Bresser Phoenix


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Brand and Model:Bresser Phoenix
Price ($USD):discontinued
Type:Achromatic Refractor
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Aperture:150mm (5.9")
f Ratio:f/8
Focal Length:1200mm
Finder:9 x 50mm
Electric Power:Optional Drive, 6 vdc
Mount:CG-5
Tripod:Aluminum
Weight (lbs):lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):
Description:Bresser was one of the first to import the 6" Synta Chinese refractors under their own name. It is identical to the Celestron CR-150 about which much has been written, with very few minor differences. The dovetail mounting plate is shorter and the rings spaced closer together than on Celeston's version. For a large scope, wider is better. On the plus side, (if there is a plus side for the CG-5 mount), the Bresser comes with the later ball-bearing version of the CG-5 and also a tripod which has workable aluminum leg clamps, (unlike the very breakable plastic ones seen on some of Celestron's tripods). But since the CG-5 mount is of dubious quality and not even close to being sturdy enought for a scope of this magnitude, this is probably a moot point.

And as with all the Synta Achromats, the addition of Valery's Chromacorr will greatly enhance the color accuracy of the optics for visual purposes. Of course, a different focuser also helps along with a decent mount.

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Bresser Phoenix
What is the IQ of someone who rate this cheapscope a 10?
The optics is is chinese made and absolutely bad assembled. The
colour correction is a joke and the surface quality is a cheek.
The tubebaffles vignett the arperture to 120mm. The focuser shifts
about 3mm.
The old "Fraunhofer" rotates in his grave if he knows you call this thing a "FH-achromat.

Overall Rating: 1
Optics:1 Mount:2 Ease of Use:1 Value:1
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.115.14)
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Bresser Phoenix
My best Telescop in 20Years!
Wonderfull pictures from planets and Deep-Sky Objects.
Very sharp images at 340x, at very good seeing at 600x.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.73.113)
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Bresser Phoenix
I have a Bresser OTA.
I have mounted it on a GP mount on a baader tripod (i am bored to lay at the ground to see at the zenith). Opticaly there is chromatism on stars brighter than a 2-3 magnitude. This refractor works very well on saturn and on DSO. M13 is fully resolved with 8 and 16 clavé eyepieces but not wholly with lanthanum 10mm. It s a good value even if the optic is not so good. Don t compare it to an apochromatic refractor but keep in mind that you need an 5" apo refractor to have such DSO's views. It permforms quite as 8" SC and newtonians on deep sky.

William

Overall Rating: 8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.49.103)
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