Astro-Physics StarFire 155 EDFS


 Info  Votes  Messages  More Stats  Up One Level
image
Brand and Model:Astro-Physics StarFire 155 EDFS
Price ($USD):$6480.00
Type:Apochromatic Refractor
Attributes: un-checked Go-To un-checked PEC
Aperture:155mm (6.1")
f Ratio:f/7
Focal Length:1085mm
Finder:optional 8x50mm
Electric Power:None
Mount:None
Tripod:None
Weight (lbs):23 lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):41" Long
Description:Although we originally designed the 155mm f7 StarFire EDF (6.1" aperture) featuring our gigantic focuser and field flattener with the avid astrophotographer in mind, we have come to appreciate the versatility of this instrument. At the urging of our customers, we now offer the same excellent 155mm f7 lens in a lighter weight tube assembly with our 2.7" focuser.
We continue to be amazed at the compact size of this instrument. At last, a 6.1" refractor with an overall length of 40" (with dewcap retracted). This is less than half the length of an fl5 and approximately a foot shorter than an f9! In fact, it is about the same length as our 130mm f8, but with an inch more of aperture! You can transport it in a smaller car, store it in less space, invest in a smaller mount and shorter pier/tripod. This instrument is the fulfillment of the astronomer's dream for a truly portable 6.1" refractor.


Company 7's 155mm f/7 Starfire Page

Vote Highlights Vote
Astro-Physics StarFire 155 EDFS
This is the definitive large American APO, improved over a decade with refinements to optics, mechanical machining and design innovation. Cool down is good but a smaller apo is better.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Ease of Use:9 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.38.31)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=358373


Astro-Physics StarFire 155 EDFS
what a terrific 6 inch scope. I have had some memorable looks at the moon- the detail in the craters really popped out at you. the optics were tack sharp.
On Vega, the star showed as a pure white/blue as did the star test.
The OTA is slim, relatively lightweight- everything is designed for ease of use.I find myself eager to set up and get going on this scope.
I would recommend this scope to the exacting observer- as mainly a visual hobbyist, I am confident in the optical quality and concentrate on the view, and not the optics.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Ease of Use:9 Value:8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.227.175)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=244804


Astro-Physics StarFire 155 EDFS
My A-P arrived in August 1999. This is a beautiful instrument and I can't imagine a more perfect refractor. Magnification extremes run from 34x (Nagler 31) to 362x (Nagler 3-6). On precious few occasions when high magnification is possible on Jupiter and Saturn, the views are truly memorable. This scope also does a great job on Clusters and Double Stars. I'm not much of a deep sky buff.

When you own have an Astro-Physics refractor, you probably didn't want something else. I admire the Christen's resolve in building it their way. I admire the resolve of those that wait for their A-P.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Mount:9 Ease of Use:10 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.59.177)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=198145


Astro-Physics StarFire 155 EDFS
The scope is a "WOW"
Worth the wait and every penny.
Built like a tank.
Went from a Tak to this scope, didn't think the focuser would match up against the Tak.
Surpasses it and then some.
I use mine in the San Fernando Valley in Ca. where seeing conditions, light pollution and air quality, are a problem.
The AP 155 cuts through it all like a lazer and simply put, gives views that are outstanding.
Amazed at the small size of this scope also.
J.R.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Mount:10 Ease of Use:10 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.14.7)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=175136


Astro-Physics StarFire 155 EDFS
Resolution and contrast are stunning. Have owned several other APOs and have had the opportunity to try several premier Dobs through 16". This scope beats them all!

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Ease of Use:10 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.174.117)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=63085


Astro-Physics StarFire 155 EDFS
Killer scope in every respect. Great planetary and binary star views at 500x or more (in perfect seeing, anyway). Pinpoint star images, perfect star test. Awesome for astrophotography, especially with 4" focuser.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.129.16)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=37731


Astro-Physics StarFire 155 EDFS
Star test is perfect, brightness is exceptional. Absolutely no
chromatic aberration. Soaks up magnification to atmospheric limits.
Excellent portability. Must be experienced to be appreciated.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.210.54)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=37729


Astro-Physics StarFire 155 EDFS
The scope rules!

600E with a pier for light photo, and CCD.

600E with tripod for visual.

900 for heavy photo.

Get the 4" if you dare, it's awesome

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.190.95)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=37724


Astro-Physics StarFire 155 EDFS
I have had this scope and the 600E mount for almost three years now. Wonderful telescope! Planetary views using the TeleVue Binovue are superb. Star images limited only by atomsphere. This is a scope that becomes very personal!

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.246.61)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=37723


Astro-Physics StarFire 155 EDFS
Superb scope, extremely stable on an AP 900 goto mount. With the AP/Zeiss/Baader binocular viewer, AP barlow and Zeiss Abbe Orthos the planetary performance is breathtaking. I only wish I had the 180 f/7. :-)

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.83.83)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=37722

Click here to see all votes (16 total)
[Click Here to Login]
Don't have a login? Register!