Omcom 708

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Brand and Model:Omcom 708
Price ($USD):aprox 300.00us
Type:Achromatic Refractor
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Aperture:80mm (3.1")
f Ratio:f/7
Focal Length:560mm
Electric Power:n/a
Weight (lbs):lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):
Description:i am looking for ratings on the above scope. i want to purchase one but would like to get feedback before i plunge

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Omcom 708
priced at about the same as the skywatcher 102, this little scope has a japanese objective, baffled drawtube and only a 1.25" focuser. assembled by omcon, the parts are much the same but finish feels a
bit nicer than the synta scopes.

in side-by-side comparisons with the 102 it's obvious: the 102 grabs more light, but has lots of color. the 708 does great on planets, has a nice "snap" focus and less-mushy star test. details on jupiter that leap out at you with the 708 are there in the 102, but you need to hunt for them.

a good quality general-purpose grab-and-go scope, probably not on par
with a ranger or stellarvue but still fun for the money.

Overall Rating: 9
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Omcom 708
i have this scope its midway between the f5 and the f11,optically its better than the f5,there is color around the usual brigth objects,defenitly less color than the f5,but still not a planetery scope,very good low power views with casual look at the planets,i will replace it ither with the stellarviu f6 or the megrez by william optics.

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