Apogee 80mm ED Refractor
For less than $500 (currently $449) you get a taste of what it’s like to own a Tak 78 or TV 85 class scope. Don’t let the early reviews throw you. The later multicoated version of this scope is an optical and mechanical work of art. Put a good quality diagonal on this scope and use some of the money you saved to buy a few quality eyepieces and get ready to be dazzled.
I can’t think of a comparable scope (save its cousin the Megrez 80) under $1000. If a Takahashi FS102 is a 10, this is a strong 8.

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:8 Ease of Use:9 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.183.67)
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Have you tried an FS102??
Let me put it his way; The 80ED is a good scope.
But if the 80ED is an "8", the FS102, would be a "15" not a "10". (Meade ED would be 5-6)


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