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Old 22-05-2018, 05:26 PM
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Having bought a high end scope (well I hope so, it is yet to ship) it cost nearly 12000 more dollars, so I am expecting something a lot better. I know their secondary assemblies are better in any event. It is just the optics that might be risky.
Tell us more Paul. Is it a Hercules ?
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Old 22-05-2018, 06:18 PM
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No Dave, the Hercules would have cost nearly $22000 for a 12" scope. I could not justify that in my head at this stage. I went with an AG12 by Orion Optics. I hear they are waiting on the Carbon Tube which should arrive this week. 5 weeks wait so far. Perhaps another week or two yet before it starts on it way. I am not sure if the optics are finished but they did not mention those tonight, so they might be ready.
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No Dave, the Hercules would have cost nearly $22000 for a 12" scope. I could not justify that in my head at this stage. I went with an AG12 by Orion Optics. I hear they are waiting on the Carbon Tube which should arrive this week. 5 weeks wait so far. Perhaps another week or two yet before it starts on it way. I am not sure if the optics are finished but they did not mention those tonight, so they might be ready.
That's great news. You will be able to share notes with big Mike S. I believe he has one.

I looked at one last year. Rather tempting.
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Old 22-05-2018, 07:54 PM
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That's great news. You will be able to share notes with big Mike S. I believe he has one.

I looked at one last year. Rather tempting.
Yes Mikes images have convinced me that it is worth a gamble buying from these guys. I have ordered all the same features so will have an identical scope, so I am hoping I get a great scope.
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