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Old 07-05-2012, 11:19 AM
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Yes and no... delivery times have certainly blown out.
Agreed and experienced on this one. They can barely match current orders for stf, sti and oag8300 so would not bet on seeing these new cameras in anyone's hands for 6 months.

But they sound like they may be worth the wait.

I do find it strange that a new form factor for 8300 chip was released so soon after the stf-8300 was released. I ordered my stf the day after they were announced. I have owned it for 4 weeks and it's now an obsolete model
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:13 PM
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....... I have owned it for 4 weeks and it's now an obsolete model
I know how you must feel, but the STF is more of an alternative, and I dare say less expensive, solution to the STT.

The OAG has a *much* wider field than a guide chip, grabbing suitable guide stars 99.9 % of the time, plus you can use the STi for high-res solar/lunar/planets and use it to go on-axis for comets.
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:03 PM
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Yes and no... delivery times have certainly blown out.
Why would the buyout cause delivery problems? Because they are servicing other markets before astro first?

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Old 07-05-2012, 03:20 PM
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Why would the buyout cause delivery problems? Because they are servicing other markets before astro first?

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Actually, no, Oz got the STF pro-plus packs before OPT. Some of the hold-ups have been OEM suppliers, eg Baader.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:25 AM
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I've already ordered a "full-enchilada" (8 position wheel, AO etc.) STT8300 for myself, as with the AO, I see it as a killer high-res galaxy imaging system that should regularly allow guiding rates of around 10Hz.
So, you must have some idea of the price Peter???

I keep looking, but their website keeps telling me that they're free, should I put one in my cart at $0.00?

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Indeed. Don Goldman's MOAG was a 3rd party SBIG based solution that I'm pretty sure predates the QSI implementation ....not to mention the thousands of OAG-mounted ST4's that relieved you from the drudgery of hand guiding stars into their red-glowing guide-boxes some 25 years ago....

I've already ordered a "full-enchilada" (8 position wheel, AO etc.) STT8300 for myself, as with the AO, I see it as a killer high-res galaxy imaging system that should regularly allow guiding rates of around 10Hz.

I immediately went to the SBIG site and could not find the "enchilada" model, and no reference to full-enchilada.
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I immediately went to the SBIG site and could not find the "enchilada" model, and no reference to full-enchilada.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:25 PM
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I immediately went to the SBIG site and could not find the "enchilada" model, and no reference to full-enchilada.
Try Don Coco's in Burbank..it's number 16 on the menu

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So, you must have some idea of the price Peter???

I keep looking, but their website keeps telling me that they're free, should I put one in my cart at $0.00?

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Price?...apparently free..so put one in the cart. but the wait times might be a bit long.

SBIG have released nothing extra at all apart from what's on the web.
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