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New Skywatcher kit at Astrofest


Mark at Beaufort
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This appeared on the Astronomy Now blog for the show.

On display at the Optical Vision Ltd stand at this year's Astrofest will be the following new Skywatcher products:

Skyliner-400P 16" Flextube Go-To Dobsonian, a prototype of the forthcoming EQ8 Synscan Go-To mount, the SkyTee-2 Dual Alt-Azimuth mount, the new QUATTRO-series f/4 Carbon-Fibre Imaging Newtonians and ED150 3/5 Element Apochromatic Refractor.

Could be interesting!

Mark

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Phew, that ED150 looks mighty cool in the flesh. I didn't dare ask any of the OVL people what sort of price they expect it to sell for but it gives me some hope that, as kit continues to improve, I might be able to get something like that when I retire. And that flextube is a real beast - how on earth would you move that around?

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that flextube is a real beast - how on earth would you move that around?

Wheely bars?

Incidentally the Meade 16" Lightbridge is pretty portable, it will easily go in a small hatchback though the "mirror housing" lump is heavy and the assembly time is not trivial.

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