Starsplitter APO Eater 8 F8


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Brand and Model:Starsplitter APO Eater 8 F8
Price ($USD):1400
Type:Newtonian
Attributes: un-checked Go-To un-checked PEC
Aperture:203mm (8")
f Ratio:f/8
Focal Length:1624mm
Finder:Rigel
Electric Power:
Mount:Dobsonian
Tripod:
Weight (lbs):50 lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):
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Starsplitter APO Eater 8 F8
Let's be realistic about "APO Eaters". When recreational astronomers want to talk up their scope's optics, they always say, "it's just like looking through an APO refractor". APOs are the benchmark. NO-ONE says "my scope as good as an excellent Dobsonian" because people would laugh. And that's all the "APO eater" is - just an excellent Dobsonian. So buy one by all means and kid yourself that the good images are great , that the diffraction spikes aren't there, and the inability to track doesn't matter. Then it will be "just like an APO refractor".

Overall Rating: 7
Optics:7 Ease of Use:8 Value:7
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.187.193)
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Starsplitter APO Eater 8 F8
Sadly, Starsplitter no longer offers the Zambuto optics in the "Tube" series. Their least-expensive scope with a Zambuto mirror is the 8" Compact Truss, at $1995.

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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.173.137)
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Starsplitter APO Eater 8 F8
Hey!, add superb Zambuto perfect optics (1/20 wave PTV at least), to long focal lenght and downsize secondary, with superb bafled tube, with a Tech 2000 Dob Driver or Equatorial Plataform, and a 3mm Radian or 5mm Tak Ep and... Voilá! You're going to eat an Apo. like FS 102, 128, Traveller, 130 EDF, Televue ....(Do you have $20.000 for a 8" apo?)

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.225.75)
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Starsplitter APO Eater 8 F8
Premium dob, a bit on the heavy side.

Overall Rating: 8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.201.208)
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Starsplitter APO Eater 8 F8
good scope, but ... arent all f/8 8" newts with decent optics
good! To assert this scope is an "apo eater" is ludicrous.
I have an John Hall 6" f/10 newt and and 8" f/10 (Hall) ...
so these must be "Starslitter APO Eater EATERS"! I get a little
disappointed when manufacturers stoop to "Big n Tasty Meal"@.
APO eater indeed!
jw

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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.70.91)
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