The perfect refractor?

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It does- thanks for all the information, Kerry. :)

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Any time :grin:

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Did you ever find the perfect scope in this category, Erik?

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In a way, Tom. Since posting this thread, I've gotten a SV 80ED, which is about as close to perfect as possible in its price range. It's not quite an apo, but it's pretty close and the optics are exceptional. :)

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SV 80mm ED Nighthawk NG on M1 ALT/AZ
Nikon Prostaff 65mm spotter on Trekpod
Konusvue 20x80 binos/Peterson PipeMount


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I think a Stellarvue SV102ED2 is the perfect scope, and it don't cost you a arm and a leg.

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In a way, Tom. Since posting this thread, I've gotten a SV 80ED, which is about as close to perfect as possible in its price range. It's not quite an apo, but it's pretty close and the optics are exceptional. :)



Is it an FPL-53 objective? F/ratio? Visually color free?

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The William Optics FLT 98 triplet apo that I just reviewed for ATT is close to perfect. The focuser is as good as anything i've ever used, and the build quality is just perfect. Optically, it's fantastic and color free on everything but the brightest objects. :cool:

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SV 80mm ED Nighthawk NG on M1 ALT/AZ
Nikon Prostaff 65mm spotter on Trekpod
Konusvue 20x80 binos/Peterson PipeMount


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Erik,

You mean that WO did not let you keep it after the article :?: :?: :?:

I thought it was part of the deel, so you will give them a good report.

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Uh, no.

I was happy to give the scopes a good report, given how good it was. If I got to keep everything I reviewed, I wouldn't be a very unbiased source.

Regarding the FLT98, it really is a phenominal scope. The optics were really first rate, and man- that focuser! :shocked:

Other than that, you'll have to read the article! :grin:

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8" Antares f/5 Newt
SV 80mm ED Nighthawk NG on M1 ALT/AZ
Nikon Prostaff 65mm spotter on Trekpod
Konusvue 20x80 binos/Peterson PipeMount


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Erik,

Nice review of the two WO scopes. Well done! I was going to ask you if you were planning on buying the FLT 98 review model, but it looks like you've sent it back. Of course you already have some nice refractors on your list there including the spotter so a 5th may be overkill :mrgreen:.............Nah!! :grin:

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