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    Default Great deal on 102mm OTA



    After years of Dobs and Cats (and yes they can live together), I've been thinking I might try something in the refractor breed. However, I didn't want to blow the bank just to get a taste of it.

    Happened across the OPT site yesterday and noticed they're clearancing their stock of Celestron 102mm f/9.8 OTAs, with 2" focusers. The banner reads $119, but I guess they're factoring in shipping. In fact, I got mine for $59 +$18 shipping.
    It's just the OTA with a vixen side-mounted dovetail, no accessories, which I dont need anyway. If you want accessories, there are buying options.

    Should slide right onto my CG5.

    I know it's no apo or ES Achro, but for an intro to wide field, I dont think I could go wrong.
    Just wanted to share the find.

    Clear skies ya'll

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    Default Re: Great deal on 102mm OTA

    Nice! You really can't beat that price!
    Good luck with the new purchase!
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    Default Re: Great deal on 102mm OTA

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodeorat View Post
    After years of Dobs and Cats (and yes they can live together), I've been thinking I might try something in the refractor breed. However, I didn't want to blow the bank just to get a taste of it.

    Happened across the OPT site yesterday and noticed they're clearancing their stock of Celestron 102mm f/9.8 OTAs, with 2" focusers. The banner reads $119, but I guess they're factoring in shipping. In fact, I got mine for $59 +$18 shipping.
    It's just the OTA with a vixen side-mounted dovetail, no accessories, which I dont need anyway. If you want accessories, there are buying options.

    Should slide right onto my CG5.

    I know it's no apo or ES Achro, but for an intro to wide field, I dont think I could go wrong.
    Just wanted to share the find.

    Clear skies ya'll
    Did you have a coupon? I can't seem to find the scope with that price. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Great deal on 102mm OTA

    Interesting! I'm looking forward to reading about your experiences with the scope.

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    Default Re: Great deal on 102mm OTA

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodeorat View Post
    Happened across the OPT site yesterday and noticed they're clearancing their stock of Celestron 102mm f/9.8 OTAs, with 2" focusers. The banner reads $119, but I guess they're factoring in shipping. In fact, I got mine for $59 +$18 shipping.
    The OPT site is down--perhaps too many people jumping in and trying to cash in on this deal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by keyroute View Post
    The OPT site is down--perhaps too many people jumping in and trying to cash in on this deal?
    I was on earlier and they had their new site up (Pretty nice.) but there must be some teething problems.
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    Default Re: Great deal on 102mm OTA

    I found them. They are listed under 'Launch Specials'.
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    Default Re: Great deal on 102mm OTA

    They have some other pretty good specials too. They are selling CG5 mounts for $549. They were bound to come down with the VX mounts on the market but that is q pretty good price.
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    Default Re: Great deal on 102mm OTA

    Ok I'm special and can't find it on OPT, can someone PM me a link please?
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