D&G 6"F12


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Brand and Model:D&G 6"F12
Price ($USD):900
Type:Achromatic Refractor
Attributes: un-checked Go-To un-checked PEC
Aperture:152mm (6")
f Ratio:f/12
Focal Length:1803mm
Finder:8X50
Electric Power:R.A 240 V
Mount:Zeiss Ib
Tripod:Zeiss 3Vs
Weight (lbs):35 lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):Tube 8"X60"
Description:David Brock Crawford style focuser, Fits Zeiss Zenith prism,1.25/2" adapters.

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D&G 6"F12
What a wonderful scope! Stunning views of Jupiter and Saturn. Saturn exhibits a wealth of detail in the rings and on the globe with almost no false color. Jupiter exhibits so much detail you can get lost in the view. There is a bit of color when viewing Jupiter and the moon but the razor sharp images keep you pretty distracted. Better views than an excellent 6" Edmund F/8 newtonian, much brighter. This is the older 6" F/15 D&G and it is a bit of a beast size-wise but does it ever perform! A solid 10.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 6 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.213.68)
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D&G 6"F12
An outstanding lens. Correction for chromatic aberration is very good.
Excellent scope for all kinds of viewing.Way sharper than any reflector I've viewed in. Mars is exquisite. Slight false colour on Mars. Detail visible is very impressive. Star test is perfect taking into account the slight chromatic aberration.
Scope is a lot better than other cheaper 150 mm refractors I've viewed in. Spherical correction and polishing of lens is excellent.
In good seeing the scope can cope with extremely high magnification.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 3 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.23.16)
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D&G 6"F12
Great lens for an achromat with a large aperture. Delivers quality star images. Great deep sky scope. We(Brother Phil and I) made an O.T.A baffled fully to fit on a Zeiss Ib mount. The lens has slight chromatic aberration but no where near as much as I thought it would deliver. It's mainly seen around bright stars which I don't make a habit of observing much!! A great scope for faint/diffuse nebula/planetaries for example that require contrast. The scope is stunningly sharp on the moon. Again Chromatic Aberration is not a problem even with high powers of 300 to 500 in good seeing. I'm waiting for Saturn/Jupiter and Mars to come into the picture(July 2000). Double star performance is also stunning. Gamma Centaurus(Mag2.9,2.9 1.0 arc seconds splits beautifully. Eta Orionis has lots of dark space between the stars. It is a large cumbersome scope but delivers stunning images for the price.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 3 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.28.150)
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D&G 6"F12
very large scope, not for the small person, optics go well beond expected both deep sky and planetary, can push well beond 50x per inch, some color on bright stars but acceptable, tube is 7" weighs 28 lbs. is about 7' long when set up. very well built.

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:9 Mount:7 Ease of Use:8 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.96.197)
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D&G 6"F12
The optic of this OTA is superb


Long time delivery

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.194.208)
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