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Old 18-01-2020, 12:25 PM
glend (Glen)
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GSO 10" Truss tube Cassegrain about to land in Oz

Some of you may have seen Dennis di Cicco's review of the new GSO 25cm f12 Cassegrain scope in the January issue of Australian Sky and Telescope. This prompted me to ask Luke at Andrews about when this scope might make it to Oz. Up until this past week Andrews has been awaiting their next shipment of the 6" and 8" GSO Cassegrains, which are standard closed tube based models, and he could not confirm the 10" Truss model, presently for sale in the US (Agena Astro). But lo and behold, the Andrews website has now been updated to show that yes, the 10" Truss Cassegrain is in the next shipment. No price as yet, but the Agena Astro USD price is $2795, so you can estimate the AUD if interested.
Note you will need a mount that can swing maybe 19kg, the scope alone weighs 17kg, and at a focal length of over 3000mm, it will need a pretty solid base I would think.
I was about to pre-order the 8" closed tube version, but I might hold off until they can confirm the 10" price.
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