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Andrew_Campbell
19-11-2017, 10:50 PM
Hiya folks. I've been looking for a short tube 80mm refractor to use as an autoguider, but can't seem to find them anywhere. I've been out of the hobby for a while, but I'm mystified...are they now seasonal? ;)

raymo
19-11-2017, 11:53 PM
They come up in the classifieds here pretty frequently, or you can
get a Skywatcher 80mm f/5 from Andrews, or any of several other retailers in Australia.
raymo

Merlin66
20-11-2017, 08:13 AM
PM sent.

Andrew_Campbell
20-11-2017, 11:25 AM
Thanks, gents. I did find one at Astroshop (a Skywatcher BD), but the Orion one doesn't seem to exist anymore.

_Jimmy
20-11-2017, 02:28 PM
Raymo has pretty much covered it. But whats a discussion thread without an entirely different option not asked for hehe - consider OAG for your guiding :)

xelasnave
20-11-2017, 03:18 PM
Also look at finder guider..a guide scope with camera..works great for me so far.
Alex

jimmyh1555
22-11-2017, 06:58 PM
Bintel in Melbourne have them. I've got one. I am going to use it with my Synguider 2:D

Nikolas
22-11-2017, 07:04 PM
Look in the classifieds, there is the Orion version and the Celestron version up for sale, both are similar apart from the colour

Andrew_Campbell
22-11-2017, 07:20 PM
Thanks, folks.

OzEclipse
22-11-2017, 07:32 PM
Orion discontinued "production" of the ST80. However many 80mm f5 refractors are sold by other badge resellers and yes, in the classifieds.

Joe

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25-11-2017, 11:34 AM
Bintel Melbourne is no more...