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Thread: Six Inch APO Refractor Shootout

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    Default Six Inch APO Refractor Shootout



    Does anyone recall seeing any more on this "shootout": 6-inch APO shootout

    Appears to be a teaser with no results posted!

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    Default Re: Six Inch APO Refractor Shootout

    Yep! AFAIK the only 6" Apo shootout results actually posted are Ed Ting's: Astro Physics vs Takahashi.
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    Default Re: Six Inch APO Refractor Shootout

    I posted what I know about the SV152 in your SV group posting but I have never seen the results for this one.
    I did a quick search and could not find anything either.
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    Default Re: Six Inch APO Refractor Shootout

    I guess chances of an amateur getting hands on more than one 6" APO at once are pretty slim.

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    Default Re: Six Inch APO Refractor Shootout

    Everybody knows this one, don't they?

    https://www.scopereviews.com/clash2.html

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    Default Re: Six Inch APO Refractor Shootout

    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    Everybody knows this one, don't they?

    https://www.scopereviews.com/clash2.html
    I note that it is 18 years old, so:

    I volunteer to do a thorough comparison of current 6" Apos. Just send me your AP, Tak, Tek, SV... and even your Skywatcher ED, and/or any clones you have, and I will do an unbiased review and post the results here! It might take a while though - and make sure you include return postage.

    Any takers?

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    Default Re: Six Inch APO Refractor Shootout

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanD View Post
    I note that it is 18 years old, so:
    Clearly it needs an update!

    I volunteer to do a thorough comparison of current 6" Apos. Just send me your AP, Tak, Tek, SV... and even your Skywatcher ED, and/or any clones you have, and I will do an unbiased review and post the results here! It might take a while though - and make sure you include return postage.

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    Default Re: Six Inch APO Refractor Shootout

    I'd be willing to add any of the four to my refractor collection...no further evaluation necessary

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    Default Re: Six Inch APO Refractor Shootout

    I will gladly volunteer my services to help evaluate any of these telescopes.
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