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
  • Star test 70mm F6 achromat doublet. with and without central obstruction. + green filter
    by realflow100 »
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  • Your refractor - let's see it
    by Nakedgun »
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    Last post by pakarinen
  • New from old 3 1/2"
    by DeanD »
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    Last post by WilliamPaolini
  • Field flattener, Williams old one.
    by Altocumulus »
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  • 100th post on CN
    by Bigzmey »
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    Last post by KingNothing13
  • "A good 70-mm refractor..."
    by mikemarotta »
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    Last post by mikemarotta
  • Recommendations for a suitable scope for the Fornax LT2 Tracker
    by Deserter »
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  • TS achro 6" F5.9 - any owners
    by 25585 »
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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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    Last post by turboscrew
  • Reflected and scattered light in the zenith diagonal mirror
    by j.gardavsky »
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  • Scattering of light in the refractor optical tube assemblies
    by j.gardavsky »
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  • A 30$ svbony SV501 telescope. slight modification.
    by realflow100 »
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    216 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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    Last post by John Baars
  • My new baby...
    by AstroBee »
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    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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  • Astro Tech 115 APO ED triplet (engaged impulse drive)
    by mikemarotta »
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    Last post by Bigzmey
  • APM 140mm ED, my next intended.
    by 25585 »
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  • Would You Spend $100 On This Telescope?
    by Refractordude »
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    Last post by Richard
  • Created A Quickie For Days When Tired
    by Refractordude »
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    544 Views
    Last post by dagadget
  • Achromatic and apochromatic doublets
    by James »
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    Last post by dagadget
  • Refractor overload in 2021!
    by Lady Fraktor »
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