Looking for a good Acromat scope

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Looking for a good Acromat scope

Postby EIZO » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:31 pm

I want a 5-6" acromat

Any ideas on a decent one appreciated

thanks

NO I don't want APO
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Re: Looking for a good Acromat scope

Postby dave.b » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:14 am

What focal length and what's the budget?
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Re: Looking for a good Acromat scope

Postby EIZO » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:33 am

Well actually as they are not expensive I have no concern over the budget, I just want a good one, and you are right to ask what the budget is as many fools post as I did and don't say so how can you answer.

this time though I should have said cost not a concern.
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Re: Looking for a good Acromat scope

Postby Aratus » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:52 pm

I'm not sure you can get a good 6" acromatic anymore - not new anyway. The Meade LXd75 ar-6 at was good, but they pulled that some time ago. The only one that I know of that comes near would be the Skywatcher Evostar 120

https://www.firstlightoptics.com/evosta ... 0-ota.html

Its a good price.
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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Re: Looking for a good Acromat scope

Postby EIZO » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:28 pm

I was looking at that, I have a celestron 8" HD Edge but want a scope I can keep in the car on an AltAz mount for occasions I am away and fancy a quick view

Thanks
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Re: Looking for a good Acromat scope

Postby EIZO » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:29 pm

I thought the Meade LXd75 was a reflecting scope
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Re: Looking for a good Acromat scope

Postby Aratus » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:12 pm

Perhaps there is a similar designation for a reflector, but I was thinking this . . .

Image

Here is an old listing . . .
https://www.amazon.com/Meade-LXD75-AR6-AT-Achromatic-Refractor/dp/B0009OFFLG/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
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Re: Looking for a good Acromat scope

Postby EIZO » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:32 pm

Thanks all, appreciated
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Re: Looking for a good Acromat scope

Postby dave.b » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:50 am

Still not sure what your application is and hence what f-ratio you're looking for, but...

The Explore Scientific AR152 is often referred to as a nice cannon! Cross check with Cloudy Nights forum.

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Re: Looking for a good Acromat scope

Postby EIZO » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:32 pm

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