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    Default 127mm Antares refractor



    I just bought an Antares 127mm, f6.4 refractor for a total sum of $350 C incl. ship.! Does anyone have any experience with one of these ? I am not sure if it has a model # as many times Antares only has one or two runs of a scope and then everything changes ! This is my 3rd Antares scope and I know one thing the others were well built vs the $ ! Would like to hear from past owners ! I should get it in a week or ten days, hopefully !

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    Default Re: 127mm Antares refractor

    I have not used the Antares 127mm but there are various reviews/ discussions if you search the CN archives.
    I love my 105mm f/15 though
    Most comment quite favorably about it depending if it was first run or not.
    If I remember correctly the first run had a over long drawtube that could vignette the view.
    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
    Mounts: Celestron SLT w/ pier mod & EQ-3 tripod, Celestron hypertuned CG-5 w/ tracking motor & Argo Navis, Manfrotto 028B w/ Stellarvue M2C, Manfrotto 055PRO w/ 128RC, TAL-1 HD EQ, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 SXG & half pier
    Diagonals: 2" Astro-Physics MaxBright, 2" Zeiss/ Baader prism, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (Photo Version), 2"
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