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07-01-2018, 04:10 AM   #15136
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even my free 60mm refractors are better than nothing,
I planned to make an impressive binocular with them at one stage
hmmm 60mm bino'd refractor... sounds like an interesting project.. though the 100mm bino's we sell....

I would LOVE to find one of the Pentax 105mm ED refractors, big heavy telescopes designed for imaging.. they were pretty rare in NZ, not to mention expensive ANYWHERE.... but Pentax no longer make them, so the second hand market it where they live.. though still really expensive if you can find one.
The Pentax XF and XW series eyepieces are GORGEOUS astronomical eyepieces that rival the expensive Televue & Nagler designs, but are cheaper ($200-$500 an eyepiece vs $1000 a piece)

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hmmm 60mm bino'd refractor... sounds like an interesting project.. though the 100mm bino's we sell....

I would LOVE to find one of the Pentax 105mm ED refractors, big heavy telescopes designed for imaging.. they were pretty rare in NZ, not to mention expensive ANYWHERE.... but Pentax no longer make them, so the second hand market it where they live.. though still really expensive if you can find one.
The Pentax XF and XW series eyepieces are GORGEOUS astronomical eyepieces that rival the expensive Televue & Nagler designs, but are cheaper ($200-$500 an eyepiece vs $1000 a piece)
sounds like a nice item to look out for.
I abandoned the binoc idea suspecting alignment issues
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I'm sure he knows what a pavlova is!!

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I'm sure he knows what a pavlova is!!
How could he not!
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yer Mike we have always punched above our weight
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You forgot to mention the All Blacks.
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sounds like a nice item to look out for.
I abandoned the binoc idea suspecting alignment issues
They are gorgeous, The former owner of the store i work in had a Pentax 80mm and rated it right up there with his Astro Physics refractor... for the Non Astro guys, AP Scopes start at around $8 grand for a basic telescope with no eyepieces, mount etc... Oh and they are made to order, last look at some models the wait time is out to 8 years......
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You forgot to mention the All Blacks.
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