Farewell Apogee OrthoStar LOMO 80mm f/6 APO Refractor - 8/2/2014
I purchased the Apogee 80m f/6 APO Refractor from Jean-Marie Locci on 2/9/2010. He was always keen to have first option on it if I was selling, so it with a few improvements, it was sold back to Jean-Marie Locci ($1260) as part of swap for his 200mm PowerNewt Newtonian Astrograph ($2100).
I will miss this very capable and portable scope that was a solid start to Astrophotography being lightweight and simple to operate and with 1.0x field flattener (f/6) or 0.8x reducer/flattener (f/4.8) capable of ~3 or ~4 degree fields with an APS-C imaging chip (most DSLR). Look after it JM!!
The timing of the swap came about when Jean-Marie's work assignment was coming to end in Perth and his next move was to Moscow where he decided to lighten up a bit and use more iTelescope online imaging services.
Telescope - Apogee OrthoStar LOMO 80/480 with Hotech SCA Field Flattener, TeleVue 0.8X Reducer/Flattener, William Optics Tube Rings with top & bottom Vixen Dovetail Plates, JMI Motofocus and Shoestring Astronomy FCUSB focus controller, Firefly Dew heather, Bahtinov Mask and Homemade Baader Solarfilm Sun Filter
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