esprit 80 myself and would highly recommend it, but a friend bought a stellarmira 90 a few months back at that produces just as impressive images so either one I'd recommend

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I think both would be excellent - pay your money take your choice.

I have the SM90 and it is excellent in terms of colour correction and imaging. The only thing I did find was that when I was running it as part of a dual rig the focus drifted more than the ED80 I was also running. This might be down to the carbon tube slowing the cooling process. However, until I use it some more in the autumn I cannot be sure. The other option is the TS version which is essentially the same as the SM90 but with a metal tube.

Teleskop-Express: TS-Optics CF-APO 90 mm f/6 FPL55 Triplet APO Refractor with Certificate

TS also have a few good value ex-demo scopes that are well worth a look.

Teleskop-Express: Special Offers - Telescopes

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16 hours ago, Clarkey said:

I think both would be excellent - pay your money take your choice.

I have the SM90 and it is excellent in terms of colour correction and imaging. The only thing I did find was that when I was running it as part of a dual rig the focus drifted more than the ED80 I was also running. This might be down to the carbon tube slowing the cooling process. However, until I use it some more in the autumn I cannot be sure. The other option is the TS version which is essentially the same as the SM90 but with a metal tube.

Teleskop-Express: TS-Optics CF-APO 90 mm f/6 FPL55 Triplet APO Refractor with Certificate

TS also have a few good value ex-demo scopes that are well worth a look.

Teleskop-Express: Special Offers - Telescopes

 

Just be aware, buying from Germany and shipping to the U.K. may incur duties from customs and excise, making it more expensive than buying similar items in the U.K.

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