Astro-Physics 155mm EDT


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Brand and Model:Astro-Physics 155mm EDT
Price ($USD):$8000
Type:Apochromatic Refractor
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Aperture:155
f Ratio:9
Focal Length:1395
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Weight (lbs):23
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Description:6.1" Oil spaced triplet from 1992 to 1993. Very rare telescope. Seldom found for sale. Many hardcore observers say the AP155EDT and the AP180EDT are the finest visual refractors ever made.

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Astro-Physics 155mm EDT
Got this wonderful scope for more than 10 years now.
The optics are nearly perfect, there is only a litte halo at venus. Watching planets is always big fun, there a so much details on, lot of different colours. On the moon you can find more details than you are able to paint ( if you do ).
When seeing is perfect, you have the feeling you are on the moon.The 600´er mount is stable enough for this heavy weight tube. It stand´s in my one dome. So I got no problems with setup or cool down the triplet.
If it´s worth it? Yes, it was very expensiv ( bought it in germany where the price was roundabout two times more than in the u.s.!), but when you are interested in a perfect
refractor ( telescope ) the AP 155 EDT is first choice!
Greetings from germany!

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:9 Mount:7 Ease of Use:7 Value:8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.139.209)
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