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    Default Re: Anyone familiar with this scope??

    Twinstar - Model number 619114. Don't have any other information on it.
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    Default Re: Anyone familiar with this scope??

    Looks great man, probably gives a blue haze around every star at all powers like the 90mm f/11 had a couple years ago.
    Newtman but some refractors allowed.

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    Default Re: Anyone familiar with this scope??

    That is marketed by Twinstar telescope. I have never been able to figure out who actually makes these scopes. It is a beginners scope in every sense of the word. I own a Twinstar 80mm spotting scope for use as one of my guide scopes. It goes by the epithet of El Cheapo. The optics are usable but the focuser needed to be replaced almost immediately. A long focal length (1000mm) refractor on a shaky EQ mount is the perfect recipe for a severe headache.

    Will this scope work - Yes. Will it perform in a way that makes observing any object (moon, planets, bright deep sky) easy - No

    There are other scopes at this price which are much better suited for pleasurable viewing.

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    Default Re: Anyone familiar with this scope??

    Quote Originally Posted by tomjones View Post
    Looks great man, probably gives a blue haze around every star at all powers like the 90mm f/11 had a couple years ago.
    Yeah I am not sure I would advertise my scope was made in the same factory that makes Tasco and Konus telescopes lol
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    Default Re: Anyone familiar with this scope??

    That mount is NOT good enough for that telescope, it will be really, really shaky ...
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    Default Re: Anyone familiar with this scope??

    The scope is of low quality. The mount is very wimpy. The accessories are extremely low quality. And you get no support after the sale. You would do much better with this at the same price with no cost for shipping from a reputable dealer. And more aperture to boot.


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    Default Re: Anyone familiar with this scope??

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozman13 View Post
    The scope is of low quality. The mount is very wimpy. The accessories are extremely low quality. And you get no support after the sale. You would do much better with this at the same price with no cost for shipping from a reputable dealer. And more aperture to boot.


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    I have eyeballed that scope a couple of times. I have never been able to find out what sort of dovetail it uses. I would dump it straight on my go-to mount
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    Quote Originally Posted by MG1692 View Post
    I have eyeballed that scope a couple of times. I have never been able to find out what sort of dovetail it uses. I would dump it straight on my go-to mount
    You would need to get a standard Vixen style dovetail bar for it. I would get one at least 8" long.
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    Default Re: Anyone familiar with this scope??

    the mount alone looks very much like the EQ1 i picked up for my 102 and is now set up for the 80mm
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