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Re: Megrez 80 vs AT1010

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  • brooktrout717 <brooktrout717@yahoo.com>
    Hi Gerry, thanks for the reply. Oddly, I cant seem to get your double cluster to open full resolution, just the 20k preview image. Ed ... a very ... Cluster
    Message 1 of 5 , Jan 1, 2003
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      Hi Gerry, thanks for the reply. Oddly, I cant seem to get your
      double cluster to open full resolution, just the 20k preview image.

      Ed



      --- In William-Optics@yahoogroups.com, "kg7td" <kg7td@c...> wrote:
      > Hi Ed-
      > I got my Megrez80 to use as a guide scope but soon found it to be
      a very
      > respectful imaging tool as well. I have a image of the Double
      Cluster in the
      > photos section under kg7tdM80.
      > The fit and finish are superb.
      > HTH
      > Gerry Pennington
      > Spring Creek,Nevada
    • brooktrout717 <brooktrout717@yahoo.com>
      Hello Bob, I appreciate your input. Ed. ... manufacturer ... optical ... bright ... it is ... extension for ... problems ... use a ... power, and
      Message 2 of 5 , Jan 1, 2003
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        Hello Bob, I appreciate your input. Ed.

        --- In William-Optics@yahoogroups.com, "Robert Schmall"
        <rschmall@w...> wrote:
        > Ed:
        > I have the Megrez 80, which has been controversial because the
        manufacturer
        > hyped the SD aspect and called it a "semi-apochromat," which is an
        optical
        > nonentity. It is a well-corrected achromat that shows some color on
        bright
        > objects, although not nearly as much as my old 4" F15. Mechanically
        it is
        > superb and the fit and finish are the same. You will need a 3"
        extension for
        > straight-through viewing. William Optics seems to have had some
        problems
        > with their diagonals, and although mine is quite good I prefer to
        use a
        > TeleVue.
        >
        > I use mine a lot with a 40mm eyepiece that gives 12 power! Great for
        > wide-field views of the Milky Way. I have not pushed it past 150
        power, and
        > probably wouldn't.
        >
        > Bob Schmall
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