4-inch triplet for less than some doublets

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4-inch triplet for less than some doublets
Posted by Antitax on Saturday, February 01, 2014 5:03 AM

   (I stumbled upon this while roaming my favorite dealer's site, Teleskop Service. Could be that US dealers offer about the same deal in dollars, that's worth checking).

   The 4-inch triplet financial barrier has been pushed further again. Explore's 4-inch f/7 Essential triplet apo used to be the best deal at 949€, but Meade dropped the price further at 899€. Sorry, the page is in german only, the english translation is not available yet, but the Teleskop Service staff answers to emails in english.

http://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p6728_Meade-102mm-f-7-Triplet-ED-APO---Optik-mit-Tubus.html

   The scope is displayed with diagonal and finder attached, however only the optical tube and dual-speed focuser will be had for 899€, obviously. This is not an FPL-53 glass objective but these cost at least 1,400€, not the same class. And Sky-Watcher's top-of-the-line 4-inch Equinox FPL-53 doublet costs around 1,000€.

TS 8x40 Wildlife, 10x50 Marine/Fujinon 16x70/TS 80mm triplet, 6x30 finder, EQ-3 mount, TS 2" 99% diagonal/Celestron C5+ and 6x30 finder, DIY tripod/5" Bahtinov/12" GSO dob, 8x50 finder/Meade 2" 24mm 82°/Hyperion 24,13,10mm 68°/TS Expanse 17mm 70°/SW 7mm Panorama 82°/Ultima 2x barlow/Astronomik UHC-E filter/Baader O-III/Astro Solar 5" & 80mm filters/Sky Atlas 2000/Rükl's Moon Atlas/Canon 400D/5mW green laser

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