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    Default TV85 vs. Orion 80ED



    There is a huge price difference, TV has a better fit, aparture wise about
    the same, but which scope performs better?
    Julius



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    Default TV85 vs. Orion 80ED

    I own the TV85, and optically it's a good visual scope with solid
    construction. The draw tube however is not as sturdy or well designed as
    it could be for photography. The lock has a tough time holding heavier
    cameras when the scope is moving. TV also sells a focal reducer for the
    TV85 that will allow wide-field photography at f/6 (the limit for this
    scope given the 2" focuser).

    Szaki wrote:



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    Default TV85 vs. Orion 80ED

    On Sat, 29 Jan 2005 09:23:59 -0800, "Szaki" <szaki10@comcast.net>
    wrote:


    Some have said the new 80mm does, some the TV. The aperture is so
    small, they both use good glass so the differences are minor. If the
    scopes were 5", I'd worry about that. TeleVue's focuser is far
    better, smoother and better built. The TV requires a much better
    mount owing to it's weight. IMO, the cost of performance of the TV
    does not justify the extra cost. If you buy the Orion (or be smart
    and get it from Skywatcher and save $100) and then attach a
    Feathertouch focuser, you have the BEST value right there.
    -Rich

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    Default TV85 vs. Orion 80ED


    RichA wrote:
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    Rich,

    I have never seen anyone say that the Orion out-performs the TV85
    except you. For those interested, you might read Tom Trusock's very in
    depth review on CloudyNights.

    Clyde


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    Default TV85 vs. Orion 80ED

    The word is "aperture",. not 'aparture.

    And there certainly was Holocaust in spite of your claims on the internet
    that there was not!

    l'chaim.



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    Default TV85 vs. Orion 80ED


    "RichA" <none@none.com> wrote in message
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    That's what I had on I'm mined. Paying 4x the price for a better focuser,
    $500 Orion 80ED vs. $2000 TV85ED.
    TV 85 shows nicer in the living room.
    Julius



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    Default TV85 vs. Orion 80ED


    "Lucy" <yipyip@yipyip.com> wrote in message
    news:41FC780F.530DD91@yipyip.com...

    *Take your politics some where else, retard.
    JS




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    Default TV85 vs. Orion 80ED


    <clydec@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message

    The problem with the TV85, as I see it, is excessive owner satisfaction.
    The only way to meet this head on is to replace them all with Orion EDs.
    Once the edification inherent in this self denial has been fully realized,
    one can move on to more advanced ascetism.

    Ed T.



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    Default TV85 vs. Orion 80ED

    Skywatcher WHO?

    Please provde a link.

    http://www.skywatchertelescope.net/ProductsST.html
    All I see on this site are non-ED scopes.

    Thanks


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    Default TV85 vs. Orion 80ED

    Too_Many_Tools wrote:

    I guess they don't update their site all too often...

    http://www.skywatchertelescope.net/WhatsNew.html

 

 
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