Refractor type Telescopes

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  • Achromat Vs Semi-APO Vs APO - What's The Difference?
    by JayTee »
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    Last post by Bigzmey
  • How exact does the eyepiece-focuser-diagonal alignment to the objective need to be?
    by realflow100 »
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    298 Views
    Last post by turboscrew
  • Reflected and scattered light in the zenith diagonal mirror
    by j.gardavsky »
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    148 Views
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  • Scattering of light in the refractor optical tube assemblies
    by j.gardavsky »
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    377 Views
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  • A 30$ svbony SV501 telescope. slight modification.
    by realflow100 »
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    122 Views
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  • Is this a good one?
    by Capt. Midnight »
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    Last post by Ylem
  • cheap 70mm refractor telescope F5.1 testing again
    by realflow100 »
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  • Whats the typical maximum resolution in arcseconds of a 70mm achromat/doublet refractor?
    by realflow100 »
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    225 Views
    Last post by John Baars
  • My new baby...
    by AstroBee »
    23 Replies
    988 Views
    Last post by chris_g
  • Picked up this little beauty today.
    by Gmetric »
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  • is it better to correct doublet for center to edge sharpness. or for some other aberration?
    by realflow100 »
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    755 Views
    Last post by realflow100
  • Astro Tech 115 APO ED triplet (engaged impulse drive)
    by mikemarotta »
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    1200 Views
    Last post by Bigzmey
  • APM 140mm ED, my next intended.
    by 25585 »
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    1591 Views
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  • Would You Spend $100 On This Telescope?
    by Refractordude »
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    561 Views
    Last post by Richard
  • Created A Quickie For Days When Tired
    by Refractordude »
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    407 Views
    Last post by dagadget
  • Achromatic and apochromatic doublets
    by James »
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    1900 Views
    Last post by dagadget
  • Your refractor - let's see it
    by Nakedgun »
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    5198 Views
    Last post by dagadget
  • Refractor overload in 2021!
    by Lady Fraktor »
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  • AT70ED
    by pakarinen »
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    510 Views
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  • Binoviewer friendly 4" Apo?
    by Virtus »
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    527 Views
    Last post by WilliamPaolini
  • AT-60ED, how is yours?
    by John Fitzgerald »
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  • iOptron ST90?
    by pakarinen »
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    552 Views
    Last post by John Fitzgerald
  • Going lighter
    by Ken_nneth »
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    368 Views
    Last post by mikemarotta
  • 130mm Truss Tube Refractor
    by Jones »
    22 Replies
    4676 Views
    Last post by Jones
  • Telescope Hunting
    by Don_S »
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    328 Views
    Last post by Lady Fraktor
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