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14-01-2012, 03:50 PM
I am after a small refractor which I can take on a trip overseas with me for some simple visual astronomy.
I am completely open to any suggestions/offers as I am simply after a small refractor that is portable and thus I can easily take on a plane and walking about with me during my travels.
I have no fixed view on brand, age, doublet/triplet or even if it is a Semi-APO. I would however prefer to avoid Achro's
If you have anything suitable that you might consider selling please send me a PM.
Thank you for looking at my listing.
14-01-2012, 04:10 PM
Forgot to mention - anything that comes with some sort of carry bag or case would be ideal
14-01-2012, 06:07 PM
Just to clarify - I don't have any particular scope in mind - just something smallish - typically 80/90mm or less
14-01-2012, 06:51 PM
Hi Peter :) I have a Stellarvue 80mm f/5,6 Aplanat , its a semi apo with a lense of lanthium glass , number 109 of 150 made it has excellent optics , almost as good as my ed80 and with its sliding dew shield its airline frendly .
Its yours for $180 + postage if you want .
Just one thing this scope was in the Christchurch earth quakes last february and has a small dent in the dew shield , I will send you a photo if thats a problem , this does not effect its performance , one more thing , its a beautiful pearl white in colour and looks so sexy.
PM me .
serge le seal
14-01-2012, 07:35 PM
royalla (Bill) has just listed a Short Tube 80 Refractor in your Sydney area.
14-01-2012, 08:04 PM
Thanks for the suggestions.
I am still open to any other offers/suggestions.
14-01-2012, 09:32 PM
Yes - still open to any offers or suggestions - just to repeat from my initial post - I am primarily after something for some simple visual astronomy and would be easily portable such as onto a plane. Beyond these two points I don't have any fixed ideas and will consider any brand from something basic to any top shelf brand.
15-01-2012, 11:42 AM
Thanks again for the suggestion of the ST80 but I decided to myself if I am going to go through the trouble of carrying a scope around with me overseas I would like it to be at least a little better than an achro - so I am after something that is at least a Semi-Apo or Apo
15-01-2012, 10:20 PM
16-01-2012, 02:55 PM
What are you going to mount it on?
16-01-2012, 08:52 PM
I was thinking of keeping it simple with either a good camera tripod or perhaps splash out with a telepod. But it first really depends of whether I can actually find something.
16-01-2012, 08:52 PM
:question: Did you get my E/mail , Profiler ?. I have since posted my 80mm Aplanat on the scopes for sale here . With photos.
16-01-2012, 08:56 PM
No I didn't get anything from you - I was wondering what had happened. Okay, I will take a look at the pictures.
16-01-2012, 10:07 PM
:) Sale pending there mate , I had 12 PM's in 45 miniutes .. Good luck in your search there Profiler . And your holiday , looking forward to a few photos .
17-01-2012, 09:56 AM
Would you be interested in an ED80?
17-01-2012, 10:15 AM
Sure - send me a PM with a few pictures and a description - thanks
19-01-2012, 10:53 AM
Bump - Stil hoping to find a small refractor for my trip in case anyone has something.
20-01-2012, 07:47 PM
Thank you Giorgio for the suggestion and Yes - I am still looking for a small refractor.
25-01-2012, 05:10 PM
I have an ED80 I'd be willing to part with, drop me a PM if you are still interested and I'll take some pictures etc.
25-01-2012, 06:51 PM
Thanks Peter but I am not too certain about the portability aspect of an ED80 especially if doesn't have a sliding dew shield.
26-01-2012, 01:01 AM
It has a sliding dew shield, I'll measure it all up. It also has a carry case, I'll get the dimensions of it also.
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