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    Default Re: Used Meade DS-2080AT first (for me) light...



    Very nice acquisition Tom! For the price, I would have picked it up as well, even though I already have 50mm, 60mm, 70mm, and 90mm long focal length refractors. But I don't have a long focal length 80mm one (I have the Orion ST80 F/5 short tube though), so...

    I also have a Celestron NexStar GOTO, but not a Meade GOTO.
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    Default Re: Used Meade DS-2080AT first (for me) light...

    I've recently acquired this scope, some good bits of info here, I'm no astronomy expert, but I have a decent enough photography background, to me the standard "MA" eyepieces seem to be a weak link, I was looking at the 4000 series plossl set as a possible replacement if a set comes up at the right price.
    Has anybody used them with the DS2090at, did it make much difference to the chromatic aboration and general sharpness?

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    Default Re: Used Meade DS-2080AT first (for me) light...

    The Meade Plossls are a good step up from the stock Meade MA eyepieces.
    Check out the GSO Plossl eyepieces in the AstroAgena link I posted for you before.
    Excellent eyepieces and (I believe you are in Canada) with the exchange rate may still be cheaper than the Meade.

    You may also find them on Ebay/ Amazon either as GSO or Revelation.
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    Default Re: Used Meade DS-2080AT first (for me) light...

    Thanks, I'm in the UK, so will have a look what's available here.

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    Default Re: Used Meade DS-2080AT first (for me) light...

    Firstlight Optics, 365Astronomy and Harrison are a few good shops there.
    Here are the eyepieces I mentioned: https://www.365astronomy.com/GSO-Sup...ssl-Eyepieces/
    Refractors: Antares 105 f/15, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNG 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen SD115s f/7.7
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