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27-03-2012, 04:41 PM
Welcome comments, reviews from anyone who has this scope and uses it for astrophotography.
Orion ED102T CF APO.
Looking to upgrade my ED80 soon, and surfing in this price range. I could be persuaded to look at other similar scopes if someone can talk me out of the Orion ;).
Cheers Petra d.
30-03-2012, 06:27 PM
Hi there again - still on the lookout for a IIS review
30-03-2012, 09:11 PM
:) Hi Petra , have a look at the Long Perng 90mm f/5.5 Apo at Andrews .
I got one and its a very nice scope with top optics , and only 450mm fully collapsed with a 2 inch diagonal attached .
I to upgraded from an ED80 , and to be able to do this you really have to spend a considerable amount of money to better the ed80's , as you know the Ed80's are that good .
Food for thought :thumbsup: .
31-03-2012, 09:59 AM
Many thanks, I appreciate your comments. Ill check out Andrews - thanks.
I'm still weighing options and I would like to upgrade before Border Stargaze. I've set my budget to $2000ish so looking to getting the best features for best possible price.
Hence looking for IISers experience with 100mm+ scopes.
Cheers Petra d.
31-03-2012, 11:13 AM
Here's another to consider Petra for about $2000 plus shipping from Germany: http://www.apm-telescopes.net/en/product.html?info=3087
Myself and a few others have owned the Sharpstar version from Japan - it's a very high quality scope. I've only used it for visual though.
Edit: here's the same scope cheaper from a better dealer: http://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p2527_APM-APO-Super-107-700mm-with-2-5--PHOTO-focuser-and-FPL53-lens.html
- works out to about $1700 plus shipping (plus gst).
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