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Grab n go's <80mm

Started by [email protected], 02/21/2021 10:33AM
Posted 02/21/2021 10:33AM Opening Post
Best grab n go refractor under $1000 to go on a Skyguider Pro THAT ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE...
Posted 07/21/2021 07:11AM #1
Originally Posted by David Marks
Best grab n go refractor under $1000 to go on a Skyguider Pro THAT ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE...
AstroTech AT72EDII is a great scope.
Posted 02/19/2022 10:39AM #2
The AT line (72, 80, 102...) is astronomic owned. The same line is sold by S.V. Bony. It's worth comparing. As for what's in stock now, that's a crap shoot. AT, S.V.B., and Orion all seem to have some in-stock items. Anyone sourcing from China seemes to be out for the forseeable future.
Posted 09/24/2023 09:08PM #3
I have landed on the Orion ST80 as my grab & go scope. Great for sweeping and open clusters, not so much for DSO objects. I'm a little surprised at how well it does work on appropriate objects but even at 8mm, Saturn & Jupiter are quite small but sharp. Look for a used one with an all metal focuser assembly. Got mine for $100. On a iOpton Cube mount it is literally a one hand operation.