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    Default Incoming Explore Scientific 102mm F7 ED APO Triplet



    I just place an order for this new refractor : http://explorescientific.com/telesco...mm_ed_apo.html

    It will be use for daytime bird photography and AP. It will compliment my 1500mm and my 2032mm FL existing telescope with a very wide 714mm FL. I might actually start doing unguided DSO soon.
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    Good for you. That's a nice telescope.

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    Very nice scope! Congratulations!

    I came close last year on ordering up the 127mm myself. I hemmed on it for weeks. It had some great reviews and very nice features. Since I bought my 80 APO year and half ago I have become a great fan of refractors, especially since I am mostly into imaging side now!

    Congrats and good luck with your new scope!

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    Congrats on the beautiful new apo triplett! hope you have many memorable nights under the stars with it.

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    VERY NICE scope, congratulations.
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    Congrats...a good 4in Apo is a great instrument.
    I got a 4in Vixen Flourite more than 20 years ago and it has been one of my best buys ever...my most used scope too!
    Congrats again, enjoy and clear skies!
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    Ive been eyeing these new APO triplets, please give a revue once you have had some time with it .
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    I got a deal I can't refuse and my Explore Scientific 102mm became an Meade 127mm ED APO Triplet. It sitting at the store and I have to go pick it up. The price I got was insane. You wouldn't believe me so I'll keep it as a secret.
    Scopes: Celestron C8 SCT, Meade 127mm F7.5 ED APO Triplet, Sky-Watcher BlackDiamond 80ED F7 refractor
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    Thats a real nice detailed scope in the link you posted.
    But a bargain is a bargain..
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    The Meade is manufactured by the same company (JOC). It's actually the same scope just different brand.
    Scopes: Celestron C8 SCT, Meade 127mm F7.5 ED APO Triplet, Sky-Watcher BlackDiamond 80ED F7 refractor
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