Astronomix 80mm Fluorite Triplet
Not as good as stated above... Optically, I think the scope's friend I looked onto was kind of strange... At the focal point, it's color-free. However, inside and outside focus there is chromatism, more than in a Taka doublets.
On deep sky it ran great! Nice contrast, great light transmission....On planetary...I think there's a problem here! I saw a huge halo around Jupiter...It couldn't be light pollution because we were in a free pollution site..
It was very annoying, because contrast was not as good as on DSO...

Mechanically, it's not very good. I didn't liked at all the crayford focuser. It was very stiff....

Finally, this scope isn't a beauty....Not as pretty as Taka's series nor Televue...

It did a great job on DSO and might be very very good (if not better than a Tak 78) for DSO CCD. I think this scope is made for that purpose...As for the bright halo around Jupiter...maybe a dispersion problem...

Conclusion: A deep-sky scope, very light-weight, great grab'n go scope, but not so good for planetary viewing. Does certainly a great job with CCD on DSO.

Overall Rating: 7
Optics:7 Ease of Use:7 Value:7
Weight: 4 (Unreliable Vote)
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