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Old 30-03-2012, 09:52 AM
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What Flattener SW ED80

Hi all,

Anyone know what is a good flattener for the SW ED80.
I will be wanting to use this with my DSLR for imaging.

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Old 30-03-2012, 10:20 AM
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Hi Ken.

I am using the el cheapo from Bintel see here --->>> http://www.bintel.com.au/Astrophotog...oductview.aspx

It works on my ED80 and also on my GSO RC8.

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Old 30-03-2012, 10:45 AM
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Hi Ken.

I am using the el cheapo from Bintel see here --->>> http://www.bintel.com.au/Astrophotog...oductview.aspx

It works on my ED80 and also on my GSO RC8.

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Thanks Martin,
Yes I had a look at that and was wondering what it was like, it's definately in the area of my budget.
I haven't come accross too many others to chose from as yet.
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I used an Astro-Tech for a while with good results.
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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?
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I've also recently purchased the Orion one and it seems to work ok (not perfect but pretty close) with the Meade ED80.
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Thanks guys,
Info much appreciated
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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?
Yep it screws directly into the "T" thread
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Hi Ken,

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....

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=86746

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http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=80765

Hope this helps.

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Why not the SW reducer corrector? I have one for an ED80 and the field is perfectly flat to the edge of my D7000......

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Here's a quick and dirty test shot from last night through the Meade with the Orion flattener.
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Why not the SW reducer corrector? I have one for an ED80 and the field is perfectly flat to the edge of my D7000......

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Because that was not the question, the question was about a flattener and not a combination of this.
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Because that was not the question, the question was about a flattener and not a combination of this.
guess you're more pedantic than I am when interpreting questions....just tried to be helpful, won't bother in future.....

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guess you're more pedantic than I am when interpreting questions....just tried to be helpful, won't bother in future.....

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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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