Apogee 127/1140


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Apogee 127/1140
Images of the moon and Saturn were still sharp at 70X/inch with good seeing. Chromatic aberration is immeasurably small. No sign of astigmatism. Stars are text book perfect circular diffraction images on both sides of the focus. Ruggedly built. Superb 50mm finder. All metal except for dew shield. Smooth focuser. This is a remarkable buy.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.96.200)
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Apogee 127/1140
This scope is a fantastic bargain at $279 complete with mounting rings, dovetail bar and 50mm finder. The focal length is actually closer to 1200mm. Mine checked out at 1180mm or F/ 9.3 The optical tube is fully knife edge baffled, with 3 baffles in the tube, and several in the 2 inch focus tube. The objective is an air spaced Fraunhofer.
The optics are superb! Easily blows away most mass produced 8inch Catadioptrics on Lunar and planetary detail, especially when coupled with a Baader Contast Booster.
Don't listen to the old wives tale that color is a problem in an achromat of this aperture unless it is F/15. At F/9.3 the 5inch Apogee is performing as well as an 8 inch F/15. This amount of color correction is not intrusive, and will not bother you. In any case the residual color can be eliminated by the selective use of filters. Incidentally the Apogee 127mm is the same ota that is sold by Meade as the AR5 . It is also the same ota being sold by Photon .

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.253.1)
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Apogee 127/1140
Large, kludgey...but a fair apochromat refractor. Good value for an under $250 scope

Overall Rating: 7
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.60.36)
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