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30-03-2012, 10:52 AM
Anyone know what is a good flattener for the SW ED80. :question:
I will be wanting to use this with my DSLR for imaging.
I am using the el cheapo from Bintel see here --->>> http://www.bintel.com.au/Astrophotography/Reducers--Correctors--Flatteners/Orion-Field--br-Flattener/679/productview.aspx
It works on my ED80 and also on my GSO RC8.
30-03-2012, 11:45 AM
Yes I had a look at that and was wondering what it was like, it's definately in the area of my budget. :lol:
I haven't come accross too many others to chose from as yet.
30-03-2012, 12:53 PM
I used an Astro-Tech for a while with good results.
30-03-2012, 01:05 PM
I also have an ED80 and am considering the same question. Martin, looking at the pic on Bintel I can't quite see, but how does the flattener attach to the camera? Does it thread straight into the T-mount?
30-03-2012, 01:09 PM
I've also recently purchased the Orion one and it seems to work ok (not perfect but pretty close) with the Meade ED80.
30-03-2012, 02:18 PM
Info much appreciated :thumbsup:
Yep it screws directly into the "T" thread :thumbsup:
I have had some good success with both the Hotech Flattener and the newly revised William Optics III 0.8x Flattener/Reducer.
I have attached a couple of the links which indicate the results on both my ED80 and ED120....
Hope this helps.
30-03-2012, 06:06 PM
Why not the SW reducer corrector? I have one for an ED80 and the field is perfectly flat to the edge of my D7000......
30-03-2012, 06:20 PM
Here's a quick and dirty test shot from last night through the Meade with the Orion flattener.
Because that was not the question, the question was about a flattener and not a combination of this.
31-03-2012, 02:49 PM
guess you're more pedantic than I am when interpreting questions....just tried to be helpful, won't bother in future.....
Geez there we go again, the whole point is answering the question the OP asked, if he asked about a chocolate cake you're not going to give him/her advice on a strawberry cake because that misses the whole point of him asking for what he/she wants to know about the chocolate cake.
So i am very sorry for being so "pedantic" and will answer questions the same way you do from now on and confuse the hell out of the OP.
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