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Post by MartinF » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:04 pm

So happy right now! Managed to get hold of a TS-Optics 80mm f/6 triplet APO with a lot of accessories for a REALLY good price (used). Can´t wait to try it out. I´ve had my eye on one of these for a while now and when I saw it for sale I smashed that "buy" button :animals-dogrun: :dance:
The funny thing is that I even made him lower his price (by accident, didn´t mean to), when it was a bargain price to begin with! Without going into exact numbers I got the package for 40% of the retail price and it´s in really good condition (about 3 years old).

Now I´ll just have to wait for some clear skies to see if it works :D
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Post by notFritzArgelander » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:21 pm

Good for you! Hope you get to try it soon. Let us know?
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Post by Lady Fraktor » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:21 pm

Congratulations Martin, the Photo Line triplets are very nice.
Proper Telescopes: Antares 105 f/15, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNGDX 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen ED115s f/7.7
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Diagonal: 2" A-P Maxbright, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (P), 2" Zeiss/ Baader Amici Prism (DX2), 2" Orion Amici Prism, 2" Stellarvue DX, 2" TeleVue EverBrite
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Post by MartinF » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:57 pm

notFritzArgelander wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:21 pm
Good for you! Hope you get to try it soon. Let us know?
You can count on photos from first light :)
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Post by Bigzmey » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:03 am

Congrats on the new glass!
Scopes: Stellarvue: SV102 ED F7; Celestron: 8" SCT F10, 6" SCT, F10, Omni 150R Achro F5, Onyx 80ED F6.3; Meade: ST80 F5. Mounts: ES Twilight I, Bresser EXOS2, SW SkyTee2, AzGTi, UA MicroStar. Binos: Orion 15x70, 10x50, Nikon 8x40. EPs: Pentax: XWs; TeleVue: Delites, Plossls & barlows; ES: 68s; Vixen: SLVs; Baader: BCOs, Aspherics, Mark IV; Meade: UWAs & Plossls. Diagonals: Baader: BBHS mirror, Zeiss Spec prism, Clicklock; TeleVue: Evebrite. Filters: Lumicon, Baader, Astronomik. DSO tally: 1694 (Completed: M110, H1, H2. In progress: H3: 195, H2,500: 1272, S110: 77). Doubles: 937, Comets: 13, Asteroids: 61
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Post by MartinF » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:01 pm

notFritzArgelander wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:21 pm
Good for you! Hope you get to try it soon. Let us know?
So, I´ve tried it now :) It seems to be performing well, but I still have some fine tuning to do regarding spacing. At least I managed to catch some O3-data with it a few days ago, will post soon.
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Post by Lady Fraktor » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:13 pm

Looking forward to seeing the results.
Proper Telescopes: Antares 105 f/15, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNGDX 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen ED115s f/7.7
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Post by helicon » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:25 pm

Sounds great. Love to see what you've got.
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Post by MartinF » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:58 pm

OK, so here is the first post with data from the new scope :)
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