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Vixen ED114SS
No ED-doublet refractor should ever be called "apochromatic"! Not even the fluorite-doublets are! True apochromatic refractors are of true triplet or quadruplet design - which for example excludes doublets with additional field flattener lenses...

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>No ED-doublet refractor should ever be called "apochromatic"! Not even the fluorite-doublets are! True apochromatic refractors are of true triplet or quadruplet design  -  which for example excludes doublets with additional field flattener lenses...

The above is a political statement more than a rating of the product. With modern glass and lens design it is possible to build an APO in a doublet configuration. The ED114SS review in S&T (5/02) called it an APO and compared it to other APO scopes. 

Some quotes from the article:

"Jupiter looked neutral white when sharply focused, with no surrounding halo of blue light, remarkable for such a fast-foca-ratio refractor."

"Bright 1st-magnitude stars appeared clean white, with no halos from chromatic aberration."

This is not a fluke, many Tele Vue scopes are doublet APOs also.

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